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Global Transfer Pricing Forum 2011 is centre of debate

The economic recession has a lot to answer for. But, it is also the reason why transfer pricing has become a pressing issue for taxpayers everywhere.

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From marketing intangibles to dispute resolution and audits to valuation methods, the issue of certainty in transfer pricing implementation is becoming shakier for taxpayers. This is where International Tax Review’s 11th Annual Global Transfer Pricing Forum can help.

On September 20 and 21 2011 at the Chancery Court Hotel in London, the forum will feature a large number of high-profile tax practitioners, covering a full range of expertise.

Many of the anti-avoidance protests faced by taxpayers around the world have centred on transfer pricing. However, not all companies’ situation is the same. Profit allocation can be very fact specific.

Taxpayers are crying out for global cooperation on transfer pricing guidelines, especially as developing nations and multilateral organisations are getting more powerful economically. Answers are needed.

Hear Dave Hartnett, HM Revenue & Customs’ permanent secretary for tax, explain how the UK is helping internationally with capacity building and transfer pricing implementation; a number of global taxpayers, including IBM, Eli Lilly, Nissan and Hewlett Packard discuss a range of issues from dispute resolution to the valuation of intangibles, their experience with a number of revenue authorities and developing countries and revenue authorities including Canada, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Ireland provide insight about how they deal with related-party issues.

Also attending are: Michelle Levac, the chairwoman of the OECD’s Working Party Six, which is involved in the project on the transfer pricing aspects on intangibles; Chris Lenon, the global strategic adviser for tax policy for Rio Tinto and chairman of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and; Joel Cooper, a transfer pricing specialist with the World Bank Group Global Tax Simplification Programme.

The event promises to be both informative and provocative, discussing the major influences in transfer pricing today. With a number of senior tax advisers on hand and a wealth of experience from all corners of the globe, attending will be crucial to predicting the transfer pricing requirements of the next year.

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