John Henshall and Achim Roeder explain why it would be unwise to underestimate the impact of business restructuring. The impact extends to the discussion on the revision of chapter VI of the OECD transfer pricing guidelines on intangibles.
In this economic environment, companies around the world are looking to optimise the way they conduct business and enhance their bottom lines. Andrew Newman and Brian Pinto explain that companies are also interested in aligning their tax planning with their business strategy to further enhance their financial efficiencies, allowing the business to make better after-tax investment decisions.
Shanto Ghosh, John Wells, and Todd Wolosoff discuss the recent stages in the OECD’s project into the transfer pricing aspects of intangibles and comment on the inconsistencies in the draft and what these could mean for taxpayers.
Increased globalisation has resulted in significant pressure on US multinationals to take a more global view not only of their operations but also of the manner in which they hold, manage, and develop intangible assets. As a result of these drivers, transferring intangible property (IP) out of the US group to a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) may make sense, explain David Cordova, Gretchen Sierra and Douglas Cowan.
Tom Driscoll, Kathrine Kimball, Bill Lam, Dan Munger and Keith Reams explain the evolution of business model optimisation in transfer pricing and how this can relate to the economic environment.
The valuation of intellectual property (IP) for transfer pricing purposes has recently received a lot of attention from the US government. Philippe Penelle and Lawrence Shanda take taxpayers through the specifics of IP valuation, payment forms and discount rates, in light of the IRS’s new focus on migrated IP.
The unrelenting pursuit of profit by enterprises is an exalted virtue of modern capitalism. Most start-ups operate in countries where corporate taxes can take up a significant portion of their ultimate profits or valuations. Aydin Hayri and James Gannon explain why a start-up ignores corporate taxation at its own peril.
Marco Fiaccadori, Arindam Mitra, and Robert Plunkett explain how to reconcile the licensor-licensee profit split approach with the income approach.