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August 1 is deadline to file with Riverside County for unclaimed property tax refunds
May 5, 2018
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Owners of residential or business property in Riverside County have until August 1 to file for unclaimed property tax refunds. Board of Supervisors Chairman Chuck Washington and Treasurer-Tax Collector Jon Christensen issued the reminder today to give taxpayers sufficient time to file for refunds and not be caught short by the deadline.
Filing instructions and a list of all unclaimed property tax refunds are available on the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s website.
Christensen said 567 refunds totaling $479,709.93 remain unclaimed. Most refunds stem from valuation reductions by the county assessor and involve corrections or cancellations to the tax roll after taxes already had been paid.
Under California law, property tax refunds unclaimed for four years after the payment date – or one year after a requested claim form has been mailed back to a taxpayer by the county, whichever is later – may be transferred to the county general fund by order of the Board of Supervisors. The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s website has a list of all outstanding unclaimed refunds. Only claims with a deadline of Aug. 1, 2018 are at risk of transferring to the general fund. Once a claim’s deadline (which is indicated on the website) passes, the refund is transferred to the general fund and can no longer be claimed.
Completed claim forms and supporting documentation should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
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