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THURSDAY, August 27, 2009

County holding close to $600K in unclaimed refunds

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Nearly $600,000 in unclaimed property tax or other refunds is owed to San Diego County taxpayers and residents, Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced today.

Those owed money have 45 days to claim the funds, or the money will go into the county's general fund.

"Our office and many other departments in the county work very hard each year to find the rightful owners of unclaimed funds," McAllister said. "Sadly, each year many of these funds go unclaimed by the deadline and we are left with no choice but to turn the funds over the county's general fund."

Of the $576,000 in unclaimed funds, $296,000 is from property tax refunds and another $280,000 is from various fees, deposits and funds collected by county departments, according to McAllister.

The smallest amount owed by the county is $10.10 and the largest is $86,064.

A master list of all unclaimed funds owed to taxpayers and others who have done business with the county over the past three years was posted today on the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Web site at

Hard copies of the list are also available at the Treasurer-Tax Collector's San Marcos, El Cajon and downtown San Diego branch offices.

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