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This could be money, property or another asset that has been available and not claimed for over five years.
Unclaimed assets are anything from life insurance to tax refunds, pensions, unpaid wages, trust funds, royalty payments, safe deposit boxes and more.
The most common way to find out if you have any unclaimed assets is to go through your state’s treasurer or comptroller. States have websites that let you search for unclaimed assets.
If you find that you have unclaimed money or another type of asset, the next step is to fill out a claim form. This is to show the agency or office of your state the details they need to double-check your inheritance.
If you had unclaimed cash, you will not need to pay taxes on that money. However, if you had unclaimed property and it went up in value, for example, you will probably need to pay property taxes. Your state office can tell you more depending on the type of asset you claim.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, financial, legal, or tax advice.
If you have an inheritance, your money will not just disappear. In most states, these unclaimed assets will remain for you to view online and claim once you find them.
One way that you can usually rule out scams is if you’re getting calls from people saying that you have unclaimed benefits. Typically, you’re not going to receive phone calls about unclaimed money or property. You may get a notification in the mail, so check for official seals to make sure you’re not being contacted by a private company. Otherwise, keep in mind that state governments provide online resources to help you check if you have anything unclaimed. There is no 100% effective way to make sure it’s not a scam, so be very careful.