RIVERSIDE, Calif. –
More than $1.14 million in property tax overpayments that went unclaimed by hundreds of individuals and businesses in Riverside County was deposited into the county’s general fund today by the Board of Supervisors, several of whom expressed regret that the money couldn’t be returned to taxpayers.
“I can’t help but wonder what we’re not doing to contact these taxpayers,” said Supervisor Kevin Jeffries. “We have committees, commissions and everything else under the sun to collect fees. Maybe it’s time we appoint somebody to contact these folks so we can get them their money.”
In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors authorized county Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent to take the unclaimed money and place into an active account for the county’s discretionary use.’
However, Jeffries, Supervisors John Benoit, Jeff Stone and John Tavaglione all wondered why the roughly 1,800 prospective claimants to the funds didn’t make an effort to get the money rightfully owed them.
Discovered Money captured the list of people and businesses owed money by Riverside County as of May 1st, 2013. You can review the list here. (Some of the parties on this list have already claimed their property.)