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 […]

Scivantage Ranked in Top 100 in American Banker’s and BIA FinTech Forward Rankings, for Third Consecutive Year

With on-going innovations including Sqope, its digital investment performance solution, Scivantage continues to reinvent the way wealth management firms leverage technology JERSEY CITY, NJ OCTOBER 19, 2016 Scivantage®, a FinTech 100 technology provider of Digital Wealth Management and Cost Basis solutions, today announces it has been named to the American Banker and BAI FinTech Forward […]

Scivantage Ranked as a Top 100 Global Provider of Financial Technology in 2016 IDC Financial Insights Ranking For Fourth Consecutive Year

Scivantage’s continued innovation in Digital Wealth Management and Cost Basis solutions has delivered consistent value to its clients. JERSEY CITY, NJ (PRWEB) OCTOBER 06, 2016 Scivantage®, a FinTech 100 technology provider of Digital Wealth Management and Cost Basis solutions, today announces it has been named to the IDC Financial Insights 2016 FinTech Rankings Top 100. […]

Cost Basis is Sexy

Cost basis is a funny thing. Every investor knows a little something about it. Since 1913 it’s been the foundation for taxes on capital gains (I’m not absolutely certain about that date; but, really, who’s going to check?). It has appeared on statements and brokerage websites for years. It was almost always incorrect. The basic […]

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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.

Scivantage Maxit® Infographic 2015

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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Cost Basis Reporting: Beyond Cost and Straight to Reporting

As the investment industry continues meet IRS reporting requirements, firms face increasing costs for this regulatory compliance. Some firms are hoping to reduce resource requirements using additional automation for items such as corporate actions. Others are asking, “How else can I leverage my cost basis data to make this investment more valuable?” If your firm is grappling with either of these concerns, consider Scivantage Maxit.

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Cost Basis Reporting Takeaway – Disallowed Carryover: Tracking and Reporting

With 2015 now underway, cost basis reporting is top-of-mind for brokers and investors as they comply with the complex mandates, and look to maintain operational efficiency. Bob Linville, Director of Product Management, Scivantage, helps to clarify the meaning of disallowed carryover offset in his most recent video – Reporting and Tracking Disallowed Carryover Offset – […]

Cost Basis Reporting Takeaway: Calculating Accruals on Transferred Debt Securities for 2015 Tax Season

The New Year traditionally marks a time when businesses look to reignite their company’s outlook and build momentum towards another successful and prosperous year. In 2015, however, brokers will once again be faced with a new wave of cost basis reporting mandates, and this isn’t something that many institutions are celebrating. For the first time, […]