Unclaimed Property in New Zealand

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Unclaimed Property in New Zealand is governed by the Unclaimed Money Act 1971. Unclaimed Money is transferred to the Crown Treasury or the Inland Revenue Department, or the Public Trust depending on the type of asset.

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) publishes an Unclaimed Money list of the unclaimed money that it holds on their website. The Crown Treasury publishes a statement of the monies held in the trust account in the New Zealand Gazette at the end of each financial year. The Public Trust can be contacted with enquiries if believed to be holding one’s assets.

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