Transfer Pricing

Advising on the constantly evolving tax laws, regulations, and economic pricing methods

Brian Trauman

Brian Trauman

Principal, Tax, KPMG US

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Navigate the increased scrutiny of transfer pricing with confidence

As the global economy expands into every corner of the world, fiscal authorities are seeking more effective ways to protect their tax bases. Closer controls over transfer pricing—the charges incurred in an intracompany transfer from one division to another—has become an increasingly frequent part of their strategy and many have intensified their scrutiny of transfer pricing issues to claim their share of tax revenues. (A similar landscape exists for U.S. companies with state-to-state operations.)

In light of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative, taxpayers—now more than ever—need to have an appropriate and effective transfer pricing policy, the ability to comply with documentation and country-by-country reporting requirements, and a strategy for responding to related inquiries, which can be extremely time-consuming and can lead to tax adjustments, penalties, interest charges, and even negative publicity.

KPMG LLP's transfer pricing professionals (who are members of our Economic & Valuation Services practice) can help your company deal with transfer pricing challenges. We are supported by global transfer pricing professionals from KPMG International member firms around the world, helping us look beyond borders and understand the nuances of different national regulations.

Specifically, our transfer pricing professionals can assist you with:

  • Planning: Assist in the development of economically supportable transfer pricing policies and the execution of sustainable tax planning
  • Compliance and documentation: Assist with the analysis and documentation of transactions between related parties for consistency with the arm’s-length principle for tax purposes
  • Implementation/operational transfer pricing: Advise on and assist with developing and implementing policies, procedures, and systems for setting, monitoring, and documenting intercompany tax transactions
  • Dispute resolution: Help resolve transfer pricing disputes through various services, including transfer pricing examinations, appeals and alternative processes, advance pricing agreements, the competent authority process, and arbitration.

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