Session 1: The Changing Landscape of Unclaimed Property
4/16/19, 3PM ET to 4:15 ET

Over the past year, there have been many changes in the unclaimed property landscape, including:

  • A new Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) was approved
  • The American Bar Association is drafting its own uniform unclaimed property act because it had concerns with RUUPA
  • Delaware’s unclaimed property estimation methodology was characterized as “unconstitutional”
  • Multiple states scrapped their old unclaimed property statutes and have adopted new ones

In this practical webinar, you will learn about:

  • Recent unclaimed property changes
  • How these changes may impact your company
  • What unclaimed property may look like in the future
  • Key areas where companies may have compliance obligations and other reporting responsibilities

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the revised provisions in the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
  • Identify litigation impacting unclaimed property and your company
  • Reference new legislative updates, including new UP acts in many jurisdictions
  • Identify fundamental principles and rules of unclaimed property
  • Adhere to special requirements, reporting requirements, and due dates

Identify key areas of concern relating to your unclaimed property compliance process and address any potential unclaimed property issues that exist for your company.

Session 2: Unclaimed Property: Compliance Considerations
4/18/19, 3PM ET to 4:15 ET

In the current economic climate – increased acquisitions and corporate restructuring – questions often arise about what is, and is not, eliminated through a bankruptcy. The issue is more important than ever with UP audits on the rise, due in part to an increase in the number of third-party contingent-fee audit firms. As always, unclaimed property auditors are focused on finding the “skeletons in the closet,” and are now becoming increasingly focused a company’s history to locate “forgotten” exposure. Many companies believe that if they, or an affiliate or acquisition, have been through a bankruptcy, no unclaimed property liability remains. Unfortunately, that’s not always true.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the state’s rights regarding potential UP held by an entity that has filed for bankruptcy
  • Determine actions required by the state during a bankruptcy to secure its claims
  • Define what companies need to know about bankruptcy and UP
  • Determine what to do if your company is filing for bankruptcy, is emerging from bankruptcy, or if your company is NOT filing for bankruptcy – but is potentially acquiring someone who has

Session 3: Unclaimed Property Audits and VDAs – Key Considerations for Your Company
4/23/19, 3PM ET to 4:15 ET

In this practical webinar, you will learn about unclaimed property audits and voluntary disclosure agreements (VDAs), including:

  • Audit triggers
  • Key areas where most companies may be at risk
  • What to do if you receive an audit notice
  • How to respond to audit information requests (including whether a request is “reasonable”)
  • Calculating potential liabilities (including the use of sampling and estimation)
  • What to do if an audit gets contentious
  • How to finalize the audit
  • How to prepare for post-audit unclaimed property responsibilities

Additionally, you will learn that if your company hasn’t been selected for an unclaimed property audit, many states offer voluntary remedies that allow companies to report past due property without interest or penalties. In this practical webinar, you will learn the options available to help your company achieve full compliance, regardless of your past compliance history.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Define the unclaimed property audit process
  • Identify audit triggers and areas of audit risk
  • Establish an action plan of what to do and what to expect when an audit notice is received
  • Respond to overreaching information requests
  • Utilize sampling and estimation techniques used in assessment calculations
  • Protect your company’s rights in contentious audits
  • Determine when to enter into a VDA and if so, determine which application guidelines to adhere to
  • Recognize look back periods (i.e. 10 years + dormancy) and/or the need for estimations
  • Engage in “best” practices for your company’s unclaimed property strategy

Session 4: Unclaimed Property Considerations in Merger and Acquisition Transactions
4/25/19, 3PM ET to 4:15 ET

In this practical webinar, you will learn:

  • How unclaimed property liabilities can be transferred during both stock and asset acquisitions
  • Common mistakes and oversights in the standard due diligence process
  • What steps to take to ensure that a company doesn’t unknowingly acquire unclaimed property liabilities
  • Indemnification provisions
  • What to do if an unclaimed property liability has already been assumed by a company

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Outline how unclaimed property liabilities get transferred during M&A transactions
  • Define why even seemingly small amounts can become material under audit
  • Determine how to protect your company from acquiring unclaimed property liabilities during an acquisition
  • Assess whether due diligence processes are effective in identifying potential unclaimed property
  • Determine which terms in an acquisition agreement can protect your company from acquiring unanticipated unclaimed property liabilities

Prerequisite: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Field of Study: Business Law, Auditing, Taxes

Bundle Price: Sign up for all four courses for $299 by registering for this 4-part series, or sign up for an individual course for $99 by visiting the individual course pages below:

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Faculty Member
Robert Tucci
True Partners Consulting

Robert Tucci is a Managing Director in the Unclaimed Property Practice of True Partners Consulting, with over 19 years of experience in state and local tax and over 16 years of experience in unclaimed property consulting. He has represented numerous clients in the defense of unclaimed property audits, the performance of comprehensive diagnostic reviews, and the development and implementation of unclaimed property policies and procedures. Before joining True Partners Consulting, Robert held the position of Co-Leader of Grant Thornton’s National Unclaimed Property Practice. Robert has spoken before numerous trade and professional organizations including Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization, National Association of Credit Management, IRS Compliance Regulatory Tax & AP Conference, American Payroll Association, Tax Executives Institute, Association for Financial Professionals, and Institute of Financial Management.

Faculty Member
Jim Weigand
True Partners Consulting LLC

Jim Weigand is a Senior Manager in the National Unclaimed Property Practice of True Partners Consulting LLC. Mr. Weigand has over 16 years of experience in unclaimed property consulting, including audit defense, comprehensive diagnostic reviews, quantitative analysis, exposure remediation, and voluntary settlement procedures. Additionally, he plays an integral role in assisting clients with their annual unclaimed property compliance processes.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA - - Credit not available
NFPA - - Credit not available
AL 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
AK 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
AR Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
AZ 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
CA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
CO 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
CT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
DE 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
FL 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
GA 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
HI 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
ID 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IL 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IN 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
KS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
KY 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
LA 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
ME 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
MN 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
MO 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
MS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
MT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NC 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
ND 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NE 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NH 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NJ 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NM 1.2 General
On-Demand/Recording
NV 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
NY 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice (NY)
On-Demand/Recording
OH 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
OK 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OR 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
PA 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
RI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
SC Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
TN 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
TX 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
UT 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
VA Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
VT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
WA 1.25 Law and Legal Procedure
On-Demand/Recording
WI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WV 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WY 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording

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