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Compliance (247 articles)

Most state estimates suggest that only 15 to 35 percent of companies are in full compliance with unclaimed property laws, and even those who are in compliance technically may be underreporting because they aren’t correctly interpreting what the law requires. Here you will find best practices and articles to help you comply with unclaimed property rules and regulations.

Unclaimed Property Audit “Dos and Don’ts”

Unclaimed Property Audit “Dos and Don’ts”

Compliance

The likelihood of facing an unclaimed property audit from multiple states and their third-party contingent fee auditors is at an all-time high. We have provided a few helpful Dos and Don’ts that should be taken into account before, during, and after you receive an unclaimed property audit notice.

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Delaware Unclaimed Property Audit Litigation Progresses Down the Pipeline

Delaware Unclaimed Property Audit Litigation Progresses Down the Pipeline

Oil & Gas, Unclaimed Property Audit

Almost a year after a U.S. District Court dismissed a case brought by Plains All American Pipeline LLC against Delaware for its use of a contingency fee auditor (Kelmar Associates), a U.S. Court of Appeals held that Plains’ procedural due process claim was ripe for review and remanded the case to federal district court. Here’s the latest on this litigation.

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Second Set of Proposed Reporting & Audit Regulations Issued by Delaware Department of Finance

Second Set of Proposed Reporting & Audit Regulations Issued by Delaware Department of Finance

Compliance, Legislative Alerts

The Delaware Department of Finance and the State Escheator issued a new round of proposed regulations, once again taking the form of an “Unclaimed Property Reporting and Examination Manual.” Though similar in form and substance to the Examination Manual as introduced in April, this latest version includes several noteworthy revisions.

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A Guide to Recovering Your Business’ Unclaimed Assets

A Guide to Recovering Your Business’ Unclaimed Assets

Compliance, Public Corporations

Many companies rarely, if ever, view themselves as the rightful owner of unclaimed or abandoned property. However, businesses make up the largest share of owners entitled to the estimated $40-50 Billion in unclaimed assets currently held by state and municipal governments and treasuries. This post will offer guidance on how businesses may prepare to recover assets owed to their organization.

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