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Washington

Washington Department of Revenue
Unclaimed Property Section
Director: Patti Wilson, Administrator
Office phone: (360) 534-1502
PO Box 34053 Seattle, WA 98124-1053
Unclaimed Property website: http://ucp.dor.wa.gov/default.aspx

Dormancy Periods

The following dormancy periods are listed in years, unless otherwise noted.

Savings: 3
Checking: 3
Non-bank Money Orders: 5
Certificates of Deposit: 3
Official Bank Checks/MO: 3
Safe Deposit Boxes: 5
Travelers Checks: 15
Life Insurance Matured: 2
Otherwise: 3
All: 3
Casualty: 3
Utility Deposits: 1
Utility Refunds: 1
Dividends: 3
Securities: 3
Debt (bonds): 3
Dissolution/Liquidation: 1
Fiduciaries: 3
Wages: 1
State Courts/Agencies: 2
Federal Courts/Agencies: 2
Mineral Proceeds: 3
All Other Property: 3
IRA Keogh: 3
Gift Certificate: Exempted* See state law for more information about the prohibition of expiration dates, dormancy fees, and other important provisions.
Credit Memos: 3
Vendor-Vendor Payments: 3
Aggregate Amount: $50 and under

Reporting and Payment Due Dates

The following indicates the report and payment due dates for the various property types.

Report Due—Life Insurance: October 31
Report Due—All Others: October 31
Payment Due—Life Insurance: October 31
Payment Due—All Others: October 31
Exceptions:

Electronic Reporting Capability Schedule

The following indicates which types of reporting formats are accepted by this state.

Diskette: No
Tape: No
Cartridge: No
CD: Yes
NAUPA Format: Yes
Comments: Washington requires Holders to report and pay electronically, or a 5% penalty applies.

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