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NAUPA Provides Guidance on IRS Revenue Ruling 2018-17

NAUPA Provides Guidance on IRS Revenue Ruling 2018-17

Compliance, Escheat Law, Unclaimed Property Law

Since its release in May 2018, IRS Revenue Ruling 2018-17[1] has raised significant legal and operational concerns for holders. Under the Ruling, the escheatment of an IRA to the state constitutes a designated distribution, subject to a 10% federal tax withholding. The trustee or custodian of the IRA must also report the designated distribution on a […]

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An International Perspective on Using Dormant Assets to Fund Social Programs

An International Perspective on Using Dormant Assets to Fund Social Programs

Abandoned Property, Dormancy Periods, Unclaimed Property

Authored by: Alena Levitz, B.A., LL.B, LL.M, Executive Director British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society Japan launched its first unclaimed property program this year following the passage of the Dormant Deposit Utilization Act in December 2016. The program utilizes funds from dormant bank accounts that have been inactive for ten years or more to finance social […]

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The Silver and Gold of Account Retention & Acquisition

The Silver and Gold of Account Retention & Acquisition

Best Practices, Compliance

“Make new friends, but keep the old,” a phrase that has been ingrained in most of us since childhood, seems to elude businesses in the present day. Why is it that so many corporations and businesses overlook this age-old mantra and lose touch with the “old” relationships? In an age where the average attention span […]

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The Raw Data Analytics LLC Case May Change the Unclaimed Property Landscape and Liability for the Holder Community!

The Raw Data Analytics LLC Case May Change the Unclaimed Property Landscape and Liability for the Holder Community!

Compliance, Escheatment, Litigation, Unclaimed Property, Unclaimed Property Law, Unclaimed Property Reporting

Unclaimed property compliance has been on the rise since the early 2000s. Many companies are aware of state unclaimed property laws, programs, and annual filing requirements. State auditors, third party audit firms, and amnesty programs such as voluntary disclosure agreement (“VDA”) have also contributed to the increase in compliance. VDA programs allow companies to become […]

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