Unclaimed Property: Mitigating Risks Arising From Tougher State Enforcement

Identifying Unclaimed Property, Sharpening Compliance, and Tracking Latest Developments

New Delaware rules offer significant opportunity to reduce exposure

Recording of a 110-minute CPE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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This teleconference will provide corporate state and local tax professionals and advisors with insights in mitigating the risk of a costly unclaimed property assessment with interest and penalties.


Corporate taxpayers face increasing risk of large assessments with exorbitant interest and penalties relating to unclaimed property. Prolonged state statutes of limitation often catch companies off guard. Litigation stemming from unclaimed property claims can make matters all the worse.

States are actively putting more time, money and attention into audits and tightening unclaimed property laws. But, not all developments are detrimental to taxpayers. Delaware's new unclaimed property voluntary disclosure program, for example, offers substantial benefits.

Company tax specialists and advisors will benefit from a review of latest developments in unclaimed property compliance and audits. Our panel will provide insights leading you to improved identification methods and challenging third-party administrators, etc., to reduce chances of a costly assessment.

Listen as our panel of experienced tax advisors outlines a framework to manage a company's unclaimed property responsibilities from a tax perspective.



  1. Background to unclaimed property
  2. Key compliance responsibilities
  3. Audit risk and potential exposure to assessments, interest and penalties
  4. Record retention issues
  5. Managing audit situations
  6. Voluntary disclosure programs


The panel will explore these and other relevant issues:

  • Key unclaimed property concepts.
  • Unclaimed property compliance in a multi-state environment.
  • The ins and outs of voluntary disclosure programs.
  • Strategic approaches to mitigating risks of unclaimed property assessments.

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Sonia Walwyn
Sonia Walwyn
Vice President, Unclaimed Property
Duff & Phelps

She has nearly 25 years of tax advisory experience and has specific responsibility for the firm's work in abandoned and...  |  Read More

Jennifer Zimmerman
Jennifer Zimmerman

Horwood Marcus & Berk

She works with Fortune 500 companies and other multi-state corporate clients on state and local tax planning and...  |  Read More

Robert Peters
Robert Peters

Managing Director, Tax Services
Duff and Phelps

He is the firm's national tax leader for Unclaimed Property and Tax Risk Advisory. He has more than 30 years of...  |  Read More

Jim Weigand
Jim Weigand
Senior Manager
True Partners Consulting

He has extensive experience in unclaimed property consulting, including audit defense, compliance reporting,...  |  Read More

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