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Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuations:  Will Your Adjustment Be Recognized?

Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuations: Will Your Adjustment Be Recognized?

What do you do when you need to make a transfer pricing adjustment, but the goods were delivered to the buyer in a prior tax year?  From a financial reporting and tax return perspective, the company within the local jurisdiction may or may not respect the adjustment.  But is that the end of the issue? … Read More

Announcing the 2013 ktMINE Royalty Rate Resource Guide

Announcing the 2013 ktMINE Royalty Rate Resource Guide

We are pleased to introduce ktMINE’s Royalty Rate Resource Guide 2013 Edition. This guide provides a comprehensive report on global licensing royalty rates and an analysis of value within specific industries, which can help transfer pricing and valuation analysts seek clarity when benchmarking IP transactions.. The industry insights within this guide are meant to provide … Read More

Is Your Research Credit Documentation Ready?

Is Your Research Credit Documentation Ready?

Here is a little secret for you… The taxing authority may have already drafted your Research Credit disallowance! In 2008, the IRS published an audit techniques guide that included Exhibit E — Substantiation Write-up Supporting a Notice of Claim Disallowance. This document is currently used by most IRS and state taxing authority teams to support … Read More

European Union establishes new commission to monitor tax base erosion efforts

European Union establishes new commission to monitor tax base erosion efforts

On April 23, 2013, the European Union announced the formation of The Platform of Good Tax Governance.  The Platform is composed of both government and non- government tax experts to keep member states on their toes and up-to-date on the current political momentum to prevent tax base erosion. The Platform is designed to foster discussion … Read More

Things to Consider for Value and Protection of Net Operating Losses

Things to Consider for Value and Protection of Net Operating Losses

Co-Authored by Byron Hamlett & Gregory Fairbanks Have you recently given careful consideration to the value and protection of Net Operating Losses? With the downturn in the economy in late 2008, many companies have been generating net operating losses (“NOL”s).  As the economy improves, companies are beginning to utilize NOLs.  However, such NOLs may not … Read More