Wolters Kluwer launched Cap DATA NOW, a solution designed to facilitate straight-through processing of securities trades by automating the complete lifecycle of essential corporate action tax details. The technology is an extension of Wolters Kluwer?s Capital Changes product functionality and is purpose-built to address a new, automation-focused mandate for brokers from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that takes effect May 28, 2024. Referred to as T+1, the new mandate shortens the standard settlement cycle for most routine securities trades on U.S. securities exchanges from two business days after the trade date of a securities transaction to one day.

T+1 accelerates the need for corporate action resolution and communication across various internal systems because all corporate actions affecting securities need to be processed before any related trades can be settled and includes important tax details. Exchanges in Canada and Mexico have also adopted this requirement, effective May 27, 2024. Ross notes that the T+1 settlement cycle requirement will require brokers to automate operations processes in many respects, including corporate actions and their tax details.

Cap DATA NOW provides corporate action taxability information for publicly traded stocks as well as useful early announcement information. Because it is XML structured data, the solution?s output helps brokers process corporate actions tax details quickly in the new T+1 world. Cap DATA NOW reduces brokers?

manual tax processing activities.