As many companies were, and continue to be, impacted by COVID-19 an increased need for unclaimed property reporting extensions has occurred. We believe this increase occurred due to physical office closures and competing priorities as business continuity and employee safety became more important. Keane has been filing for extensions as needed for clients whom we […]
Escheatment (17 articles)
Like many other states California has issued a statement related to the extension for reporting deadlines. California State Controller Betty Yee has postponed California’s unclaimed property reporting and remittance deadline due to COVID-19. California has extended the June 1 – 15 period for holders to submit their reports and remittances for properties reported on 2019 […]
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 […]
Abandoned Property, Abandoned Property Law, Compliance, Dormancy Periods, Escheat Law, Escheatment, Gift Card Escheatment, State Escheatment, Unclaimed Property, Unclaimed Property Law, Unclaimed Property Reporting
Update 2019: Are gift cards escheatable? Unfortunately, the answer is not simple as each state and territory have different unclaimed property laws regarding gift cards and the time before escheatment. These differences in state laws impact gift card breakage, the revenue companies gain through unredeemed gift cards. The Electronic Funds Transfer Act and the Consumer […]
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.