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August 1 is deadline to file with Riverside County for unclaimed property tax refunds
April 28, 2019
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 Chair Kevin Jeffries 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 from tax year 2014 and prior are available on the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s website.
Christensen reports that 567 refunds totaling $486,466.57 remain unclaimed. Most refunds stem from valuation reductions by the county Assessor and are related to corrections or cancellations to the tax roll after taxes were already 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. After Aug. 1, any unclaimed money shifts to the general fund and can no longer be claimed.
Completed claim forms and supporting documentation should be emailed to PropTaxUnclaimed@rivco.org or mailed to:
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