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3 Million In Washington Have Unclaimed Cash And Assets

It's possible the Washington State Department of Revenue has some of your money and would like to return it. 

There are over 3 million names and nearly $1 billion in unclaimed assets up for grabs. Examples of unclaimed property include paychecks, utility deposits, bank accounts, uncashed refunds, life insurance proceeds, stocks and bonds and contents from safe deposit boxes.

Between July 1, 2012 and June 20, 2013, WSDOR returned more than $68 million to 170,800 people. During that same period, the department added 858,000 names and $140 million in unclaimed property to the database.

Revenue returns the property once the rightful owner files a claim and doesn't charge a fee for the service.

 

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