Escheat and abandoned property laws
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Escheat and abandoned property laws survey and analysis.

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Published by American Society of Corporate Secretaries in New York, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Escheat -- United States -- States,
  • Abandonment of porperty -- United States -- States

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ContributionsAmerican Society of Corporate Secretaries.
LC ClassificationsKF780.Z95 E77 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1286923M
LC Control Number92146052

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Unclaimed Property Laws exist to protect the property rights of owners and reunite them with their funds. The Kentucky State Treasury becomes a “lost and found” of unclaimed money owed to Kentuckians; there is a central place for owners to search and recover their assets. This page addresses key areas of interest regarding Montana unclaimed property and escheatment laws and regulations.. Download this page as a PDF Key Montana Unclaimed Property Reporting Deadlines. Like many other states, Montana has an October 31 deadline for annual reporting and remittance for all holders, except for life insurance companies who must report by April 30th. Unclaimed Property; contents of safe deposit boxes, insurance proceeds and other valuables which are reported to us as unclaimed by banks and other financial institutions after three years. Real property is not included. We are mandated by state law to place . A permanent record of reports of unclaimed property filed annually by holders of such property is maintained by the Division. Unclaimed property holders include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, brokerage firms, utility companies, and businesses. The Division prescribes holder report forms and monitors reporting by holders.