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Auditor Lea Extends Reporting Deadline for Businesses Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

Posted: 09/14/17

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Little Rock, Ark – Today Auditor of State Andrea Lea announced an extension of the unclaimed property reporting deadline for businesses and entities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

State statute mandates that businesses holding unclaimed assets which have gone unreturned to the owner Read More >

Auditor Lea Announces Second Annual UCP Seminar

Posted: 08/21/17

Auditor of State Andrea Lea has announced the 2nd annual Unclaimed Property Holders Training Seminar will take place on September 19 in Little Rock. For further event details and to register, click here.

CPA’S WILL EARN 3 CPE CREDITS IN SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE

Are you tasked with the responsibility of unclaimed Read More >

The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt is Growing, With More Money To Claim Than Ever Before

Posted: 05/31/17

LITTLE ROCK, Ark – Today Arkansas Auditor of State Andrea Lea announced the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt has added new cash assets available to claim. Lea reports that there is now over $317,000,000 owed to Arkansans.

The Treasure Hunt, which is refreshed annually, is Arkansas’ unclaimed property program. Cash assets and safe-deposit box contents are turned over Read More >

Auditor Lea Reminds Arkansans: No Cost To Claim What Is Yours

Posted: 03/02/17

Little Rock, Ark – Auditor of State Andrea Lea is encouraging Arkansans to exercise caution when approached by individuals or entities offering assistance to claim abandoned assets.

These entities and individuals are referred to as "finders." Finders approach Arkansans who are known to have unclaimed assets and offer to claim those assets on the owner' Read More >

Auditor of State Andrea Lea Chosen by Colleagues to Serve As National Officer

Posted: 12/20/16

Little Rock, Ark – Members of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators recently convened to elect executive committee officers. Officers elected include Arkansas Auditor of State Andrea Lea, who will serve as Southern Region Vice President.

“I’m honored to have been selected by my colleagues. I believe this is a reflection of the Read More >

Auditor of State Andrea Lea Proposes Budget With Significant Spending Reductions

Posted: 11/21/16

Little Rock, Ark – Today Auditor of State Andrea Lea presented her budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year to the legislative Joint Budget Committee. Her proposed budget includes reductions in operating expenses and reductions in staff.

“Since taking office in 2015 I have actively searched for opportunities to reduce cost and improve efficiencies. The budget I proposed Read More >

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