Transfer pricing

OECD invites comments on the application of transactional profit methods

 

25 January 2008

 

The OECD is issuing an invitation to comment on a series of draft issues notes in relation to transactional profit methods (i.e., the transactional profit split and the transactional net margin methods).

 

As part of its procedures for monitoring the implementation of the 1995 Transfer Pricing Guidelines, Working Party No. 6 of the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs is examining the application of transactional profit methods.

 

In February 2006, the OECD released an invitation to comment on issues in relation to profit methods and attracted many detailed responses from the public.

 

Comments are now invited on the attached series of issues notes that was drafted by the Working Party, building on experience acquired by countries in applying transactional profit methods since the adoption of the TP Guidelines in 1995 and on comments received from the business community in response to the 2006 invitation.

 

The issues addressed in this discussion draft are following:

  • Status of transactional profit methods as last resort methods
  • Use of more than one method (use of a transactional profit method in conjunction with a traditional transaction method, or sanity check)
  • Access to the information needed to apply or review the application of a transactional profit method
  • Application of transactional profit methods and unique contributions
  • Application of the transactional net margin method: standard of comparability
  • Application of the transactional net margin method: selection and determination of the net profit margin indicator
  • Application of a transactional profit split method: determining the combined profit to be split
  • Transactional profit split method: reliability of a residual analysis and a contribution analysis
  • Application of a transactional profit split method: how to split the combined profit
  • Other methods 

 

Comments should be sent electronically, preferably in Word format, by 30 April 2008 to Jeffrey Owens, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (jeffrey.owens@oecd.org).

 

 

 

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Transactional profit methods : discussion draft for public comment

 

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