Let’s think back to a time from much earlier in our country’s history. James Buchanan was President, the “carpet sweeper” (aka, the vacuum) was just launched, and the recently-invented jellybean and the postcard took America by storm.
Oh, and a national income tax of 3% had just been levied on citizens who earned more than $800. That’s right- the year is 1861, and income tax was imposed to help subsidize the Civil War.
For what it’s worth, we think the Jelly Bean is the best thing to come out of that year.
Over the next 52 years, the laws surrounding income tax underwent a series of changes until reaching its (more or less) final evolution in 1913. It also became permanent. For all intents and purposes, the income tax we all know and love so well has remained more or less unchanged in intent since then.
Every year, millions of Americans file their tax return and many anxiously await their tax refund. Like kids on boxing day, Americans love to take that return and invest it in themselves, their home, and their life.
But what if I told you that there is another type of return you could file – and unclaimed funds return – that could be just as lucrative as your tax refund.
No, this is not a joke, and no, this isn’t too good to be true. As it turns out, millions of Americans have funds owed to them from governments (federal, state, and municipal) and corporations. This unclaimed money could be:
- Uncashed payroll checks
- Insurance payments
- Unused gift cards
- Security deposits
- Dormant bank accounts
- And a bunch more
You read that exactly right: millions of Americans have funds in their name sitting in accounts waiting to be claimed. This claiming process can be undertaken at any time, though it is often a pain in the butt to see through.
That’s where Refundery comes in.
We are built around the idea that it should be much easier for people to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. As it turns out, there is an incredible amount of money to return. Over $100,000,000,000 (that’s over one hundred billion dollars), in fact. That averages out to approximately $400 per adult American. Have a look for yourself.
Unfortunately, most people react with a sense of incredulousness when presented with this figure. But it’s real, and it’s just sitting there, and because so many people assume that it must be fake… the money just sits there and grows.
Good news: we make it easy for you to search for, and claim, unclaimed funds that may exist in your name. Our unclaimed funds monitoring, which is free by the way, lets people know when funds that are owed to them wind up in an account somewhere.
This tax season, right after you click submit on your tax return, you should click submit on an unclaimed money search at Refundery. If there’s money out there with your name on it, we’ll help you find it and claim it.