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Delaware – House Bill 2, effective January 30, creates incentives for holders of abandoned property

House Bill 2 signed by the governor and effective January 30 creates additional incentives for holders of abandoned property to report such property to the state and promptly resolve such claims. The bill expands the new voluntary self-disclosure program administered by the Secretary of State.  Holders that elect into a voluntary self-disclosure prior to June 30, 2013 have one additional year to enter into an agreement and make payment or enter into a payment plan.  A holder that entered into an agreement prior to June 30, 2012 may enter into the new program with respect to any related party that was not included or property types and/or periods that were not included in the previous voluntary self-disclosure.  The bill text can be accessed at$file/legis.html?open

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Delaware VDA update on HB 2 unclaimed property