BorderCrossings ... with Ernst & Young's transfer pricing and tax professionals
Transfer pricing considerations associated with services transactions
The second season of our BorderCrossings series begins this month with a return to transfer pricing fundamentals and a closer look at the treatment of services transactions. The recently released Ernst & Young 2011-2012 Global Tax Risk and Controversy Survey of 541 companies found that 75% of tax executives feel that tax audits are becoming more aggressive and 77% of respondents said managing tax risk and controversy will become more important to them in the next two years. Furthermore, 97% of tax administrators surveyed said they expect to increase their focus on international structures and cross-border transactions. To help you stay informed and able to adapt to this increasingly uncertain and challenging environment, Ernst & Young is pleased to bring you this thirteenth installment of BorderCrossings – our monthly webcast series devoted to transfer pricing and related tax issues.
With ever-increasing globalization, including the centralization of functions and groups within multinationals, intercompany service transactions continue to grow in size and complexity. At the same time governments are mindful of these changes and are actively auditing the cross-border provision of services. To complicate matters, government frameworks differ and are sometimes at odds with each other. Please join us to discuss the US and Canadian frameworks, our recent experience with respect to government audits as well as other issues, which you may not anticipate, but may well encounter in the context of intercompany service flows.
This episode of BorderCrossings focuses on the transfer pricing ramifications associated with various services transactions including:
- A review of the US and Canadian transfer pricing frameworks
- A discussion of recent audit issues and experiences
- Tips and traps you should keep in mind
- Expected future trends
During this live, interactive webcast, you will have the opportunity to ask questions through the website and the panelists will answer as many of your questions as time permits.
This program will be of interest to vice presidents/directors of tax/international tax/transfer pricing, directors of finance, CFOs, international tax managers and tax accountants looking for the latest practical information and planning ideas to support their global business initiatives. We hope you will be able to join us.
Colleen Warner, Ernst & Young LLP (US), Transfer Pricing
Lori Whitfield, Ernst & Young LLP (Canada), Transfer Pricing
Fred O’Riordan, Ernst & Young LLP (Canada), National Advisor, Tax Services
Save the date for the next BorderCrossings webcast:
1:00–2:15 p.m. EDT New York/Toronto; 10:00–11:15 a.m. PDT Los Angeles/Vancouver