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Take another look for unclaimed cash, agency says

The Washington Department of Revenue is encouraging everyone to take another look at its online database of unclaimed cash, because the agency recently added another $87 million owed to 410,000 individuals.

"Even if you didn't find any unclaimed property at the last time you looked, it's time to check again," the department said this week in a news release.

The database has more than 3 million names, making the odds of finding your own name or that of someone you know 50-50, the department said. Businesses are required by law to report unclaimed property in November. That's defined as property they have held for at least three years and have been unable to return to rightful owners, including unclaimed paychecks, utility deposits, bank accounts, refunds, stocks and bonds and contents from safe deposit boxes.


Addy Hatch
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