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UPPO aggregates the most important news and information about unclaimed property, including updates on legislation, reporting and compliance. Read the most up-to-date headlines here, and join UPPO for access to govWATCH for frequent briefings on state-specific legislation.

UPPO leadership is available to speak with the media on a variety of topics related to unclaimed property. To request an interview, contact Toni Nuernberg, executive director at 763-253-4344 or

State Legislative and Regulatory News
Wednesday, January 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ERISA Advisory Council 401(k) exemption recommendation »
In November 2019, the ERISA Advisory Council recommended to the Department of Labor that 401(k) accounts remain ERISA exem...
Friday, November 22, 2019
NAUPA Provides Guidance on Reporting of IRAs and Tax Withholding »
The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators has issued the following guidance for retirement plan admini...
Saturday, April 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorado Passes RUUPA-Inspired Bill »
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed  S.B. 88  into law on April 16, 2019. The RUUPA-inspired bill includes prov...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota Introduces RUUPA-Inspired Legislation »
  On March 7, 2019,  H.F. 2208 , an appropriation bill that includes RUUPA-inspired language, was introduced i...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO Calls for Clarity Regarding Unclaimed 401(k) Plan Tax Treatment »
On Feb. 19, 2019, the U.S. Government Accountability Office  issued a 59-page report  calling on the Internal...

Legal News
Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Dismisses Card Compliant Lawsuit »
In a significant win for unclaimed property holders, Judge Paul Wallace granted defendants’ motion to dismiss in  Del...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Appeals Court Allows Office Depot Audit to Proceed, Priority Rules Claim Not Yet Ripe »
On Jan. 22, 2018, a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel of judges vacated a lower court’s opinion in Office Depo...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Appeals Court Flips Marathon Ruling »
On Dec. 4, 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s dismissal of Marathon Petroleum’s lawsu...
Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Bed Bath & Beyond »
On Sept. 21, 2017, a New Jersey appeals court ruled in favor of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB) in its case against the state...
Thursday, August 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Appeals Court Reverses “Ripeness” Decision in Plains All American Case »
Last year, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss in the case of...

General Unclaimed Property News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wyoming's New Reporting Website »
Wyoming recently introduced a new unclaimed property reporting website. It can be viewed here . 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAUPA Announces Standard File Format Reengineering Project Webinar »
The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is in the process of revising the NAUPA Standard Ele...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fall Reporting Extensions for Businesses Affected by Recent Hurricanes »
In light of recent hurricanes, multiple jurisdictions have extended their fall unclaimed property reporting deadlines for...
Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arkansas Extends Reporting Deadline for Businesses Impacted by Hurricanes »
Arkansas Auditor of State Andrea Lea recently announced an extension of the unclaimed property reporting deadline for busi...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upcoming ULC meeting scheduled »
The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) announced that the upcoming in-person meeting of the drafting committee to revise the uni...

Thursday, January 23, 2020
UPPO Board Announces New Dues Structure »
Periodically, the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO) Board of Directors reviews the dues structure to en...
Monday, October 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seeking Silent Auction Items for UPPO Scholarship Program »
To help fund the  UPPO Scholarship Program ,  the UPPO Scholarship Committee will again hold a silent a...
Saturday, July 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO Adds Quarterly Conference Calls for Property & Casualty Insurance Industry »
UPPO announces the expansion of its quarterly Industry Focus Conference Calls with the addition of the Property & Casu...
Friday, June 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Report Highlights Benefit Expansion, Annual Conference Record Attendance, Board Initiatives »
UPPO's 2018/19 fiscal year included many highlights, including the organization's largest annual conference, the expansion...
Thursday, April 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients »
Our first scholarship recipient this year is Cayla Julius, daughter of UPPO member Cherie Julius. Cayla is a senior at Cas...

UPPO Advocacy Activity
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO Submits Comments to California Supporting a VDA Program »
In response to California’s adoption of S.B. 109, UPPO submitted comments to the Comptroller’s office regarding the law’s...
Monday, December 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Holders Coalition Submits S.B. 88 Comments to Colorado »
In April 2019, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law S.B. 88, RUUPA-inspired legislation that goes into effect on July...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Holders Coalition Submits Additional Comments Regarding IRS Revenue Ruling »
The Holders Coalition – a group of organizations, including UPPO, whose members hold or represent owners of property –&nbs...
Thursday, October 24, 2019
UPPO Seeks Texas H.B. 3598 Clarification »
Earlier this year, the Texas legislature passed  H.B. 3598 , which the governor subsequently signed into law. Among o...
Friday, October 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO, NAUPA Raise Concerns about JPMorgan Lawsuit »
Bloomberg Tax  published an article on Oct. 3  outlining potential unclaimed property issues that could result f...

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