Unclaimed Property: A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide [NOOK Book]

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"Providing the necessary tools for companies to be in compliance with state unclaimed property laws, Unclaimed Property: A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide presents the fundamentals of unclaimed property laws and explains how they affect a company's bottom line. Insightful and highly readable, this landmark guide breaks down the process into manageable steps for the escheat beginner and refreshes the seasoned professional, who has a system in place, with a check-up to find areas that need improvement." Equipping readers with sample due
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Overview

"Providing the necessary tools for companies to be in compliance with state unclaimed property laws, Unclaimed Property: A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide presents the fundamentals of unclaimed property laws and explains how they affect a company's bottom line. Insightful and highly readable, this landmark guide breaks down the process into manageable steps for the escheat beginner and refreshes the seasoned professional, who has a system in place, with a check-up to find areas that need improvement." Equipping readers with sample due diligence letters and a sample policy and procedures manual, Unclaimed Property: A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide is an authoritative guide filled with practical, immediately useful advice to handling unclaimed property audits, understanding the nature of escheat laws, and how they will affect a company's bottom line.
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"The book demonstrates the need for complying with escheat laws, and can teach readers how to develop a compliance system, as well as how to survive a state audit." (Accounting Today, January 26th, 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470440636
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • File size: 761 KB

Meet the Author

Tracey L. Reid, JD, LLM , is President of Reid Unclaimed Property Services LLC. Her company helps businesses of all sizes become compliant with state unclaimed property laws. Prior to forming her own company, she was a manager with a Big 4 accounting firm where she concentrated on unclaimed property.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Four Myths of Unclaimed Property 1

Ch. 2 What Is Unclaimed Property? 5

Ch. 3 Basics of Unclaimed Property Reporting 15

Ch. 4 Calculating Unclaimed Property Liability 23

Ch. 5 Preparing for and Managing an Unclaimed Property Audit 37

Ch. 6 Developing Unclaimed Property Policies and Procedures 59

Ch. 7 Exemptions and Exceptions to Unclaimed Property Reporting 73

Ch. 8 Special Industry Considerations 93

Ch. 9 Foreign Unclaimed Property Laws 111

Ch. 10 Selected Legal Issues in Unclaimed Property Audits 129

Ch. 11 How Not to Be a Victim of Unclaimed Property Fraud 139

Ch. 12 Trends in Unclaimed Property 147

App. A XYZ Corporation: Unclaimed Property Holder Questionnaire 155

App. B Sample Policy and Procedure Manual 159

App. C Sample Due Diligence Letter 171

App. D State Unclaimed Property Office Contacts 173

App. E Sample Audit Records Request 185

App. F Summary of Current Gift Certificate Law 187

Glossary 201

Index 203

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2008

    Very Useful Book

    Very, very useful book for anyone that has to work with unclaimed property in their company. Lots of practical tips and guidelines to help you do your job.

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