Reporting Unclaimed Property

Notice: Reports must include information about the owner; last known address (even if mail is undeliverable), social security number, and date of birth.

Alaska's Unclaimed Property Act (AS 34.45) requires businesses (profit and non-profit) and government agencies to file an unclaimed property report with the Department of Revenue.

Property is considered abandoned or unclaimed when no owner initiated transactions have occurred, or there is no contact by the owner, including not cashing a check for a period of time (also known as a dormancy period). A property is generally money owed to an individual or business, but can also be a security such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds or safe deposit box contents.


Reporting Overview

For most types of property (including those for which no time frame is specified in Alaska statue), the time frame is 3 years using an "as of" date of June 30 of the current year. A complete listing of property types and dormancy periods are detailed in the following document:
Property Codes and Dormancy Periods

  • Unclaimed property reports are due before November 1st of each year.
  • Do not submit negative or zero dollar reports.

Remittance

ACH and wire transfer instructions are available by contacting our office at ucpholder@alaska.gov. Please make remittances payable to the State of Alaska Unclaimed Property Program.

ACH payments are our preferred remittance method. Checks will be accepted only if the electronic method is unavailable.


Electronic Reporting

Alaska accepts all software programs that produce the industry standard National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) file.

Free Holder Reporting Software (HRS PRO)

Holder Reporting Software (HRS Pro) is a free software that generates NAUPA files, which are accepted by most states' unclaimed property programs and streamlines the reporting process. HRS Pro is our preferred holder reporting software.

HRS Pro creates an encrypted (.hde) file. The (.hde) file is secure and can be emailed to ucpholder@alaska.gov without the need for additional password and/or encryption.

HRS Pro Youtube Tutorials Link
Getting Started in HRS ProView
Using the Import Template to Create ReportsView
Manually Creating ReportsView
Downloading the NAUPA FileView

Report and Remittance Submission

Email your NAUPA file (.hde) and remittance confirmation to ucpholder@alaska.gov.

  • In the subject of the email, include your company name and FEIN. In the body of the email, include the report amount and remittance confirmation.

Forms

Form Name Form Description Link
Security Transfer Instructions (PDF)How to transfer stock to the State of Alaska’s custodial account. View

Reporting Exceptions

Our preferred holder reporting method is electronic submissions; however, some exceptions will be made where this is not possible. Contact our office at ucpholder@alaska.gov if electronic submissions are not possible.

Forms

Form Name Form Description Link
AK Reporting Workbook (Excel)Used if reporting ten or fewer items. The workbook contains reporting forms and instructions. The color-coded tabs make it easy to locate forms and instructions. View
Holder Reimbursement Request Form (Word)Holder is requesting the return of reported funds. Used when a Holder has reinstated an account, reported an account in error or a dormant check has cleared the Holder’s account. View

Property Reportable to Other States

As a convenience, Alaska will accept incidental property (ten or fewer properties) reportable to another state only if allowed by the other state. Please refer to the NAUPA Reciprocity Matrix for state specific information.

If your organization has a large number of reportable properties for another state, you should file a report with that state.

  • NOTE: If you include unclaimed property reportable to other states in your Alaska report, you must comply with unclaimed property laws of the state of the last known address.

Unsworn Falsification

I acknowledge and affirm under penalty of UNSWORN FALSIFICATION (AS 11.56.210) ; (i) that I have prepared, or have caused to be prepared and have examined this report; (ii) that this report is true, correct, and complete; (iii) that I have the authority to verify this report on behalf of my organization and to bind my organization to report and transfer unclaimed property to the state; and (iv) that it is agreed that any and all transactions entered into by my organization in connection with the reporting and transfer of unclaimed property to the state, will be subject to (a) the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) to the extent applicable under applicable state law, and (b) the federal electronic signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SSIGN), with the effect that keying in our names or attaching facsimile signatures to electronic documents indicates our intention that they be deemed to be binding electronic signatures.