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Asia transfer pricing special focus

Transfer pricing in Asia is a rapidly developing market for taxpayers, their advisers and the authorities. TPWeek held its third annual Global Transfer Pricing Forum in Singapore on December 2&3 with a record turn-out from delegates and featuring two keynote speeches from OECD officials.


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Topics discussed at the forum include:


Attack on incentivised regimes will force tax industry to re-examine value chain management


Uncertainty around definition of key people functions could leave taxpayers in hot water

In addition, the trends in corporate behaviour, and their knock-on effect on transfer pricing, are changing:


Why Singapore risks losing top spot in Asia for regional headquarters


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Further reading

For further reading on the issues covered at the forum you can check out these stories, including practical experiences from taxpayers working in large multinational companies:


Merck Group's Frank Schoeneborn on patent boxes, people functions and profit splits


Tax world divided over need for updates to PE definition


BEPS deliverables increase uncertainty over future of arm's-length standard


Profit splits and value chain analysis key to addressing transfer pricing issues in the digital economy

Marlies de Ruiter's keynote speech at the forum

Marlies de Ruiter, head of the tax treaty, transfer pricing and financial transactions divisions at the OECD, spoke exclusively to Global TP Forum, Asia, delegates about how the OECD BEPS project will impact jurisdictions in the region, particularly non-OECD members.

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