Tag: Toll manufacturer

Portugal vs "Tobacco S.A", May 2021, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No 0507/17

Portugal vs “Tobacco S.A”, May 2021, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No 0507/17

“Tobacco S.A.” is the parent company of a group active in the tobacco industry. C. SA is a subsidiary of the group and operates as a toll manufacturer (Toller) on behalf of another subsidiary, B S.A. For the manufacturing services provided C S.A receives a “toll fee” from B S.A. According to the manufacturing service agreement the toll fee is calculated, based on Toller’s production costs plus and the capital invested by Toller in the production. Following an audit the tax authorities issued an additional assessment of corporate income tax and compensatory interest, relating to FY 2009, in the amount of EUR 1,395,039.79. The tax authorities considered that i) to correct the value of the production costs of the year 2009, in the amount corresponding to the deduction of the income with the “Write Off” of several credit balances of third parties over the company, since these deductions were not provided for in the contract; ii) to correct the value ... Read more
France vs SAS RKS (AB SKF Sweden) , June 2020, CAA of VERSAILLES, Case No. 18VE02848

France vs SAS RKS (AB SKF Sweden) , June 2020, CAA of VERSAILLES, Case No. 18VE02848

SAS RKS, a French subsidiary of the Swedish SKF group, was engaged in manufacturing of bearings. RKS had, with the exception of 2008, had a negative results since 2005. Following an audit for FY 2009 and 2010, the French tax administration by application of the TNMM method, determined that SAS RKS should have a net profit margin of 2.33% in 2009 and 2.62% in 2010. The tax assessment was brought to the Montreuil Administrative Court, and in April 2018 a judgement in favor of the company was issued. This judgement was appealed by the tax authorities to the CAA. The CAA overturned the judgment of the Administrative Court and found in favor of the tax authorities. “The administration has qualified as hidden income the profits mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, transferred by the company RKF to the business units of the SKF group, established abroad. While the applicant does not dispute that the reduction in its prices may constitute income ... Read more
Bulgaria vs "Beltart Manufacturing", May 2020, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No 5756

Bulgaria vs “Beltart Manufacturing”, May 2020, Supreme Administrative Court, Case No 5756

“Beltart Manufacturing” is a Bulgarian toll-manufacturer of of clothing accessories – trouser belts etc. – and is a member of the German Beltart Group. The remuneration for the manufactoring services provided to the group for 2013 and 2014 had been lower than for previous years. According to the company this was due to changes to the contractual and economic conditions and discounts. Following an audit the tax authorities came to the conclusion that the remuneration for 2013 and 2014 should be increased to the same level as for the previous years.  According to the tax authorities, the additional income had been determined by application of the CUP method. An appeal was filed by Beltart Manufacturing with the Administrative court, where the assessment was set aside. According to the court the tax authority had  not analyzed the economic situation for the period 2011 and 2012, and then for 2013 and 2014 in order to determine that the company’s profits. Since the tax authority ... Read more
Netherlands vs "Zinc-Smelter Restructuring BV", September 2017, Rechtbank ZWB, No BRE 15/5683

Netherlands vs “Zinc-Smelter Restructuring BV”, September 2017, Rechtbank ZWB, No BRE 15/5683

A Dutch company was engaged in smelting of zinc. The business was then restructured, for which the company received a small compensation. Dutch tax authorities disagreed with both the amount of compensation payment and the arm’s-length remuneration of the post restructuring manufacturing activities. Until 2003 the Dutch Company was a fully fledged business. The company owned the assets and controlled the risks relating to the activities. In the years after 2003, the company was involved in several business restructurings: Activities other than the actual production activities were gradually transferred to other group companies, among others the global marketing and services team (GMS), took over purchasing, sales and deployment of personnel. After becoming part of another group in 2007, the company entered a consultancy agreement with another group company under witch strategic and business development, marketing, sales, finance, legal support, IT, staffing and environmental services was now provided on a cost plus 7.5% basis. Under ‘Project X’, a Belgian company was established in April 2009, which concluded both a business transfer agreement and a cooperation agreement with related ... Read more
Czech Republic vs. Toll Manufacturer, Sep. 2016, Supreme Administrative Court, No. 5 Afs 194/2015 - 34

Czech Republic vs. Toll Manufacturer, Sep. 2016, Supreme Administrative Court, No. 5 Afs 194/2015 – 34

A Czech toll manufacturer realized losses due to low capacity utilization. Transfer pricing for the manufacturing services, had been determined by applying a cost plus method based on a budget costs without a year-end true-up. In 2008, capacity utilization was low due to market conditions and the company incurred a loss. The tax authority performed a benchmarking study using the transactional net margin method to determine the arm’s length range of net cost plus mark-ups, and issued an adjustment on that basis. The Czech manufacturing company argued that the loss was a result of market conditions and appealed the assessment. The Supreme Administrative court held that capacity utilization risk should be absorbed by the principal and not the low risk toll manufacturer. A low risk toll manufacturer may only end up in a loss position if extra costs result from its own risks – manufacturing inefficiencies. Hence, the appeal was dismissed. Click here for other translation Czech vs. German Corp ... Read more
India vs SC Enviro Agro India Pvt. Ltd, 2012, November 2012, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, ITA Nos.2057 & 2058

India vs SC Enviro Agro India Pvt. Ltd, 2012, November 2012, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, ITA Nos.2057 & 2058

SC Enviro Agro India is a manufacturer of household insecticides and pesticides and had entered into a technology license agreement with a related party – SCCL Japan – and it also purchases the requirement of intermediates from the said company only.  In the years in question, it has purchased intermediates and sold the products to the entities that approved by the SCCL. One of the company to whom most of the products were sold was SCI, a 100% subsidiary of SCCL. In the transfer pricing report SC Enviro Agro India stated that the arrangement with SCCL and SCI was in the nature of contract manufacturing. Following an audit, the tax authorities accepted the price paid/received as arm’s length price for purchase of insecticides and pesticides, intermediates from SCCL and sale of insecticides and pesticides to SCI. But in regards of the royalty payment of 5% to SCCL as per the technology license agreement, the authorities were of the opinion that since ... Read more
India vs Sona Okegawa Precision Forgings Ltd., November 2011, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Case No. ITA No. 5386/Del/2010

India vs Sona Okegawa Precision Forgings Ltd., November 2011, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Case No. ITA No. 5386/Del/2010

In this case royalty payments from Sona Okegawa Precision Forgings Ltd. – a contract manufacturer in India – had been disallowed by the tax authorities. The tax authorities “had analyzed this transaction and observed that assessee manufactured the goods and sold those goods to the AE. These goods are specific goods which have been produced for the associate enterprises. The technology has been received from the AE for producing these goods, therefore, the assessee has to be construed as a contract manufacturer for these products. The payment of royalty in the case of a contract manufacturer to the AE is not justified as per OECD guidelines.” Judgement The appeal of the tax authorities was dismissed “…The first aspect is whether the royalty paid by the assessee @ 3% is excessive and not computed at arm’s length price. We find that the assessee has placed on record copy of the letter dated 30.4.1993 written by the RBI, Exchange Control Department to ... Read more