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Australia Defines Transfer Pricing Rules for Business Restructuring

Sunnyvale, CA - The Australian Tax Offices (ATO) has set out new rules on transfer pricing for business restructuring by multinational enterprises. The ruling defines ‘business restructuring’ as arrangements of multinational enterprises by which functions, assets and /or risks of a business are transferred between jurisdictions. The ATO requires a documented business case for the restructure explaining its commercial rationale, both from a group perspective and also showing how it affects the Australian entity and to ensure its benefits. Proper documentation evidencing the arrival of an arm’s length price for the restructure and post-restructure arrangements must also be maintained. Read more at http://www.nair-co.com/australia_transferpricing.aspx The ruling focuses on three main types of dealings: •

a transfer of property

supply of benefit and

whether a tax payer, viewed as an independent party, would have a right to compensation for termination of its existing arrangements.

Permanent establishment issues arising from business restructuring are however not addressed in this ruling. It only applies to the application of the transfer pricing provisions and does not address the application of other provisions in the Australian tax law that may be relevant in the facts and circumstances of a particular business restructuring arrangement. The rules permit adjustment to a taxpayer’s profits where the conditions of the taxpayer’s commercial or financial relations with an associated enterprise in respect of a business restructuring differ from those which would be made between independent enterprises dealing wholly independently with each other and results in profits not accruing to the taxpayer that would otherwise have accrued. Read more at http://www.nair-co.com/australia_transferpricing.aspx About Nair & Co. Nair & Co. provides an integrated solution in the HR, finance, tax, compliance and legal arenas making a company’s overseas operations less risky, stress free and more strategic. It currently has 740+ client operations in over 50 countries with offices in U.K., India, China, U.S., Japan and Singapore. Nair & Co. was named among the top 100 outsourcing services providers in the world by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). Learn more at http://www.nair-co.com For more information, contact: Nandita Verma Nair & Co. (408) 515-9048 nandita.verma@nair-co.com

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Australia Defines Transfer Pricing Rules for Business Restructuring  

The Australian Tax Offices (ATO) has set out new rules on transfer pricing for business restructuring by multinational enterprises. The ruli...

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