Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Unclaimed Safe Deposit Box Auction Starts Tuesday"

From Racine County Eye:

 By Heather Asiyanbi in Community · May 24, 2016 · No comments

"Take note treasure hunters: the state Department of Revenue is hosting an online auction of unclaimed safe deposit boxes. The auction runs from Tuesday through 10 a.m. June 7.

"Up for grabs are a variety of coins, jewelry, stamp collections and various other items, an announcement from the DOR reads.

"The department is responsible for the unclaimed property program, and staffers work to connect residents with unclaimed property that might belong to them. According to state statute, when no one steps forward, the state has three years to sell the items through auction.

"While the auction will take place primarily online at www.wisurplus.com #16286, anyone interested in participating in person can do so from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Wisconsin Surplus, 202 West Front Street, in Mount Horeb.

"Residents who want to check if they have any property with the state can use the DOR’s online database."

Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/unclaimed-safe-deposit-box-auction-starts-tuesday/

GO to the DOR’s online database and check if there's any money, property, whatever out there for you or someone you love.  JUST DO IT.  Someone very close to me just received $3,200 after submitting a claim in late January.  He had to submit some additional documents.  It's a very slow process.  He said one of the people he talked to at the DOR said they're swamped.  His claim didn't even get looked at until March, even though he submitted it in late January.  However, it did eventually pay off.

It's worth your time to search for property that may be due you.  It's absurd that the DOR says they make every effort to find people who are owed money.  Right.  My buddy's money came from his father's life insurance company, 40 (!) years ago.  He hadn't been hiding in the past 40 yers.  Indeed, he had to file income taxes with the state each year.  But they couldn't find him.  Or his mother or sister when they were alive.

Good luck!

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