Tag: Real Estate

France vs. SARL Cosi Immobilier, April 2021, CAA de LYON, Case No. 19LY00527

France vs. SARL Cosi Immobilier, April 2021, CAA de LYON, Case No. 19LY00527

SARL Cosi Immobilier, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss company Compagnie de Services Immobiliers SA (Cosi SA). The group is engaged in sale of properties and real estate. Following a tax audit covering the FY 2011 and 2012, an assessment of additional corporate income tax was issued, together with penalties. According to the tax authorities service fees paid by SARL Cosi to its Swiss parent (50% of the the sales commission received) for online marketing of properties and real estates located in France had not been at arm’s length. The company requested the administrative court of Lyon to discharge the assessments, but this request was rejected by the court in a judgement issued 11 December 2018. This decision was then appealed by the company to the Supreme Administrative Court. Judgement of the Supreme Administrative Court The Appeal of Cosi Immobilier was rejected by the Court. Excerpts “In the present case, the company Cosi Immobilier concluded on 17 August ... Continue to full case
Russia vs LLC "Neftemash-Service", June 2019, Supreme Court, Case No. A56-113775/2017

Russia vs LLC “Neftemash-Service”, June 2019, Supreme Court, Case No. A56-113775/2017

Neftemash-Service LLC sold real estate (administrative and warehouse building, land plots, part of a workshop building) to two individuals that were also founders of the company and held the positions of general director and commercial director. The Company claimed the transactions were caused by an urgent need for capital, and that the reason for selling directly to the founders was that no third parties were interested in buying the properties. The Russian tax authorities held that the properties had been sold at non-arms length prices and issued an adjustment based on the market value. The court supported the position of the tax authorities. The price was lower than its market value at the time of sale, and the prices of land plots were substantially lower than their original purchase prices. Prices deviated from the market values multiple times (2-29 times). The tax authorities arguments in regard to the choice of pricing method (which was no a CUP) was found to ... Continue to full case
Italy vs PDM D srl, February 2016, Supreme Court case no. 6331-2016

Italy vs PDM D srl, February 2016, Supreme Court case no. 6331-2016

This case is about deduction of certain “cost” related to sale of property and intragroup financing between an Italian company and a related group company in Luxembourg. Judgment of the Supreme Court The Court ruled partly in favour of the tax authorities and partly in favour of the PDM D srl. I regards to the deduction of the “guarantee” granted in relation to the sale of real estate the Court states: “In the present case, in the absence of proof of the above requirements in the reference financial year (2005/2006), and since the costs in question have not yet been actually incurred, but are future costs that may be incurred in subsequent financial years, following a comparison between the amount actually received from the leases and the fixed amount guaranteed by the seller company and therefore depending on the actual development of the lease relationship, the tax recovery is legitimate. ” In regards to the arm’s length nature of the ... Continue to full case