How To Find Unclaimed Money in Arizona

In this article, Unclaimed money is any financial asset that has been abandoned or forgotten by its rightful owner for a certain period of time. Examples of unclaimed money include bank accounts, checks, stocks, bonds, dividends, insurance policies, utility deposits, and more. In Arizona, the Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting and safeguarding unclaimed property until the owners or their heirs claim it. The state does not take ownership of the property, but acts as a custodian for the benefit of the owners.

If you think you may have unclaimed money in Arizona, here are some steps you can follow to search and claim it:

Step 1: Visit the Arizona Department of Revenue’s Unclaimed Property Search website

This is a free and official website that lists the owners of unclaimed property in Arizona. You can search by your first name and last name or your business name. You can also search by property ID, if you have received a letter or email from the department.

Step 2: If you find your name or your business name on the website

You can file a claim online by following the instructions. You will need to provide some information and documents to prove your identity and ownership of the property. You can also print and mail the claim form to the department’s address: Arizona Department of Revenue Unclaimed Property Unit, 1600 West Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Step 3: If you do not find your name or your business name on the website

You can still check other sources of unclaimed money. This is a website authorized by the Arizona Department of Revenue and other states to list owners of unclaimed property. You can search by your name and state, or by your name and all states. If you find a match, you can file a claim through the website or contact the state where the property is held.

Step 4: You can also check the federal government’s sources of unclaimed money

Such as the [Internal Revenue Service] for tax refunds, the [U.S. Treasury] for savings bonds, the [Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation] for bank failures, the [Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation] for pensions, and the [U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development] for FHA-insured mortgages. You can find links to these and other sources on the [ website].

Step 5: You can also contact your local Arizona State Treasury Department

Which handles unclaimed property for counties, cities, towns, and school districts. You can find their contact information on the [Arizona State Treasurer’s website].

By following these steps, you may be able to find and claim your unclaimed money in Arizona. However, be aware of scams and frauds that may try to charge you fees or ask for personal information to access your unclaimed money. The state of Arizona and the federal government do not charge any fees to search or claim your unclaimed property. You should never pay anyone who claims to have your unclaimed money or asks for your personal or financial information. If you suspect a scam, you can report it to the [Arizona Attorney General’s Office] or the [Federal Trade Commission].

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