Lovingood Pushes To Return Unclaimed Property Tax Refunds

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood is seeking to return almost $480,000 in unclaimed property tax refunds on 1,846 parcels in the First District.

“It’s important to me that the County goes the extra mile in returning to taxpayers refunds that are justly theirs,” Lovingood said. “That’s why I have directed my staff to try to find those eligible for property tax refunds.”

County officials have sought to contact taxpayers entitled to refunds dating back before 2008. Unsuccessful in finding those due refunds, officials planned to transfer the more than $2.2 million in unclaimed refunds to the county general fund. But Lovingood and county supervisors opposed the move in favor of making further efforts to find the eligible taxpayers. The property tax refunds resulted from declining property values which were reassessed at lower values by the county Tax Collector’s office.

Lovingood’s Executive Assistant, Susan Drake, said, “We are contacting constituents on the list whenever possible and notifying them of the possible refunds due to them. Residents are not only happy to receive information about the opportunity but they are also pleased that we took the time to look for them. It’s worth a few minutes to check the list and see if your name appears!”

Lovingood posted a list of those who are due unclaimed property tax refunds on his district website. He has also directed his staff to contact those eligible for refunds who may have moved or changed mailing addresses. To view the list of unclaimed property tax refunds, click on http://www.sbcounty.gov/bosd1/ or at http://www.sbcounty.gov/atc/pirfnet/

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