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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.

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A second Delaware bill is introduced that attempts to reign in unclaimed property department. #UnclaimedProperty #Delaware  
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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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Delaware uses your unclaimed property as a source of revenue for the general fund. This revenue stream is becoming harder for the state to maintain, even as their rely more and more on it.
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Mississippi bill would change reporting frequency to annual (currently once every three years) and reduce most dormancy periods to three (currently five) years. #UnclaimedProperty #Mississippi #Legislation  
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All amounts, no matter how small, are reportable as unclaimed property. #UnclaimedProperty #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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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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A judge in West Virginia finds that absent a statutory requirement to search the Social Security Death Master File, the State Treasurer and Unclaimed Property Administrator cannot administratively require life insurers to conduct periodic searches to find deceased beneficiaries. West Virginia law requires due proof of death or the insured to reach the limiting age to trigger the obligation to pay. #UnclaimedProperty #WestVirginia #SSDMF  
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Patricia Barganier Thorn is an official observer, advocating for changes beneficial to corporate holders of unclaimed property. #unclaimedproperty #UniformLaws  
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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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