Kelmar Associates has been retained as the third-party auditor initiating a recent surge in multi-state examinations that has taken place in recent weeks. These unclaimed property audits of public corporations are specific in scope to securities or equity-related property. During this period of increased audit activity, audit notices on behalf of multiple states were sent directly to an individual at the issuer/holder or to representatives at the relevant commercial stock transfer agent.
Illinois unclaimed property law was drastically overhauled with the passage of IL Senate Bill 9 on July 6, 2017. IL SB 9 makes numerous changes to current Illinois unclaimed property law, including eliminating exemptions and reducing dormancy periods on certain property types. The new law brings to mind a previously introduced bill, IL HB 2603, […]
Unclaimed property voluntary disclosure programs are excellent opportunities for holders to become compliant without fear of an audit, fines, and penalties. Keane’s National Consulting & Advisory Services Team has provided information below on recent programs in Arkansas, Delaware, Minnesota & Texas.