Texas Finances and Economic Development
As guardian of the state’s finances, the Comptroller serves every citizen of the state. Legislators rely on the Comptroller’s office to chart the course of the Texas economy, produce annual financial reports and estimate future state revenues. State agencies trust the Comptroller to pay their bills and issue paychecks to their employees. Local officials and businesses look to this office for economic development guidance and data analysis. And all Texas residents depend on our agency to safeguard their tax dollars and ensure that they are handled wisely.
One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds.
There is currently about $3 billion in unclaimed property and approximately $800 million in shared property that has been partially claimed. It's never too late to make a claim. It's your money, and we want you to get it back.
We have long championed the importance of giving Texans easier access to the information they need to make informed decisions and hold their government accountable.
Go to TexasTransparency.org to find tools that shine a light on government spending, local taxes, government debt, education debt and bond elections.