Keane's Unclaimed Property Blog

Compliance (297 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.

Courts will decide if state escheatment rules cover unclaimed WWII war bonds

Abandoned Property, Escheat Law, State Escheatment, Unclaimed Property

An interesting article regarding state escheatment rules is circulating today. It is just the latest front in the States’ continuing battle to collect unclaimed and abandoned property. Covered here by the Los Angles Times, the short version of the story is this – there are some $16.7 billion in war bonds from World War II […]

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Facing an Unclaimed Property Audit

Best Practices, Compliance, Escheat Consulting, State Escheatment, Unclaimed Property Audit, Unclaimed Property Reporting

This post by Gail Warner, President of Keane Unclaimed Property, appeared on Keane Unclaimed Property’s corporate blog, “KeaneObservations” written by Peter Teuten, Keane Unclaimed Property’s risk management expert. I’m picking up where Peter left off last week regarding the topic of unclaimed property audit and how it relates to risk management and compliance. The words audit and […]

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Unclaimed Property & Reporting: Ignorance Is Risk

Best Practices, Seminars, Unclaimed Property Audit, Unclaimed Property Reporting

By Peter Teuten, President of Keane Unclaimed Property’s Business Risk Management Solutions Ignorance is bliss – right? I think we have all come to view that cliché with disdain during the economic crisis. The known risk is often the most easy to manage. The hidden risk is obviously less easy to measure, manage and monitor. […]

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New Rules for Reporting Unclaimed Property to Indiana

Abandoned Property, Escheat Law, State Escheatment, Unclaimed Property Reporting

Indiana has modified the procedure for reporting unclaimed property this year. First, effective August 1, 2009, all reports must be filed online. Holders may begin registering for their online access beginning September 15, 2009. Second, for this year only, reporters must wait until October 1, 2009 to submit their reports. The director of the state’s […]

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