Practical Applications of Transfer Pricing Concepts - New York, NY

New York, NY
December 12 - 13, 2016

Price: $1495


December 12 & 13, 2016

Mayer Brown    
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Hotel accommodations are at your own discretion. We suggest the following:

Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue at W. 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 765-7676

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-7000


Join us for a two-day seminar that combines theory with hands-on practical applications.

This introductory seminar provides participants with (1) a working knowledge of key transfer pricing concepts and (2) an understanding of steps needed to document intercompany transactions.

During the first day, the seminar focuses on the principles and methodologies of transfer pricing. The next day, participants use examples and case studies to focus on practical applications of key transfer pricing concepts in common intercompany transactions.

This seminar covers the following:
•    Primary transfer pricing methodologies and typical fact patterns
•    Gathering and analyzing internal and external data
•    Preparing functional analyses
•    Creating/updating benchmarking data using internet resources
•    Step-by-step preparation of a transfer pricing report
•    Similarities and  differences of U.S. and OECD transfer pricing reports
•    Master, country and local file preparation
•    Country-by-country reporting
•    Handling transfer pricing controversies



What You Need to Know

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am Welcome and Introduction

8:45 am Overview – Revisiting the Approach to Developing Defensible Transfer Prices
•    Factual development before undertaking the best method analysis
•    The best method rule revisited

      o    Transactional vs. profit based methods
      o    Why do tax authorities want to use profit based methods? 
•    Tangible Property
      o    Types of manufacturers
      o    Types of distributors
      o    Choice of transfer pricing methods
•    Examples of Intercompany Services
      o    New issues, including imbedded intangibles
      o    Types of services
      o    Methods used in pricing services
      o    Examples
•    Intangible Property
      o    Types of intangible property (OECD vs. Sec. 482)
      o    Pricing transfers
      o    Approaches to pricing (OECD vs. Sec. 482)
      o    Examples

10:30 am Coffee Break

10:45 am Intercompany Financial Transactions
•    Debt versus equity and guarantee fees
•    Pricing methods
     o    Loans
     o    Guarantee fees
•    Assessing ability to repay debt
     o    Current U.S. Rules
     o    OECD
     o    Section 385
•    Loan documentation
     o    OECD and U.S. perspectives including section 385

12:00 pm Luncheon

1: 30 pm U.S. Tax Controversies - Recent IRS challenges to Transfer Prices
•    Buy / Cost Sharing Cases
     o    Amazon
     o    Facebook
•    Intangibles / Tangibles
     o    Medtronic
     o    Guidant
     o    Eaton
     o    Coke
•    Regulatory Challenges
     o    Altera
     o    3M
     o    Chamber of Commerce (7874 challenge)
•    Summons Enforcement Cases
     o    Facebook
     o    Microsoft
2:40 pm  Coffee Break

3:00 pm  Foreign Transfer Pricing Challenges
•    State aid concerns
•    Commissionaires
•    Local limited-risk distributers
•    Holding companies
•    Reorganizations
•    Brexit response issues
•    Others

4:00 pm  Defending Transfer Pricing Controversies
•    Strategies for Managing IRS Examinations
•    Achieving favorable resolutions with IRS Appeals
•    Alternative Paths—Competent Authority and APAs
•    Strategies to settling cases in litigation

5:30 pm  Networking Reception Hosted by Mayer Brown



8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:30 am  How to Perform BEPS Diagnostic
•    Case study
•    CBC issues

9:30 am  Preparing a Transfer Pricing Analysis
•    Financial analysis    
•    Risk-function analysis
•    Economic analysis

10:45 am Coffee Break

11:00 am  Preparing a Transfer Pricing Analysis - continued
•    Case study – benchmarking analysis

12:00 pm Transfer Pricing Documentation (Best Practices)
•    Legal documentation requirements under sec. 482 and BEPS
•    Legal documentation issues related to various transactions
•    Examples

1:00 pm  Seminar Concludes


If you are unable to attend this event, you may: transfer your registration to another person from your company for the same event; or transfer your registration to a substitute event listed on our web site. In either instance, there will be no charge or penalty for substitution. To request a transfer, contact with the new attendee or substitute event information more than 5 business days prior to the conference start date. On the first day of the event, absent attendees will be considered “no shows” and will not be eligible for a refund, transfer, or substitute event. 

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Continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, Bloomberg BNA Portfolio, and course materials in electronic format.