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Why Finnish Supreme Court denied OECD guidelines

By Janne Juusela, Jarno Mäkelä and Lauri Ahokalli, Borenius Finland How a landmark decision by the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) on transfer pricing reclassified the OECD’s reference to debt-to-equity. July 24, 2014

Italy: Transfer pricing aspects of restructuring

By Piergiorgio Valente, Valente Associati GEB Partners. July 23, 2014

Reed Elsevier’s Paul Morton on BEPS, the digital economy and UK tax policy

Paul Morton, head of group tax at Reed Elsevier, discusses his company’s global transfer pricing strategy and voices his concerns over BEPS and the conflict between permanent establishment and the digital economy. July 18, 2014

Reed Elsevier’s Paul Morton discusses the most debated transfer pricing issues

Paul Morton, head of group tax at Reed Elsevier, addresses the transfer pricing topics hitting the headlines in an exclusive interview with TPWeek and provides an insight into Reed Elsevier’s tax matters. July 18, 2014

Finnish TP ruling undermines OECD guidelines

The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court has ruled against the Finnish Tax Administration on the grounds that tax law reclassification can only be made under general anti-avoidance provisions and not transfer pricing adjustment provisions. July 17, 2014

Taxpayers dissect the transfer pricing aspects of the 2014 Indian budget

Three taxpayers, from Aricent Group, Cairn and GE, discuss the transfer pricing aspects of India’s new budget and how they expect them to impact businesses. July 15, 2014

Hong Kong signs first bilateral APA

Hong Kong has agreed its first bilateral advance pricing agreement (APA) since its scheme began in March 2012. EY, who facilitated the deal between Hong Kong and the Netherlands, explain how the process progressed with the authorities. July 10, 2014

India’s Budget brings long-awaited interquartile range

Taxpayers in India will be rejoicing about the new transfer pricing measures introduced in the budget today by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, which include being able to apply the inter-quartile range to arm’s-length pricing and the use of multiple-year data for the selection of comparable prices. July 10, 2014

IRS resignations could be a protest

Three top-level officials in the US Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) LB&I department have resigned in the space of one week, leading tax professionals to question whether the moves are a response to some kind of internal restructuring. July 09, 2014

Maruca confirms resignation

July 08, 2014

The potential TP irony of Juncker’s EC presidency

Jean-Claude Juncker is the new – and controversial – President of the European Commission. Having previously stood as the Prime Minister of Luxembourg and also the Finance Minister for 20 years, until 2009, Juncker facilitated a tax system that has become synonymous with tax avoidance in Europe. July 08, 2014

How Jaitley’s budget could impact transfer pricing in India this year

Arun Jaitley, India’s Finance Minister, will announce India’s annual budget on July 10. With so many recent developments in transfer pricing, the budget is expected to bring more change for taxpayers. July 08, 2014

Hong Kong: Transfer pricing aspects of restructuring

By Kari Pahlman and Jeff Chan of KPMG Hong Kong July 03, 2014

Malaysia: Transfer pricing aspects of restructuring

By Juliana Tan Ming Qing of KPMG Malaysia. July 03, 2014

China: Transfer pricing aspects of business restructuring

By Cheng Chi, Ho Yin Leung and Eden Yamaguchi of KPMG China. July 02, 2014

Fiat’s Andrea Bonzano discusses its global transfer pricing strategy and preferred methodologies

Andrea Bonzano, head of tax at Fiat, discusses his company’s global transfer pricing strategy, including its preferred methodologies and how it is responding to BEPS discussions. June 30, 2014

Fiat’s Andrea Bonzano talks BEPS, formulary apportionment and the profit split method

Andrea Bonzano, head of tax at Fiat, discusses the pros and cons of different transfer pricing methods in an interview with TPWeek, and provides his views on BEPS and US inversions. June 30, 2014

Canada: Transfer pricing aspects of restructuring

By Jamal Hejazi, chief economist, Dale Hill, partner and Mark Kirkey, partner, of Gowling Lafleur Henderson – Taxand. June 27, 2014

Marzen Aluminum ruling based on structuring rather than pricing

The Tax Court of Canada has ruled that, while Marzen Artistic Aluminum provided sales and marketing staff to Starline International (SII) at an arm’s-length price, the documentation presented was insufficient. The ruling is significant because it is the first Canadian decision focusing on the structuring of transactions rather than the pricing. June 26, 2014

Michael Danilack resigns

Michael Danilack, US Competent Authority, has confirmed with TPWeek that he has resigned from his post. June 25, 2014

What the US bilateral safe harbour should look like

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is inviting public comment on the development of bilateral safe harbours with US treaty partners, giving taxpayers and foreign competent authorities the opportunity to influence a safe harbour programme applicable to a large number of cross border transactions. But taxpayers and advisers have said there could still be disadvantages for multinationals. March 27, 2013

IRS stats signal growing faith in APMA programme

The IRS has released statistics on transfer pricing cases for the calendar year 2012 – the first since the formation of the joint advance pricing and mutual agreement (APMA) programme. The figures signal growing taxpayer confidence in the restructured programme. March 26, 2013

How to calculate the UK patent box

HM Revenue & Customs released its guidance on the new patent box regime in its Corporate Intangibles R&D Manuals (CIRD) and a series of road-shows. March 04, 2013

SKAT stats show Denmark’s persistence in assessing IP transactions

The Danish tax authority, SKAT, has published its transfer pricing statistics, which show an increase in revenue from transfer pricing assessments, particularly through intellectual property (IP) transactions. February 07, 2013

New global head of tax and TP at Rosen Group

April 03, 2014

Joe Andrus's replacement as head of transfer pricing at OECD named

Joe Andrus, head of the transfer pricing division of the OECD, announced he would be leaving his post last year. His replacement has now been named. April 03, 2014

New partner at BMR & Associates

April 17, 2014

AlixPartners expands transfer pricing practice

May 14, 2014

KPMG expands TPDR practice

May 29, 2014

Ryan acquires Altus International

June 04, 2014

Indian guidance on R&D centres fails to reduce taxpayer confusion

The Indian Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued guidelines to clarify the transfer pricing treatment of contract R&D centres. However advisers say the advice given is too vague and unlikely to reduce R&D disputes in India. April 04, 2013

Canada broadens thin capitalisation rules in 2013 budget

Canada’s 2013 budget included significant changes to cross-border taxation, including the broadening of the country’s thin capitalisation rules. March 26, 2013

Russian transfer pricing deadline may be delayed because of burdensome notification

The first deadline for taxpayers in Russia to submit details of related-party transactions for 2012 may be delayed until the end of the year because of taxpayers’ concerns over the complexity of the notification requirements. March 19, 2013

Germany proposes to limit participation exemptions for hybrid instruments

The German government has once again proposed to limit participation exemption to dividends that have not been deducted at the distributing entity level. The measure may force taxpayers to reassess the pricing of hybrid instruments. March 07, 2013

Korea clarifies arm’s-length calculation of intercompany guarantee transactions

The Korean government has issued guidance on the calculation of the arm’s-length price of guarantee fees for intercompany-guarantee transactions in response to a growing number of disputes involving companies receiving guarantee fees from their foreign subsidiaries. March 05, 2013

Indian safe harbour rules will be issued says Chidambaram

P Chidambaram, the Indian Finance Minister, said in his budget speech today that rules on safe harbours will be issued. February 28, 2013

South Africa limits interest deductibility on related party debt

New limits will be placed on the deductibility of interest on related party debt under the South African budget 2013, announced yesterday. However taxpayers are yet to receive clarification on the application of the arms-length test for inbound financial assistance. February 28, 2013

Taxpayers need cost-sharing law in Russia to combat shared service disputes

Taxpayers need cost-sharing provisions to be written into Russian tax legislation to combat an increased risk of dispute over the allocation of shared service costs. February 19, 2013

OECD unveils G20 report on base erosion and profit shifting

The OECD has identified transfer pricing as one of the challenges for policy makers and taxpayers as they attempt to reform how international tax rules work. February 14, 2013

Why intangible policy discussions are giving Caterpillar’s head of tax “night terrors”

Robin Beran, chief tax officer and director for global tax and trade at Caterpillar, the machinery manufacturer, told delegates at the Tax Council Policy Institute conference on intangibles in Washington today that policy discussions about how to tax intangible assets are giving him “night terrors”. February 13, 2013

Arm's-length value of royalties: Italian case law

Piergiorgio Valente, managing partner of Valente Associati GEB Partners, looks at the Italian case law surrounding the arm’s-length value of royalties. March 20, 2013

Japan-China supply chain efficiency valuation and transfer pricing

Effective tax rate (ETR) planning is critical for all multinational enterprises. From a business flow standpoint, supply chain efficiency is critical. October 30, 2012

IP Structuring: Tax planning ideas for intangible assets

Intangible assets are crucial sources of value and are of increasing strategic importance to companies. October 16, 2012

Polish court challenges procurement transaction

Poland’s Supreme Court recently questioned the economic rationale behind the acquisition of procurement services from a related entity. Aneta Blazejewska–Gaczynska of Ernst & Young explains why this decision should force multinationals to examine their supply chain structures. September 13, 2012

Selecting the interest rate for working capital adjustments

Differences between the tested transaction and the comparable transaction, when applying the transactional net margin method, should be adjusted where such differences materially affect the net profit margin, in accordance with rule 10B(e)(iii) of the Income Tax Rules. September 07, 2012

Where transfer pricing is critical in US oil and gas joint ventures

Complex transfer pricing challenges are arising from the increasing number of joint ventures, particularly in the US, between multinational oil and shale gas exploration companies. July 19, 2012

Siemens’ tips on location saving in Chinese contract R&D arrangements

Location saving is a hot issue. Yin Chao, who specialises in transfer pricing at Siemens in China, and Yin Shuping, who is an associate professor at Guangdong Polytechnique Normal University, explain the transfer pricing aspects of location saving on contract R&D from China’s perspective. July 12, 2012

What the Indian Authority on Advance Rulings thinks of cost contribution arrangements

A case concerning cost contribution agreements in a foreign company provides insight into how they should be structured for Indian taxation purposes. June 01, 2012

Ireland transfer pricing documentation guide

By Barbara Dooley and Gavan Ryle of PwC, Dublin. June 23, 2011

UN tax committee publishes draft transfer pricing manual

The UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters will consider its draft Transfer Pricing Manual for Developing Countries at its eighth session in Geneva from October 15-19. October 03, 2012

Ecuador transfer pricing documentation guide

Alexis Carrera, of Ernst & Young in Quito, reports on the distinctive documentation rules in Ecuador March 23, 2011

Norway transfer pricing documentation guide

Hans-Martin Jørgensen and Michael Vorndran of Deloitte August 09, 2012

Austria transfer pricing documentation guide

By Andrea Lahodny and Gabriele Holzinger of Deloitte August 08, 2012

Canada transfer pricing documentation guide

Todd Miller and Michael Friedman of McMillan in Toronto, Canada explain the documentation rules in Canada and how recent treaty developments and court decision will affect taxpayers. April 20, 2010

Greece transfer pricing documentation guide

By Stefanos Mitsios of Ernst & Young August 08, 2012

Indonesian transfer pricing documentation guide

By Permana Adi Saputra of PB Taxand August 08, 2012

Malaysia transfer pricing documentation guide

By Bernice Tan of Taxand Malaysia August 08, 2012

Denmark transfer pricing documentation guide

Tim Holmes and Thomas Bjerre of Ernst & Young Copenhagen outline the approach to the transfer pricing documentation requirements in Denmark. August 03, 2012

Egypt – Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements

Anthony Mahon and Andy El Zayaty of Deloitte provide a guide to the transfer pricing requirements in Egypt. December 15, 2010

US transfer pricing documentation guide

By Kathrine Kimball and Minjung Kim of Charles River Associates July 26, 2012

UK transfer pricing documentation guide

By Graham Head (Senior Manager) and Liz Hughes (Transfer Pricing Director), Grant Thornton UK July 24, 2012

South Korea transfer pricing documentation guide

By Taehyung Kim of Deloitte July 23, 2012

HMRC is exchanging unilateral APA information with treaty partners

HMRC is exchanging the terms of its unilateral advance pricing agreements (APA) with UK tax treaty partners. The measure is part of the revenue’s drive towards greater transparency and began this month. February 26, 2013

How to survive a transfer pricing audit in India

Hardev Singh and Saurabh Dhanuka, of KPMG, TP Week’s correspondent in India, give practical advice on dealing with India’s revenue authorities May 22, 2008

How to survive a transfer pricing audit in Malta

Mirko Rapa, of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Valetta, explains the environment for transfer pricing audits in Malta April 15, 2008

How to survive a transfer pricing audit in the Czech Republic

Jiri Teichmann and Libor Fryzek of Ernst & Young in Prague provide insight into the transfer pricing audit process April 07, 2008

How to survive a transfer pricing audit in China

Glenn DeSouza and Qian Min looks at the impact of April 2008 guidelines on the conduct of transfer pricing audit April 06, 2008

How to survive a transfer pricing audit in Poland

Mike Ahern and Piotr Wiewiorka, of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Warsaw, outlines the approach to transfer pricing audits in Poland March 14, 2008