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Under current law, a person holding funds or escheated property worth at least $50 is required to submit a report to the controller that includes the name and last known address of the owner of any property (except traveler’s checks and money orders). Items valued less than $50 require the nature and identifying number, or a description of any intangible property reported.
AB 212 lowers the aggregate reporting threshold of unclaimed property from $50 to $25. The bill also requires holders to include the name and last known address of the property owner—except traveler’s checks and money orders—if the property is valued at $25 or more.
The bill authorizes the holder to impose a service charge of up to $2 for notices on a deposit, account, shares, or other interest that is valued at more than $2 (lowered from $50).
For more information, view the Leagues' Technical Information and Procedures (TIPs) Bulletin 13-45.
In addition, the controller’s office has issued its winter newsletter, which includes articles on the following topics:
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HANDBOOK
updated 04/26/16 07:15 AM
Plus, Title XIV Mortgage Updates
California State Controller's Office has issued an updated Unclaimed Property Holder Handbook with changes to reflect:
CREDIT CARD SUBMISSION GUIDANCE
updated 04/18/16 12:02 PM
Plus, Compliance Advice Webinar
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued guidance for credit card issuers with simplified instructions for making the required submissions under Regulation Z. Last year, the CFPB temporarily suspended this rule until April 30, 2016. Issuers have to submit credit card agreements to the Bureau by May 2, 2016, and quarterly thereafter.