Unclaimed Property


When a check goes uncashed, the money isn’t immediately yours. Unclaimed property, or escheatment, still belongs to whomever you were trying to pay – and every state and US territory has different requirements for what you do next. Failure to adequately document your search for the payee can result in massive fines. (In many states, these penalties are one of the largest sources of revenue for states, behind only income, property and sales taxes.)

The more than 100 articles below can keep you current on those due diligence laws to prepare you for your next Unclaimed Property audit.

Q. California's dormancy period is three years; however, the funds we need to escheat belong to… Read More
Q. I have been thinking about the current way we issue 1099s/unclaimed property and wanted to… Read More
Q. Hoping you can provide us with direction/ confirmation on an outstanding check that will soon… Read More
Q. I have been tasked with implementing an escheat process. I would love suggestions from the IOFM… Read More
TruePartners Consulting, unclaimed property specialists, has advised that the Delaware Secretary of State’s office recently posted an online statement that new rounds of invitations will go out to… Read More
Q. One of our benefit providers issues checks to employees for various reasons. For their list of… Read More
Q. We are a bit behind on clearing some items that should be escheated and looking to reduce our… Read More
Q. We issued a check to a business in the amount of $7 back in 2018. However, the business… Read More
Q. We have hundreds of land holders that we make royalty payments to each quarter. Over the years,… Read More
Revenue-strapped states will be on high alert when it comes to enforcing unclaimed property (escheatment) laws in 2021, and will likely increase the use of aggressive audits to compensate for revenue… Read More

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