Tag: Hyundai

Belgium vs ALCOPA N.V, September 2020, Supreme Court, Case No RG F.19.0056.N

Belgium vs ALCOPA N.V, September 2020, Supreme Court, Case No RG F.19.0056.N

The dispute concerns a tax assessments issued by the plaintiff (the Belgian tax administration) for FY 2002 and 2003. In particular, the claimant (Alcopa N.V – the first company to sign a European distribution contract with Hyundai) contests the classification of reimbursements received from the Korean company HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY for publicity services, for an amount of EUR 1,965,630.46 in assessment year 2002 and for an amount of EUR 1,057,007.00 in assessment year 2003, as abnormal or gratuitous benefits and the consequent rejection of the DBI [Definitief Belaste Inkomsten] deduction from the profits arising from those abnormal or gratuitous benefits in application of Section 207 ITC92. The Antwerp Court of First Instance, Antwerp Division, ruled by judgment dated 13 January 2016 that it was indisputably established that abnormal or gratuitous benefits were granted to the plaintiff, so that the tax administration correctly applied Section 207(2) ITC92 and did not allow a DBI deduction on these benefits. According to the first ... Read more
Russia vs Hyundai Motors, January 2016, Supreme Court, Case No. А40-50654/13

Russia vs Hyundai Motors, January 2016, Supreme Court, Case No. А40-50654/13

A Russian subsidiary of the car manufacturer group HYUNDAI had been claiming losses on a reoccurring basis. Following an audit the tax authority concluded, that the losses incurred by the Russian distributor were mainly due to non-arm’s length transfer pricing within the group of companies and issued an assessment for FY 2009 – 2010 in the amount of 857 741 779 rubles. The assessment was partially  upheld by the Arbitration Court and then appealed to the Supreme Court. Decision of the Russian Supreme Court The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal lodged by HYUNDAI. “In checking the calculation of the market price of the goods, the court, having assessed whether the data given in the calculation of the market price for the acquisition of the vehicles corresponded to the data contained in the primary documents, came to the conclusion that the calculation presented by the inspectorate was justified. The court considered that the tax authority had made the calculation on the ... Read more
Russia vs Hyundai Motors, October 2015, Arbitration Court of Moscow, Case No. А40-50654/13

Russia vs Hyundai Motors, October 2015, Arbitration Court of Moscow, Case No. А40-50654/13

A Russian subsidiary of the car manufacturer group HYUNDAI had been claiming losses in fiscal years 2008 and 2009. In the opinion of the tax authority, losses incurred by the Russian distributor were mainly due to non-arm’s length transfer pricing within the group of companies. Decision of the Russian Arbitration Court According to the court, the applied transfer pricing method is not applicable in the present case. A comparison with wholesalers in the Russian automotive market cannot be made, it said. The reason for this is the common sales strategy of automotive groups in Russia. Almost all non-Russian manufacturers distribute their automobiles through affiliated wholesale companies, which in turn purchase the vehicles from affiliated companies abroad. The only exceptions in this context are currently companies such as Volkswagen or BMW, which operate their own production facilities in Russia. Therefore, a reliable identification of comparable business transactions with regard to independent Russian importers is not possible. The second conclusion of the ... Read more