Harkey's Golden State

Does California Owe You Money?
Two Easy Ways to Find Refunds and Unclaimed Property

Posted 12/22/15

1) For Income Tax Refunds

Diane is urging taxpayers to find out if they are among the 49,000 Californians who are eligible to claim a total of $28 million in personal income tax refunds.

Visit the Check Your Refund Status online tool to see if you have a refund waiting. You can also call the Franchise Tax Board at 800-852-5711.

2) Find Your Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed property is delivered to the State Controller's Office if an account has been inactive or there has been no contact with the owner. Examples include:

  • Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents
  • Stocks, mutual funds, bonds and dividends
  • Uncashed cashier's checks or money orders

Use the State Controller's Unclaimed Property tool now to claim items or monies that may belong to you.