Authored by: Alena Levitz, B.A., LL.B, LL.M, Executive Director British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society Japan launched its first unclaimed property program this year following the passage of the Dormant Deposit Utilization Act in December 2016. The program utilizes funds from dormant bank accounts that have been inactive for ten years or more to finance social […]
Unclaimed Property Reporting (170 articles)
With 55 domestic reporting jurisdictions – and little uniformity from one to the next – it can be a daunting task for companies to handle their unclaimed property reporting. For example, some jurisdictions require reports in the fall – others want them in the spring. Dormancy periods vary by property type and which jurisdiction you’re reporting to. Furthermore, unclaimed property laws are constantly changing. On this page you’ll find best practices for correctly reporting unclaimed property.
“Make new friends, but keep the old,” a phrase that has been ingrained in most of us since childhood, seems to elude businesses in the present day. Why is it that so many corporations and businesses overlook this age-old mantra and lose touch with the “old” relationships? In an age where the average attention span […]
Unclaimed property compliance has been on the rise since the early 2000s. Many companies are aware of state unclaimed property laws, programs, and annual filing requirements. State auditors, third party audit firms, and amnesty programs such as voluntary disclosure agreement (“VDA”) have also contributed to the increase in compliance. VDA programs allow companies to become […]
On June 11, 2019, the California Attorney General filed a Complaint in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco (CGC-19-576620), alleging that ClubCorp violated California’s False Claims Act (CFCA) and the California Unclaimed Property and Unfair Competition laws when it knowingly omitted in its unclaimed property reports approximately $10 million in unclaimed initiation […]
The 2019 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, which supports and advises the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), will soon be reviewing the procedures used by the states to determine whether the voluntary transfer of uncashed distribution checks to the states’ unclaimed property funds is advancing the DOL’s […]