Whether you are a cowboy working on the open range or an office employee working in the city, the state of Montana is a great place to live. If you live here, you appreciate the wide open spaces, friendly faces and abundant activities, but all those things would be better if you just had a bit more cash in your pocket.
The good news is the state of Montana maintains a comprehensive and exhaustive database, one that is filled to overflowing with unclaimed property. If you are lucky, some of these unclaimed property could be yours for the asking, and it is only a web search away.
There are many reasons why the property would end up in this unclaimed property database. Former Montana residents who have moved away from the state may have left their old bank accounts behind, and the banks turned the cash over to the state when they were unable to reach the original owner. Current residents of the state may be the recipients of insurance proceeds or inheritances they did not know about, causing the property to go dormant and end up in the database. No matter what the reason, checking for that loot is fast and easy, and here are the steps you need to take.
1.Begin your search for unclaimed property at the website the state of Montana maintains for this purpose. That website address is mtrevenue.gov.
2.Click on the Unclaimed Property link on the website. Enter your last name and first name for a personal search or the name of a business to conduct a commercial search.
3.Review the list of results carefully and look for any property you think may belong to you or your business. The state of Montana does not allow searchers to narrow down their criteria on the claim form, so it may take some time to check the list of results.
4.Complete the claim form if you spot any property you think may belong to you or to your business. Take note of the documentation you may be required to submit to substantiate your claim and prove your rightful ownership.
5.Check back on the status of your claim from time to time as it moves through the process. The amount of time it takes to process claims will vary depending on the workload of state staff and the number of claims currently in the system.
6.Enjoy your newfound money.
As with other states, the state of Montana provides a fast and easy way for former and current residents to be reunited with their rightful property. Even if you only suspect that the state has control of an old bank account, uncashed tax refund or unknown insurance policy or inheritance, it never hurts to take a look. When you conduct your search you may be pleasantly surprised at what you find, so take a few minutes to look for the cash you have coming your way.