Report Unclaimed Property

Process at a Glance

By law, businesses in Tennessee holding unclaimed property are required to report it each year by the reporting deadlines.

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Helping Tennessee businesses successfully report unclaimed property each year

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We're here to help you.

Here, you'll find the education, resources, and information to help you complete the holder reporting process in three easy steps:

  • Identify property
  • Attempt to locate the owners
  • Prepare and submit your report

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Explore the three-step reporting process

The following steps will guide you though planning and implementing a successful reporting process to meet statutory requirements and keep your customers happy.

Before you begin: check for new laws and regulations

Unclaimed property laws are constantly changing. Be sure to review any recent statute updates in the Laws and Statutes section.

View law and statute updates

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Step 1: Identify property

You will need to identify all property that has become abandoned or unclaimed.

Property becomes abandoned when it has reached its dormancy period, a specified period per property type in which the owner has not taken any action on the property. Property should be identified early enough to meet the reporting deadline each year. The Complete Reporting Guide contains class codes and dormancy period charts to assist you.

Download the Complete Reporting Guide

Step 2: Attempt to locate the owners

By law, you must make a good faith effort to contact the owner regarding the unclaimed property, prior to reporting it to the state.

The Complete Reporting Guide contains resources including sample due diligence letters to help you attempt to contact the property owners.

Download the Complete Reporting Guide

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Step 3: Prepare and submit your report

You must submit an annual report to each year if there is unclaimed property to report.

Holders of unclaimed property must prepare a report that meets all NAUPA specifications and submit it using our online portal,

Learn how to submit your report online

Forms and guides

For a complete listing of forms, reporting guides, and instructions, visit the Forms and Guides section.

Visit Forms and Guides

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Are you currently in compliance?

If you are an entity that in some aspect is currently not in compliance with the State of Tennessee Unclaimed Property laws, we provide an opportunity for you to come into compliance.

Your admittance in our CDA program will waive any possible penalties you would incur.

Begin your path to compliance

Contact Us

Have questions about reporting unclaimed property? We're here to help!

Unclaimed Property Division—Reporting

(615) 253.5362

Mailing Address

Unclaimed Property Division
P.O. Box 198649

Nashville, TN  37219-8649