Unclaimed Property Services

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What is Unclaimed Property?

Unclaimed Property (also known as abandoned or escheat property) is exactly that – money or tangible assets that belong to you but are viewed as “abandoned” because there’s been no activity or contact with you (by the holder) for one year or more. 

Every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, several Canadian provinces and a few other foreign countries have active unclaimed property programs in place. Currently, states, federal agencies, and other organizations collectively hold more than $58 billion in unclaimed cash and benefits.

When there are so many nooks and crannies for money to be kept, it’s relatively easy to misplace, forget about, or leave behind property, funds, and other forms of wealth that remain untouched for an extended period… that’s why we are here to help you with your unclaimed property needs. Using Allyn as your unclaimed property recovery service maximizes your chances of recovery. We save you time and effort, give expert guidance through the claims process, and have access to advanced search tools and databases.


Types of unclaimed property include:

  • Inheritance (in both currency and property)
  • Mutual funds and/or securities
  • Unclaimed items, such as artwork, heirlooms, or other valuable collections
  • Contents of a safety deposit box
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Unclaimed Property Reporting

On the flip side, if you or your company owe money to others, you are referred to as a “holder”.  Your first step is to determine exactly which of your held items are escheatable.  It will vary depending on the type, age, and jurisdiction.  Payroll checks, for example, are normally reportable after one year, while vendors’ checks can have a 3, 5 or 7-year holding period.  Depending on the state, you may be able to remit these funds sooner than the holding period requires.  You do have a legal obligation to attempt to contact the payee.  If your attempts are either unsuccessful or ignored, then the funds must be remitted to the state.

If you have never reported before and are already past your timely filing period, take the initiative and file a VDA (Voluntary Disclosure Agreement) - if the state has such a program.  Most states are willing to be more lenient if you approach them first.  You may be audited, but in most instances the VDA will eliminate any penalties and interest as well as reduce a state’s lookback period.

How do Allyn’s services and fees work? 

At Allyn International, we provide you with a convenient alternative to filing a claim on your own while providing you with the support that you need to make your claim filing a success. We don’t get paid for our services until our clients take receipt of their unclaimed property.

If there is no asset recovery, the client pays Allyn no fee.

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