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Unclaimed Property: Why Your Company Can't Afford NOT to Be in Compliance

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:40 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $219.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $288.00


It is critical to your company's financial well-being to avoid the risks of not complying with unclaimed property reporting laws.

The 2016 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, Delaware enforcement reform, and the rise of the third party audit firms, are factors that have triggered dramatic change in the unclaimed property compliance paradigm.

 Anticipating shifting state requirements and potentially costly audit pitfalls has become increasingly difficult for businesses attempting to navigate the unclaimed property compliance maze.

This topic provides not only a basic understanding of unclaimed property requirements and an overview of state audits and voluntary disclosure programs but also an update on the legislative and regulatory trends that may continue to define business compliance obligations now and in the future.

Presenters will offer insights for realigning policies, procedures and processes consistent with the trends will be discussed to aid you in considering measures that may enhance your company's unclaimed property compliance program.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to identify potential property types that may be generated within your organization.
  • You will be able to describe the basic unclaimed property compliance obligations.
  • You will be able to explain the pros and cons of state voluntary disclosure programs.
  • You will be able to recognize specific trends and adapt your unclaimed property compliance approach to align with them.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Unclaimed Property Fundamentals

  • Type of Items That May Be Unclaimed Property
  • Jurisdictional Rules
  • Unclaimed Property Anomalies
    • Statute of Limitations
    • Contingent Fee Third Party Audits
    • Penalties and Interest
  • The Uniform Unclaimed Property Acts

A Business' Basic Obligations

  • Internal and Statutory Due Diligence
  • Report and Remittance
  • Record Retention

Unclaimed Property Audits

  • Notice and Scope
  • Audit Chronology
    • Scope and Record Production
    • Liability Assessment
    • Closing Agreement
  • Audit Appeals
  • Suggested Practices

Voluntary Disclosure Programs

  • Benefits and Drawbacks of VDAs
  • VDA Qualifications
  • The Significance of Formal vs. Informal
  • Scope
  • Differences From Audits
  • Suggested Practices

Unclaimed Property Trends and Pending Legislation

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CPE
  • AIPB
  • IAPP

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Karen L. Anderson, KPMG LLP

  • Senior manager, KPMG, LLP National Unclaimed Property Practice Team
  • Thirty years of experience: State unclaimed property administrator, business advocate and consultant
  • Specializes in unclaimed property compliance and consulting in the areas of due diligence, reporting and remitting, risk minimization, State interpretation, negotiation and clarification, policies and procedures, business training and education
  • Frequent speaker at seminars and conferences held by business-related associations
  • Former president of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO) (2013 – 2014)
  • Former Co-Chair of the UPPO Government Relations Committee; chair of the Holders’ Coalition
  • J.D. degree, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at 317-523-5049 or

William S. King, KPMG LLP

  • Senior manager, KPMG, LLP National Unclaimed Property Practice Team
  • Unclaimed property business advocate and consultant
  • Worked with holders and business in a diverse range of industries, including: banking and financial services; oil and gas; health care; retail and internet and technology
  • Experience in unclaimed p roperty audit defense, compliance, first time filing, and risk mitigation
  • Frequent speaker and author on unclaimed property topics for various trade and associations and conferences
  • Active within the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO), including serving as a member on its Government Relations & Advocacy Committee (GRAC)
  • J.D degree, Suffolk University
  • Can be contacted at 202-390-0962 or

Disclaimers: KPMG LLP does not provide legal services. Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates

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