When Will Deemed Dividends Under Section 305(c) Become a Final Rule? Or Has it Already?

In April of 2016, the IRS published proposed regulations providing that conversion rate adjustments (CRAs) on convertible instruments are deemed dividends and are subject to withholding by withholding agents.  A comment period was scheduled ending 7/12/2016 in which seven comment letters were filed and posted to the docket on Regulations.gov.  On 7/5/2016, the IRS published […]

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Cost Basis Reporting: Firms Reveal Biggest Needs, Drivers Behind Conversion of Legacy Systems

After quickly putting in place major system upgrades to meet new cost basis regulations several years back, many financial services firms have now realized that their solutions were not necessarily scalable to their enterprise or sufficiently flexible to adapt to the ongoing evolution of the requirements. Yet, even when dissatisfied with their existing systems, some firms have been hesitant to convert to a different reporting solution because of the potential risk of new system limitations, the significant investments made in their first system, or the perceived effort required to undertake such a conversion.

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With over 125 million IRS 1099s processed this season alone, Maxit’s sophisticated data management capabilities continue to set it apart, processing and managing high volumes of data to ensure cost basis accuracy and data consistency with a firm’s books and records.

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Scivantage Maxit® Overview

Watch our latest video featuring Scivantage Maxit®, an Automated Cost Basis, Tax Management and Portfolio Reporting Solution. Maxit is proven to reduce firms’ operational costs and enhance client experience by delivering the highest industry accuracy rates and unmatched reconciliation services, all while exceeding compliance requirements.  

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Cost Basis Reporting: Total Cost of Ownership

With compliance deadlines fast approaching, financial institutions are now looking toward new and innovative ways to get the most out of their cost basis reporting investment. From total cost of ownership initiatives to maximizing the value of data, cost basis reporting has financial institutions reevaluating their overall strategy to better balance operational, business and client […]

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Beyond Compliance: Maximizing Your Cost Basis Reporting Investment

As cost basis reporting regulations inch towards their final phase, firms are now looking beyond compliance and searching for new and innovative ways to get the most out of their investment. From total cost of ownership initiatives to maximizing the value of the data, cost basis reporting has financial institutions reevaluating their overall strategy to […]

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Leading Brokerage Firm Converts to Scivantage Maxit® for Automated Cost Basis Reporting

One of the provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Bill of 2008 required financial intermediaries to report adjusted cost basis information to their clients and to the IRS. In response, financial services firms rushed to put in place major system upgrades in their cost basis reporting systems, only to find that the solutions they chose were not necessarily scalable […]

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Top 5 Independent Brokerage Firm Maximizes Investment in Cost Basis Reporting with Scivantage Maxit® RDS

Shortly after cost basis reporting regulations were enacted, this top ranked broker-dealer implemented Scivantage’s Maxit® product to extend automated cost basis reporting across its thousands of financial advisors throughout the United States and abroad. As a robust enterprise-wide cost basis engine, Maxit provided the firm with access to fully automated cost basis data for account statements, investment inquiries […]

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Maxit® Premium Reconciliation Services

A high level of accuracy and regulatory expertise is fundamental to cost basis compliance. In order to support complex data management needs for precise and timely cost basis reporting, firms require increasingly advanced reconciliation services. With a wide range of reconciliation options, Scivantage Maxit® has further expanded its cost basis reporting offering to include data cleansing, management and synchronization services. […]

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Maxit RDS Tax Lot Data Store

As the industry continues to evolve along with Cost Basis Reporting regulations, firms are asking, “How can I maximize my investment beyond simply meeting regulatory requirements?” The answer is in the data. Originally built for timely and accurate cost basis reporting, the robust Scivantage Maxit® database can now be utilized for increased data access and […]