Over the last two decades there has been an ongoing expansion of UP activity among various jurisdictions. Some changes benefit the holder, like expanded VDA programs, but most changes can cost the holder significant time, effort, and resources. Examples include the growing number of states initiating audits, increased focus on “new” areas of property (e.g., insurance and securities), decreasing dormancy periods, and the growing the number of “third-party” audit firms being awarded contracts to conduct involuntary UP examinations that could span a period reaching back 25 years or more.
More than ever, holders must ensure that they are adequately addressing their statutory UP reporting requirements. UP exposure must be recognized under GAAP and SEC reporting requirements and ignoring it can result in materially misstated financial statements.
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