State Treasurer: Millions of dollars returned to Mississippi residents in last 2 years and more still unclaimed. Is some of it yours?

Published 5:26 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

More than $40 million in unclaimed property has been returned to Mississippian in the last two years and more money is waiting to be returned to its rightful owners.

Ar you one of them?

State Treasurer David McRae announced a second record-breaking year of returning unclaimed money after he took office in January 2020.

“When we return unclaimed money, we are stimulating the state’s economy without increasing the burden on taxpayers. It’s a win-win,” said McRae. “Over the last year, we have made it easier than ever to file a claim, offering Mississippians the option to complete the entire process online. We have also improved the holder reporting system. Because of those updates and the priority we continue to place on proactively finding the rightful owners of unclaimed money, I am incredibly proud to announce we have exceeded $40 million in returns since I took office in 2020.”

Unclaimed money is turned over to the state when banks, credit unions, and even retail stores are unable to find the rightful owner. After five years, financial institutions turn that money over to the state and the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division is charged with finding the owner and returning the cash.

To search for unclaimed money, visit Treasury.MS.gov/UnclaimedMoney.