Tag: Oil and gas industry

TPG2022 Chapter II paragraph 2.167

One possible approach is to split the relevant profits based on the division of profits that actually is observed in comparable uncontrolled transactions. Examples of possible sources of information on uncontrolled transactions that might usefully assist the determination of criteria to split the profits, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, include joint-venture arrangements between independent parties under which profits are shared, such as development projects in the oil and gas industry; pharmaceutical collaborations, co-marketing or co-promotion agreements; arrangements between independent music record labels and music artists; uncontrolled arrangements in the financial services sector, etc ... Read more
Colombia vs Carbones El Tesoro S.A., September 2021, Administrative Court, Case No. 22352

Colombia vs Carbones El Tesoro S.A., September 2021, Administrative Court, Case No. 22352

At issue is the selection of the most appropriate transfer pricing method for sale of coal mined by Carbones El Tesoro S.A. in Colombia to its related party abroad, Glencore International AG. Carbones El Tesoro S.A. had determined the transfer price by application of the TNMM method. The tax authorities found that the most appropriate method for pricing the transactions was the CUP method. To that end, the tax authorities applied a database (McCloskey price list) in which the price, was determined by referring to a good similar to that traded (thermal coal) and to the Btus (British Thermal Unit) thereof. On 29 April 2011, the Settlement Management Division of the Barranquilla Regional Tax Directorate issued an assessment by which it modified the income tax return for the taxable year 2007, in the sense of disregarding as a net loss for the year the amount of $30. 509.961.000 and imposed a penalty for inaccuracy of $16.597.418.784, based on the questioning ... Read more

TPG2018 Chapter II paragraph 2.167

One possible approach is to split the relevant profits based on the division of profits that actually is observed in comparable uncontrolled transactions. Examples of possible sources of information on uncontrolled transactions that might usefully assist the determination of criteria to split the profits, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, include joint-venture arrangements between independent parties under which profits are shared, such as development projects in the oil and gas industry; pharmaceutical collaborations, co-marketing or co-promotion agreements; arrangements between independent music record labels and music artists; uncontrolled arrangements in the financial services sector, etc ... Read more
UN Guidance Note on Extractives (Oil, Gas, Minerals)

UN Guidance Note on Extractives (Oil, Gas, Minerals)

The UN Transfer Pricing Manual does not address industry-specific issues, but, in 2017 a guidance note was developed by a subcommittee looking into transfer pricing issues in extractive industries, both relating to the production of oil and natural gas and relating to mining and minerals extraction. The note draws on materials that have been published in other fora, including the Platform for Cooperation on Tax (hereafter: “the Platform”), reflecting enhanced collaboration between the IMF, OECD, UN and WBG for the benefit of developing countries. Reference can be made to the Discussion Draft published by the Platform on Addressing the Information Gaps on Prices of Minerals Sold in an Intermediate Form and the Discussion Draft presenting A Toolkit for addressing Difficulties in Accessing Comparable data for Transfer Pricing Analyses. Reference can also be made to the WBG’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and materials3 and the publication Transfer Pricing in Mining with a Focus on Africa. Table 1 in the first part ... Read more