Jessica Tien

Partner, Transfer Pricing Gorup
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Jessica Tien is a partner in Ernst & Young's member firm in China and leader of the Central China transfer pricing group. From her desk in Shanghai, Jessica manages a team of over 80 professionals operating from three locations.
     Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Jessica was the global transfer pricing manager for a Fortune 500 technology company. During her tenure, Jessica was involved in a number of APA negotiations, tax restructuring, and successful tax audit closures.
     In addition to her corporate experience, Jessica spent a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area as a transfer pricing practitioner. She brought great depth of experience in high-technology, retail and financial services industries to China. Further, during her time in the US, she was exposed to advanced transfer pricing planning techniques including cost sharing/intellectual property migration and tax effective supply chain management. 
     Today, Jessica focuses in China on the planning and implementation of transfer pricing structures designed to achieve long-term business objectives while meeting transfer pricing compliance requirements. She is negotiating both domestic and bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements. She has successfully concluded a number of high-profile tax audits on both domestic and cross-border transfer pricing issues. Jessica is a frequent speaker at domestic and international professional conferences on the subject of China transfer pricing.
     Jessica has a deep knowledge of China's tax administration, both at the municipal and headquarters level of the State Administration of Taxation. She is well-known to tax inspectors across the country; and well-regarded for both her technical expertise and practical solutions/negotiations.
 
Education:
Doctoral-level coursework, Economics, University of Chicago
M.BA., Finance, University of Chicago
B.B.A., Finance, National Taiwan University
 
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
6945 T.M., Transfer Pricing: Rules and Practice in Selected Countries (C-D) (co-author)
6885 T.M., Income Tax Treaties: Competent Authority Functions and Procedures of Selected Countries (A-C) (co-author)