Tag: Verifiable data

TPG2022 Chapter II paragraph 2.166

Profits should be split on an economically valid basis that reflects the relative contributions of the parties to the transaction and thus approximates the division of profits that would have obtained at arm’s length. The relevance of comparable uncontrolled transactions or internal data (see Section C.5.2) and the criteria used to achieve an arm’s length division of the profits depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. It is therefore not desirable to establish a prescriptive list of criteria or profit splitting factors. See paragraphs 2.146-2.148 for general guidance on the consistency of the determination of the splitting factors. In addition, the criteria or splitting factors used to split the profit should be: independent of transfer pricing policy formulation, i.e. they should be based on objective data (e.g. sales to independent parties), not on data relating to the remuneration of controlled transactions (e.g. sales to associated enterprises), verifiable, and supported by comparables data, internal data, or both ... Read more
Spain vs "Benchmark SA", November 2021, TEAC, Case No Rec. 4881/2019

Spain vs “Benchmark SA”, November 2021, TEAC, Case No Rec. 4881/2019

The tax authorities excluded some of the entities selected by the taxpayer in a benchmark study, as it considered that they did not meet the necessary comparability requirements, and also included some of the excluded entities, as it considered that they were comparable. These modifications to the benchmark resulted in a variation of the arm’s length range, with the margin earned by the taxpayer falling outside the range. The taxpayer argued that the recalculation of market value should be based on a complete new analysis to replace the one provided by the entity. In relation to the rejection of certain comparables, the taxpayer argued that the information used by the tax authorities and consulted on the internet was not available at the time the transfer pricing documentation was prepared. Judgement of the TEAC The TEAC rejected the claim filed by the taxpayer and upheld the assessment of the tax authorities. It is not necessary to carry out a new economic analysis ... Read more

TPG2018 Chapter II paragraph 2.166

Profits should be split on an economically valid basis that reflects the relative contributions of the parties to the transaction and thus approximates the division of profits that would have obtained at arm’s length. The relevance of comparable uncontrolled transactions or internal data (see section C.5.2) and the criteria used to achieve an arm’s length division of the profits depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. It is therefore not desirable to establish a prescriptive list of criteria or profit splitting factors. See paragraphs 2.146-2.148 for general guidance on the consistency of the determination of the splitting factors. In addition, the criteria or splitting factors used to split the profit should: Be independent of transfer pricing policy formulation, i.e. they should be based on objective data (e.g. sales to independent parties), not on data relating to the remuneration of controlled transactions (e.g. sales to associated enterprises), Be verifiable, and Be supported by comparables data, internal data, or both ... Read more