The OECD on October 10 published its 2017 mutual agreement procedure (MAP) statistics covering 85 tax jurisdictions.
According to the 2017 MAP statistics, new transfer pricing MAP cases are up by 25 percent and other MAP cases by 50 percent. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the increase in new MAP cases is due to a range of factors including the effects of the new reporting framework and increased awareness of and expectations from taxpayers about MAP, the OECD noted.Continue Reading
The EU Commission on September 19 decided that Luxembourg’s tax treatment of McDonald’s Europe Franchising does not violate the Luxembourg-US tax treaty and that tax rulings granted to McDonald’s do not infringe EU State aid rules.
The decision follows an in-depth investigation launched in December 2015, based on doubts that Luxembourg might have misapplied its tax treaty with the US.Continue Reading
The US Senate has, by a 64 – 33 vote, confirmed Charles Rettig to be the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner.
During his more than 35 years of professional career with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC, Rettig represented numerous taxpayers before every administrative level of the IRS as well as in matters before the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice, and various other tax authorities.Continue Reading
Former OECD Head of Transfer Pricing, Jefferson P. VanderWolk, has joined international law firm Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in the Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice. VanderWolk will work from the firm’s Washington DC office.Continue Reading
The Tax Executives Institute has responded to the OECD’s public discussion draft on the transfer pricing aspects of financial transactions.
The discussion draft deals with follow-up work in relation to base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) Actions 8-10, on assuring that transfer pricing outcomes are in line with value creation.Continue Reading
Japan and Colombia have completed tax treaty negotiations, Colombia’s Finance Minister, Mauricio Cárdenas, announced on July 30.Continue Reading
By Ross B. Newman (CEO and Chief Economist with Altus Economics and Chairman of the Altus Transfer Pricing Network)
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on June 29 issued the Transfer Pricing Examination Process (TPEP), which replaces the 2014 Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap (Roadmap) and provides a guide to best practices and processes involved in the three phases of a transfer pricing examination: planning, execution, and resolution.
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued key guidance on best practices and processes to assist with the planning, execution, and resolution of transfer pricing examinations.Continue Reading
By Reuven Avi-Yonah (Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, University of Michigan)
On July 24, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the US Tax Court decision in Altera Corp. v. Commissioner, 145 T.C. 91 (July 27, 2015), which had invalidated Treas. Reg. § 1.482- 7A(d)(2).Continue Reading
Law firm Baker McKenzie has announced the election of 13 new tax partners.
The newly elected partners are: Michael Nixon (Singapore), Simone Bridges (Sydney), Kirill Vikulov (Moscow), David Jamieson (London), Jessica Eden (London), Rodrigo Castillo Cottin (Bogota), Paul F. DePasquale (New York), Tatyana Johnson (New York), Victor Alejandro Morales-Chavez (Mexico City), Jonathan Welbel (Chicago), Joshua Nixt (New York), Andrew C. O’Brien-Penney (Chicago), and Ivan Tsios (Chicago).Continue Reading