The Washington State Department of Revenue has announced the launch of a new unclaimed property website to help make reporting and claiming lost property, such as bank accounts, insurance proceeds, and uncashed checks, quicker and easier.
Features of the new site, claimyourcash.org, include:
- A new robust search function that returns more possible hits, including partials and similarly structured search terms.
- A new fast track process that automatically approves claims that meet certain criteria, allowing most fast-tracked checks to be received within five days or less.
- A mobile-friendly design for less hassle while searching from a mobile device. Nearly 69 percent of visits to date have been mobile.
- New “how-to” videos in both English and Spanish.
The state tax agency administers the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, a free service that reunites lost property and assets with its rightful owners. Over the past three years, Revenue has reunited an average of $75.7 million annually in unclaimed property with owners.
The state currently holds in excess of $1.3 billion waiting to be claimed.