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Escheat laws by state can be difficult to keep track of, as no two states interpret unclaimed property in the same way. State escheatment laws can differ based on a variety of factors, including property type, dormancy period, and compliance requirements, among other factors.

Keanotes®, our industry leading compliance journal, eases the burden of tracking the various escheat laws by state by providing an in-depth view and analysis of unclaimed property regulations and state escheatment laws. Keanotes also includes editorial coverage of ongoing legislation changes, legislative summaries of escheat rules by state, guest columnists from state and industry professionals, Q&A sessions, continuous interpretation and recommendations to effectively comply with unclaimed property laws while increasing your company’s bottom line.

The compliance experts at Keane can help to keep you up to date the various escheat laws by state by providing real-time alerts when significant changes are made to unclaimed property regulations and state escheatment laws. Subscribers to Keane’s Unclaimed Property Compliance Portal will also receive access to view additional details on the legislative change, including a summary of the legislation and an analysis of its impact.

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Contents of Latest Issue

What the Sovos Acquisition of Keane Means to You

by Paul Banker, Vice President and General Manager, Tax & Regulatory Reporting, Sovos and Ray Boone Vice President, Consulting and Reporting, Sovos Keane

The purchase of Keane’s software and consulting services deepens Sovos’ footprint in the unclaimed property compliance market, as states turn to these revenue streams to offset budgetary gaps that are widening amid COVID-sparked economic slowdowns.

Spring Retrospective and Flash Forward to Fall

By Joe Pollock, Director Compliance Services & Steve Ward, Enterprise Account Executive

As states enacted stay-at-home orders for their citizens, unclaimed property offices soon followed suit. Several states reacted quickly, and updated their extension policies in response to COVID-19.

Economic Downturn Impacts

By Sovos Keane Consulting Team

As many Americans are currently struggling with high unemployment, stock market fluctuations and the economic downturn, state budgets are struggling too. Increased public health efforts, unemployment benefits and other public assistance programs have also taken a toll on state budgets.

Savings Opportunities

By Paul MacCready, Customer Success

In the midst of the economic downturn caused by Covid-19, many companies are desperate for creative solutions to either drive new revenue or reduce existing costs.

A Shareholder Concern

By Ann Fulmer, Director of Consulting & Brian McCarthy, Senior Manager

During these volatile times, concerns around personal wellbeing and corporate security are at an all-time high.

COVID Challenges to Reporting Unclaimed Safe Deposit Boxes and Other Repositories

By Freda Pepper, Reed Smith & Laurie Andrews, Principal Consulting Director

When it comes to safe deposit box reporting and all of the tasks that are required in order to effectively report, financial institution clients are wondering how they can overcome some of these obstacles that require in-person, manual work.

Impact of Federal Laws and the IRS Revenue Ruling on IRA Escheatment

The SECURE Act, CARES Act, and IRS Revenue Rulings 2017-18 have all impacted IRA Escheatment in different ways.

RUUPA Round Up

By Sovos Keane Compliance Team

View updates by state to the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) as of August 18, 2020.

Litigation Update

Learn about the litigation that has occurred since the last issue and how it impacts the world of Unclaimed Property.

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