Tag: Technology and know how license

France vs Bluestar Silicones France, Feb 2021, Supreme Administrative Court (CAA), Case No 16VE00352

France vs Bluestar Silicones France, Feb 2021, Supreme Administrative Court (CAA), Case No 16VE00352

Bluestar Silicones France (BSF), now Elkem Silicones France SAS (ESF), produces silicones and various products that it sells to other companies belonging to the Bluestar Silicones International group. The company was audited for the financial years 2007 – 2008 and an assessment was issued. According to the tax authorities, the selling prices of the silicone products had been below the arm’s length price and the company had refrained from invoicing of management exepences and cost of secondment of employees . In the course of the proceedings agreement had been reached on the pricing of products. Hence, in dispute before the court was the issue of lacking invoicing of management exepences and cost of secondment of employees for the benefit of the Chinese and Brazilian subsidiaries of the Group. According to the company there had been no hidden transfer of profits; its method of constructing the group’s prices has not changed and compliance with the arm’s length principle has been demonstrated ... Continue to full case
Philippines vs CYANAMID PHILIPPINES, INC, August 1995, Tax Court, CTA CASE No. 4724

Philippines vs CYANAMID PHILIPPINES, INC, August 1995, Tax Court, CTA CASE No. 4724

Cyanamid Philippines, INC was engaged in the marketing of various products in the areas of pharmaceutical, animal health and nutrition, and crop protection chemicals as well as medical devices. The tax authorities issued an assessment for deficiency income tax, arising from (a) overstatement of cost of goods due to transfer pricing of products, namely; aurofac and minocycline, which petitioner purchased from its parent company, American Cyanamid; and (b) unnecessary and unreasonable payment of royalties to the latter company for the supply of technical know-how. Judgement of the Tax Court The Court decided in favour of Cyanamid Philippines. According to the court, the tax authorities had acted in an arbitrary, unreasonable, and capricious manner. There were no apparent attempt to verify the comparability of the pharmaceutical products being compared under a comparable uncontrolled price (CUP) method analysis. “It can be gleaned readily from the facts that the physical property and circumstances in the processing and sale of petitioner’s products are not “identical” or ... Continue to full case