Delaware is sending voluntary disclosure agreement invitations to holders believed to be out of compliance with its unclaimed property laws. In a slight change in policy, Delaware indicated that any holders that choose not to enroll in the VDA program will be audited.
Unclaimed Property Audit (48 articles)
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.
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 our 65+ years of business we found that many companies operate under factually inaccurate assumptions. These unclaimed property myths or misconceptions cover everything from why the company has not been reporting, to why they report in a certain manner. Here are some of the most interesting and most concerning unclaimed property myths that Keane has heard.