CCCTB framework shifting Transfer Pricing and BEPS

On the 6th of November 2017 the European Commission will discuss the implementation of Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) in an effort to create a standard set of rules which will govern how European companies will be taxed. Fundamentally, CCCTB will provide a framework for the calculation of the taxable profits. However, this will … Read more

A complete Guide for Junior Analysts

1. Introduction A trаnѕfеr price is thе price at which goods оr ѕеrviсеѕ аrе trаnѕfеrrеd form one рrосеѕѕ or dераrtmеnt to аnоthеr or fоrm one mеmbеr оf a grоuр to another. Trаnѕfеr pricing is used whеn divisions оf аn оrgаnizаtiоn need tо charge оthеr divisions оf thе оrgаnizаtiоn for gооdѕ or services thеу provide tо … Read more

Transfer pricing in Management Fee

Transfer pricing methodology in Management Fee agreements could turn to be very problematic for related party transactions. The main reason is that the agreements are not usually based on specific financial terms, but the service provider is charging a gross amount on a monthly on annual basis, without provisioning the amount of work which is … Read more

Arm’s Length Principle

Introduction This Chapter provides a background discussion of the arm’s length principle, which is the international transfer pricing standard that OECD member countries have agreed should be used for tax purposes by MNE groups and tax administrations. The Chapter discusses the arm’s length principle, reaffirms its status as the international standard, and sets forth guidelines … Read more

IAS 24 for Related Party Transactions

The objective of IAS 24 Standard is to ensure that an entity’s financial statements contain the disclosures necessary to draw attention to the possibility that its financial position and profit or loss may have been affected by the existence of related parties and by transactions and outstanding balances, including commitments, with such parties. Related party … Read more

Transfer Pricing Methods

The selection of a transfer pricing method always aims at finding the most appropriate method for a particular case. For this purpose, the selection process should take account of the respective strengths and weaknesses of the OECD recognised methods. “Traditional transaction methods” and “transactional profit methods” can be used to establish whether the conditions imposed … Read more

Tax Department: Circular 3 for Back to Back Financial Arrangements

REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS MINISTRY OF FINANCE Ref. No.: 05.13.001 Interpretative Circular 3 — Income Tax June 30th, 2017 To all Assessing Staff Tax treatment of intra-group back-to-back financial arrangements 1. Definitions 1. This Circular applies to any company carrying out group financing transactions (hereinafter referred to as a group financing company) meaning any entity that … Read more

Transfer Pricing Practices in Russia

Although Russia is a Non-OECD economy there are certain provisions for the implementation of transfer pricing policies in related party transactions. The regulatory framework is not keen on preventing tax avoidance through transfer pricing schemes. However, accountants, auditors and tax professionals are aware for the principles, while Russian tax administration is alerted indeed. Reference to … Read more