We want to provide information to help you learn how to find unclaimed assets that may be owed to you.
We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.
If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:
- Understand the requirements.
- Learn about the process of claiming unclaimed assets.
- Seek to get the most out of your unclaimed assets.
Table of Contents:
- Want to learn about us?
- Where do we get our information?
- Are we the government?
- Is my information protected?
- What is an unclaimed asset?
- What are the different kinds of assets that I may be able to claim?
- How can I find out if I have unclaimed money?
- How can I claim my money?
- Do I have to pay taxes on unclaimed money after I claim it?
- What happens if I don’t claim the money?
- How can I make sure my unclaimed assets are real?
1. Want to learn about us?
We’re a private company that conducts research online and compiles information for you in a free guide. Our goal is to give you the information in one place – in a clear and simple way – to help you achieve your goals.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers does research online. Then we put the information in one place and in a clear way to make things easier for you.
3. Are we the government?
No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can.
4. Is my information protected?
5. What is an unclaimed asset?
This could be money, property or another asset that has been available and not claimed for over five years.
6. What are the different kinds of assets that I may be able to claim?
Unclaimed assets are anything from life insurance to tax refunds, pensions, unpaid wages, trust funds, royalty payments, safe deposit boxes and more.
7. How can I find out if I have unclaimed money?
The most common way to find out if you have any unclaimed assets is to go through your state’s treasurer or comptroller. States have websites that let you search for unclaimed assets.
8. How can I claim my money?
If you find that you have unclaimed money or another type of asset, the next step is to fill out a claim form. This is to show the agency or office of your state the details they need to double-check your inheritance.
9. Do I have to pay taxes on unclaimed money after I claim it?
If you had unclaimed cash, you will not need to pay taxes on that money. However, if you had unclaimed property and it went up in value, for example, you will probably need to pay property taxes. Your state office can tell you more depending on the type of asset you claim.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, financial, legal, or tax advice.
10. What happens if I don’t claim the money?
If you have an inheritance, your money will not just disappear. In most states, these unclaimed assets will remain for you to view online and claim once you find them.
11. How can I make sure my unclaimed assets are real?
One way that you can usually rule out scams is if you’re getting calls from people saying that you have unclaimed benefits. Typically, you’re not going to receive phone calls about unclaimed money or property. You may get a notification in the mail, so check for official seals to make sure you’re not being contacted by a private company. Otherwise, keep in mind that state governments provide online resources to help you check if you have anything unclaimed. There is no 100% effective way to make sure it’s not a scam, so be very careful.