• Tennessee Treasury holding nearly $1 billion in unclaimed funds

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Treasury is hoping to return nearly $1 billion in unclaimed property to residents.

    According to the department, that unclaimed property is money that is turned over to the state by businesses and other organizations that cannot locate the rightful owners. Unclaimed property can include uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, trust distributions and more.

    To help reunite that money with its owners, representatives of the Unclaimed Property Division are planning to bring an unclaimed property booth to events across the state. At the booth, division representatives will help attendees begin the claims process and answer questions.

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    A list of outreach events is on the Treasury website at treasury.tn.gov . Tennesseans can also use the site to search for unclaimed property online.

    While we can’t promise you there’s nearly a thousand bucks floating around out there in your name, this much we can say: You can easily do a search online and find out in just a minute or two!

    Simply go to MissingMoney.com and punch in your name to do a database search of available unclaimed funds across all states. (Note: Not every state participates.)

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