Tax on your dividends
The tax on dividends is regulated according to the law of the country in which the traded company is registered and listed.
Please note that EXANTE does not provide tax advice services, however, we advise you to examine the dividend tax exposure in your particular country.
If you hold shares until a company-defined ex-date, you are entitled to dividends.
Payout date is usually set about one month after the record date. Dividends are automatically credited to the client’s account on the payout date.
If taxes apply, they are debited with a separate transaction. You can find the tax details in the Comment field.
How does a company pay?
- Company declares dividends from a stock
- Company sets the record date and sends a press release to inform the shareholders
- Record day: all shareholders kept on record to that date are entitled to receive dividend payment
- Next day: called the ex-date because from that date the stock trades ex-dividend (meaning everyone who buys stocks after ex-date won’t get the next payment)
- Payable date: normally, one month after the record date; that’s when clients receive dividends to their accounts.
In some cases, clients might receive the funds with a few days’ delay due to document processing.
Transfer positions between your sub-accounts
In order to transfer positions between sub-accounts follow either of these steps:
- Visit Client's area and then indicate accounts and amounts to be transferred.
- Use EXANTE desktop trading platform to transfer currencies between sub-accounts.
Manage your account currencies
The EXANTE trading platform allows you to trade from a single multi-currency account and supports these currencies: EUR, USD, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, GBP, HKD, JPY, MXN, NOK, PLN, RUB and SEK.
- If you add money to your account in any of these currencies, your funds will remain in the currency of choice unless you intentionally convert them
- The minimum initial sum required to open an account can be deposited in any of the currencies above. The official exchange rate on the day will apply.
Convert your funds on the EXANTE platform:
You can convert your funds directly on the EXANTE desktop platform. There are two ways to do so:
- Click ‘Account Summary’ on the top toolbar -> ‘Cash Balance’ -> right click on the row of the currency you wish to convert (‘Convert To’)
- Click ‘Instruments’ on the top toolbar -> choose ‘Cash’ from the groups of instruments -> place an order
You can convert existing funds to additional currencies on the EXANTE trading platform (CZK, HUF, NZD, SGD, THB, TRY, or ZAR).
Hint: If you want to turn autoconversion on or off, please visit the ‘Settings’ section in the Client’s Area.
Important note: If you want to fund your account in a different currency please contact us at email@example.com.
The final list of available currencies depends on your account type and country of residence among other conditions.
Who handles my tax obligations?
It is your duty to handle your own tax obligation regardless of your tax residence country. We will provide you with all necessary reports, but you will have to communicate with your tax authorities yourself.
Please make sure that you stick to the tax requirements applied to you.
For more information on where to find the reports necessary for taxation purposes, please visit this page.
Access your account reports
You can keep track of your account in multiple ways.
- Visit the Account Summary section in your Client's area on the EXANTE website. There you will see the main account parameters with P&L changing in real time. You can choose any start date to view historic data.
Here’s what you can do in Account Summary:
- Request periodic reports
- Create a custom report for a specific period on the corresponding page
- You can get the same information from the desktop trading platform by clicking 'Account Summary' on the top toolbar.
- You can also obtain an overview from the EXANTE mobile application. Click on Summary in the bottom left corner of the application.
If your tax authorities require an official document signed by the broker, please contact your Account Manager to request such a report.
Please note that Account Summary takes the last mid price to calculate the P&L. If your authorities require you to use any other price type for the report, please contact your Account Manager and request the report that would meet the requirements.
Important note: Be aware that our Account Managers cannot assist you in clarifying the tax requirements applicable to you.
What is a 'Close only' mode?
In the ‘Close only’ mode, you can only close previously opened positions and you can’t open new positions.
Whenever your total multi-currency balance drops below a threshold, EXANTE may switch your account to the ‘Close only’ mode. You’ll be able to create any orders to close your positions. You won’t be able to open any new positions unless you fund your balance above the threshold.
You can ask us to lower the threshold. The current threshold sits in the range of €5,000–15,000, while an average account balance sticks around €250,000.
As soon as your balance is back to normal, please contact your Account Manager to turn the ‘Close only’ mode off.
Can I still withdraw my money while in the ‘Close only’ mode?
Yes, you can withdraw any amount as usual.
How EXANTE calculates margin requirements?
In order to calculate the margin requirement of a given portfolio, EXANTE uses an in-house risk management system, a variation of SPAN®, the Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk. The SPAN® methodology consists of a series of portfolio "what-if"-scenarios that yields the worst possible performance loss a portfolio can suffer over a specific time horizon. To do this, SPAN® uses a predefined set of parameters reflecting the market conditions of traded contracts.
What is a Margin Call?
Margin call is the term used to describe a situation when the value of an account ( total deposits plus or minus any profits/losses) falls below margin requirements.
Margin call is initiated once Margin Utilization reaches 100%. In this situation the client will be prevented from opening new positions but will be able to keep the existing positions as long as margin utilization is below 100%.
Should the margin utilization exceed 100%, the client will be in breach of margin requirements and EXANTE will have rights to decrease or fully liquidate client’s open positions at any moment. It is a client’s responsibility to keep enough funds to fully cover margin requirements of open positions.
Margin Utilization is the percentage of margin collateral that client utilizes for margin products trading. If the margin utilization exceeds 100% there is a risk that margin positions will be stopped out (ie reduced or liquidated).
Margin Utilization is calculated as = (100 * Used for margin) / (Account value + Other collateral – Not available as margin collateral).