New York Abandoned Property Law
Sec. § 1405
Accrual of Interest After Payment of Abandoned Property to the State Comptroller


1405. Accrual of interest after payment of abandoned property to the state comptroller.

1.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no owner of abandoned property shall be entitled to receive interest on account of such abandoned property from and after the date a payment of such abandoned property is hereafter made to the state comptroller pursuant to this chapter or any law relating to abandoned property, whether or not he was entitled to interest on such property prior to such date, except that interest at the overpayment rate set by the commissioner of taxation and finance pursuant to subsection (j) of section six hundred ninety-seven of the tax law, less one percentage point, shall accrue to abandoned property hereafter paid to the state comptroller under the following provisions of this chapter, for the first five years such property is held by him:

(i)

paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section three hundred of this chapter; or

(ii)

subdivision one of section four hundred of this chapter; or
(iii)
paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section six hundred of this chapter; or

(iv)

subdivision one of section ten hundred of this chapter.

(b)

No claimant to abandoned property heretofore paid to the state comptroller shall be entitled to receive interest on account of such property, whether or not he was entitled to interest on such property prior to such payment, except that as to abandoned property paid to the state comptroller pursuant to the provisions of sub-paragraphs (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) of subdivision one of this section no earlier than five years preceding the first day of July, nineteen hundred seventy-seven, such abandoned property shall accrue simple interest for that portion of such five year period remaining after the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred seventy-seven.

2.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision one of this section, any property heretofore or hereafter received by the state comptroller pursuant to this chapter or any law relating to the disposition of abandoned property, which is subject to the interest crediting provisions of part five hundred of foreign assets control regulations, part five hundred fifteen of Cuban assets control regulations or part five hundred twenty of foreign funds control regulations of the United States department of the treasury, shall be credited with interest at a rate not less than the maximum rate payable on the shortest time deposit available in any domestic bank in this state.

(b)

Interest shall be credited from the effective date of this subdivision, to abandoned property subject to paragraph (a) of this subdivision for so long as such property continues to be subject to part five hundred of foreign assets control regulations, part five hundred fifteen of Cuban assets control regulations or part five hundred twenty of foreign funds control regulations of the United States department of the treasury and is held by the state comptroller.
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