Take care with transfer pricing – Out-of-compliance policies can lead to costly tax penalties
Abstract: “Transfer pricing” refers to the price that related parties, such as divisions of a company, charge one another for goods or services. With revenue-hungry governments worldwide looking to keep their tax bases strong, many are stepping up enforcement on transfer pricing. Manufacturers that don’t follow the rules can be taxed twice on transactions, and face hefty penalties to boot. This article looks at “arm’s-length” requirements for transactions between related parties, along with common audit triggers. A sidebar examines advance pricing agreements for related-party transactions.