States have the statutory authority to assess penalties and interest for past-due unclaimed property reports. While almost all jurisdictions have some form of penalties or interest assessment for late filings, below is a small sampling of specific states that automatically assess penalties and interest.
As with most other aspects of unclaimed property law, there is no such thing as uniformity. Recent legislation in Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Wisconsin continues to reflect the opposing state viewpoints on the use of third-party contingency fee auditors.
In this blog post, we’ve highlighted two case studies that detail real-life business applications and challenges associated with unclaimed property within the FinTech industry. These studies also provide measures and best practices that all companies can use to ensure compliance with state laws.
In recent weeks, both Arizona and Utah have introduced bills seeking to amend certain provisions of their unclaimed property laws relating to gift cards. Arizona only proposes changes to gift cards, while Utah’s provisions would also impact stored value cards and 529 College Savings Plans.