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To Escheat or Not to Escheat? Unclaimed Property Considerations for Retailers

November 03, 2021
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Kara Shively
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There are many different types of properties that are affected by escheatment laws, which can vary drastically from state to state.  It’s important to understand the nuances of these laws in relation to the type of property, and how to properly navigate them to stay in compliance and avoid penalties.
For retailers this is especially important as holiday season gears up with an increased volume of gift cards issued and e-commerce purchases made – both of which come with a unique set of challenges in the escheatment arena.
In this webinar we will provide an overview of unclaimed property in the retail industry, with a focus on gift cards, as well as discuss current legal considerations vital to retailers.
Natalie Kotlyar
Assurance Partner, National Practice Leader of the Retail & Consumer Products Industry Group

Michael Kenehan
Northeast Unclaimed Property Leader

Ezra Church
Morgan Lewis
Learning Objectives:
  • Explain unclaimed property in the retail industry
  • Analyze risks, and best practices, related to gift cards issuances and structuring
  • Explain legal updates and considerations on retail-related escheatment issues
Delivery: This webinar will be delivered via the BDO Online CPE Network
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Tax
Program Level: Basic
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