New York Abandoned Property Law
Retention of Books and Records
1. Every broker or dealer shall retain the books and records set forth in subdivision two of this section relating to the years nineteen hundred sixty-seven, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, nineteen hundred sixty-nine and nineteen hundred seventy for a period of ten years following the end of the year in which created; shall retain all such books and records relating to the year nineteen hundred seventy-one for a period of nine years following the close of nineteen hundred seventy-one; and shall retain all such books and records relating to any subsequent calendar year for a period of ten years following the end of the year in which created. The books and records so retained shall be made available to the state comptroller upon his request in the performance of his duties under this chapter.
2. The following books and records shall be those referred to in subdivision one of this section: general ledgers, customers ledgers; daily and weekly stock position records; dividend sheets; cash blotters; purchase and sales blotters; daily journals; bank reconciliations; cancelled checks; claim letters; independent auditor’s reports; trial balances; private ledgers; financial statements and supporting data; chart of accounts; and copies of abandoned property reports.