Tag: Transferred following an acquisition

Israel vs CA Software Israel Ltd, October 2022, Tel Aviv District Court, Case No 61226-06-17

Israel vs CA Software Israel Ltd, October 2022, Tel Aviv District Court, Case No 61226-06-17

The shares in Memco Software Ltd (now CA Software Israel Ltd) was acquired by CA Inc. in the late 90’s for 400 millions. Later in 2010 all the intangibles developed by the company (software and know-how etc.) was transferred to a CA group company at a price of 111 millions. Following an audit the tax authorities issued an assessment where the value of the intangibles was instead determined to be 667 million and the additional gain was added to the taxable income. Furthermore, since payment of the determined arm’s length value had not been received by CA Software Israel Ltd, interest of 2,2585% was calculated on the amount owed and added to the taxable income in the years following the transfer. An appeal was filed by CA Software Israel Ltd. Judgement of the Court The court upheld the tax assessment and the value determined by the tax authorities. Click her for English translation ISRAEL vs CA S 61226-06-17 ORG PDF ... Read more

TPG2022 Chapter VI paragraph 6.147

In some situations, intangibles acquired by an MNE group from independent enterprises are transferred to a member of the MNE group in a controlled transaction immediately following the acquisition. In such a case the price paid for the acquired intangibles will often (after any appropriate adjustments, including adjustments for acquired assets not re-transferred) represent a useful comparable for determining the arm’s length price for the controlled transaction under a CUP method. Depending on the facts and circumstances, the third party acquisition price in such situations will have relevance in determining arm’s length prices and other conditions for the controlled transaction, even where the intangibles are acquired indirectly through an acquisition of shares or where the price paid to the third party for shares or assets exceeds the book value of the acquired assets. Examples 23 and in Annex I to Chapter VI illustrate the principles of this paragraph ... Read more