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Delaware Legislation Reduces Unclaimed Property Audit Frustrations but Reanimates Interest Assessment

On July 22, 2015, the governor signed Senate Bill 141, which makes significant revisions to the Delaware Abandoned and Unclaimed Property statute. Senate Bill 141 is the legislature’s third set of revisions to the Delaware...more

7/30/2015 - Amended Legislation Audits New Legislation Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure

Delaware Enacts Unclaimed Property Legislation That Addresses Some (But Not All) Holder Concerns

The Delaware Legislature appears to have heard some of the complaints of the unclaimed property community. Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 11, which is based on the recommendations of the Delaware Task Force...more

2/11/2015 - Appeals Audits New Legislation Unclaimed Property

Warning: Illinois Courts Will Not Abide By Sales Tax Audit Results

In rulings in two of the more than 200 recent Illinois False Claims Act ("FCA") cases, the Circuit Court of Cook County (i) denied a motion by the retailer/defendant seeking a dismissal of the complaint and (ii) granted the...more

2/7/2014 - Audits False Claims Act (FCA) Motion to Dismiss Sales & Use Tax State Taxes

Michigan Sets the Standard for Fairness in Unclaimed Property Audits

A recent Michigan bill (House Bill 4289), delivers a useful example to other states regarding administration of abandoned and unclaimed property ("AUP") audits. House Bill 4289 is in the hands of the Governor, who must sign...more

11/1/2013 - Audits Transparency Unclaimed Property

Race to the Finish: June 30 Deadline for Delaware’s New Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Program

June 30 is the deadline to enter into the new Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Program — run by Delaware’s Secretary of State (“SOS”)— which temporarily supplants the State Escheator’s voluntary disclosure process. Any...more

5/29/2013 - Audits Compliance Escheat Filing Requirements Publicly-Traded Companies Secretary of State Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Voluntary Disclosure Agreement

Illinois Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (1st Quarter 2013)

Welcome to the first of a new series of quarterly updates from Reed Smith on state tax developments in Illinois. Every three months we will be giving you updates on the key cases and administrative releases, as well as...more

5/8/2013 - Audits Department of Revenue Income Taxes Proposed Legislation

Reed Smith Hosts Q & A on Unclaimed Property With Delaware Secretary of State – Audits to Begin Again on February 1

For more than an hour on January 8, Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and an attorney administering the new program, Geoffrey Sawyer, took questions from Sara Lima and Michael Wynne of Reed Smith’s State Tax Group....more

1/24/2013 - Audits Reporting Requirements Secretary of State Unclaimed Property

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