Keane's Unclaimed Property Blog

Legislative Alerts (176 articles)

Here you can find updates on unclaimed property laws, rules, and regulations. Unclaimed property legislation varies from state to state, and is different depending on the type of property. Check back frequently for legislative alerts and breaking unclaimed property news as it happens.

The Times, They Are A Changing

The Times, They Are A Changing

Legislative Updates, Unclaimed Property Law

As increasing retirement savings continues to be a concern among Americans, will the rules surrounding unclaimed IRAs and 401(k) plans change? May 2018: IRS Issues Revenue Ruling 2018-17 Regarding Unclaimed IRAs The escheatment of an IRA account constitutes a designated distribution, subject to a 10% federal withholding. Trustees/custodians of the IRA must issue a 1099R […]

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How to Tell if an Unclaimed Property Company is Legitimate or a Scam

How to Tell if an Unclaimed Property Company is Legitimate or a Scam

Other News

At Keane, our top priority is ensuring the security of our customers’ information. On a continual basis, we diligently track unclaimed property scams, consumer complaints, and concerns about the legitimacy of our business. There are some legitimate unclaimed property tracers and finders that reach out to owners or heirs whose assets have already been turned […]

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New Lawsuit Brings Delaware’s Audit Enforcement Measures to the Forefront: The Next Temple-Inland?

New Lawsuit Brings Delaware’s Audit Enforcement Measures to the Forefront: The Next Temple-Inland?

Compliance, Litigation, Unclaimed Property Audit

Univar alleges that the unclaimed property audit spearheaded by Kelmar violates a number of its constitutional rights, including substantive and procedural due process rights, the right to equal protection and the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and that it constitutes a taking of private property without just compensation.

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Compliance Deadline Extended: IRS Rules Escheatment of Traditional IRA Distributions Subject to Federal Tax Withholding

Compliance Deadline Extended: IRS Rules Escheatment of Traditional IRA Distributions Subject to Federal Tax Withholding

Compliance, Legislative Alerts

Under a recent Internal Revenue Service Ruling, the escheatment of payments made from a traditional IRA account to the state’s unclaimed property fund constitutes a designated distribution that is subject to federal tax withholding rules for IRAs. The trustee or custodian of the IRA must also report those payments on a 1099-R, identifying the owner as the recipient.

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