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Plains All American Pipeline says that the Delaware unclaimed property audit process is unconstitutional. The latest Delaware lawsuit objects to the audit selection process, complete deference to a third party auditor with a financial incentive, and the estimation process. #UnclaimedProperty #Audits #Delaware #Kelmar  
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Texas Supreme Court says that class action cy pres award was justified and that remaining amounts were not unclaimed property since the owners had made a claim even if not collected the money. The fund administrator was no longer a "holder" for unclaimed property purposes, by action of the settlement agreement.

#Texas #ClassActions #UnclaimedProperty  
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New York Unclaimed Property office looking to add two new auditors to staff. This may indicate an increase in new holder audits. Compliance continues to be a company's best defense against being selected for and then having bad outcomes in an audit.

#UnclaimedProperty #NewYork #Audits  
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Temple-Inland files suit in Federal Court against Delaware and Kelmar, for their arbitrary extrapolation methods to determine the company's unclaimed property liability. #UnclaimedProperty #Delaware #Kelmar #Audit  
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A second Delaware bill is introduced that attempts to reign in unclaimed property department. #UnclaimedProperty #Delaware  
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Current pending legislation in Delaware that would affect how their outside auditors do business with the state - bill would ban contingent fee auditing, require contracts to be re-bid every three years. Also reminds state employees about leaving state employment to go directly to auditing firms. #Delaware #UnclaimedProperty  
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Recommendations focus on holder audits - everything from the auditor contracts to estimation and extrapolation to appeals. And the revolving door between Delaware and Kelmar.
#Delaware #UnclaimedProperty #Audits  
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Does your company issue gift cards or use payroll cards? Then you need to know about the latest developments from the CFPB.
#UnclaimedProperty #GiftCards #PayrollCards #Compliance #CFPB  
On Monday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") announced that it is now accepting complaints regarding prepaid cards, including gift cards and payroll cards, if consumers have disputes, relating to expiration dates, fees, and issuer marketing practices. The CFPB is intended to be a ...
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Today's featured Tax Analysts article (available for free at http://www.tax.org/www/features.nsf/Features/15780F231AAABB9B85257CE2003C76A5?OpenDocument) quotes Barganier and Associates' founder Patricia Barganier Thorn.
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Scathing report on Delaware unclaimed property practices. #UnclaimedProperty #Delaware  
Nothing about the relationships and contracts is illegal. But the contracts raise questions about the program that collects so much revenue.
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The leaders in unclaimed property compliance and audit defense, Barganier and Associates brings unmatched expertise and knowledge to your company's unclaimed property compliance efforts. We apply our knowledge and experience to deliver comprehensive unclaimed property solutions so your team can focus on the business at hand.
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