Transfer pricing: Overview

Transfer pricing is a term used to describe inter-company pricing arrangements relating to transactions between related business entities. These can include transfers of intellectual property, tangible goods, services, and loans or other financing transactions.

International Transfer Pricing 2013/14:

An easy-to-use reference guide covering a range of transfer pricing issues.
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Transfer Pricing Perspectives:

A collection of articles that discuss some of the significant policy and legislative changes taking place in transfer pricing.
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Clarifying the rules: Sustainable transfer pricing in the financial services sector


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The use of transfer pricing tax strategies has recently attracted a high level of international attention, due in part to the rapid rise of multinational trade, the opening of several significant developing economies and transfer pricing’s increased impact on corporate income taxation. As multinational corporations evolve into true global enterprises compliance with the differing requirements of multiple overlapping tax jurisdictions has become a complicated and expensive task.

In response to these factors, tax authorities around the world have become more aggressive in the transfer pricing arena, introducing stricter penalties, new documentation requirements, increased information exchange, improved audit staff training and increased audit and inspection activity and specialisation.

This intense scrutiny implies significant risks for the unwary and the unprepared, particularly in a complex field such as transfer pricing where each transaction must be analysed under its own unique facts and circumstances.

How we can help you

With the ever-increasing scrutiny of transfer pricing activity by tax authorities worldwide we can assist you in the development of tax-efficient structures that help increase compliance with legal requirements, prepare for rapid audit response, resolve transfer pricing disputes and decrease transfer pricing exposure in future periods. Our network consists of more than 100 partners and 1,600 dedicated transfer pricing professionals based in over 70 countries. Our combined experience across our member firms enables us to develop innovative approaches for an expansive list of clients, from high growth entrepreneurs to established market leaders, in a wide range of industries.