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Quick Guide: New York Escheat & Unclaimed Property Laws

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

Are you interested in learning some of the key concepts of New York escheat and unclaimed property laws? Have a specific question about reporting, auditing or compliance? This page gives you key information pertaining to New York State escheat laws including reporting & compliance.

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Kenyan Unclaimed Financial Assets Act: The Evolution of International Unclaimed Property Laws

Legislative Updates, Other News, Unclaimed Property Law

The following entry is an excerpt from a recent article in Business Daily Africa written by Valerie Jundt, Managing Director and National Practice Leader of the Keane Consulting & Advisory Services Team. Click here to read the full article at Business Daily Africa. Kenya became the most recent country to enact unclaimed property laws, as the […]

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Kentucky Passes HB 135 – Details Beneficiary Search Requirements

Insurance, State Escheatment, Unclaimed Property Law

Kentucky recently outlined the requirements for beneficiary search and mandated the use of the Death Master file for verifying decedents with the passing of HB 135 on April 11, 2012. With the signing of this legislation, Kentucky becomes the first state to enact a law modeled after the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act proposed by […]

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Delaware Outlines Appeals Process for Unclaimed Property Audits

Legislative Updates, Unclaimed Property Audit, Unclaimed Property Law

Delaware recently established their appeals process for unclaimed property audits, as Regulation 959 was passed on March 3, 2012. This regulation sets forth the practice and procedures for the appeal of any determination by the Unclaimed Property Audit Manager. In July 2010, the Delaware legislature amended §1156 providing for appeals of audit findings to the Secretary […]

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Delaware and Illinois Clarify Intent to Enforce Activity Driven Unclaimed Property Laws

Brokerage, Compliance, Dormancy Periods, State Escheatment, Unclaimed Property Law

Unclaimed Property laws are complex and often difficult for holders to interpret. This complexity also makes the unclaimed property laws challenging to enforce. However, as states continue to closely monitor their budgets and look increasingly to unclaimed property as a source of revenue, once-previously overlooked provisions are now being enforced in an effort to increase […]

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