Unclaimed property tax refund applications deadline Oct. 27

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The County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector issues property tax refunds as a result of reductions to assessed valuations determined by the Assessor’s Office. Examples are exemptions, proposition 8 reductions and assessment corrections, after the taxes have been paid or when a supplemental event, such as a change of ownership, occurs that triggers a negative supplemental assessment refund. In all cases, either a refund claim form or a warrant is mailed to the address on file; however, many of these refunds remain unclaimed. With certain exceptions, taxpayers generally have four years to file a claim for the refund. The last day to file a claim for tax refunds issued prior to July 1, 2016 is this Tuesday, October 27.

The public may search for unclaimed property tax refunds at https://www.sbcounty.gov/atc/pirfnet. Contact the Property Tax Division at (909) 382-3090 for questions or further assistance.