Transfer Pricing : Streamline your intercompany transactions

What is Transfer Pricing

Transfer pricing is a mechanism that determines the price at which goods, services, or intangible assets are transferred between companies that are part of the same multinational group, but located in different tax jurisdictions. This mechanism ensures that the transactions between such companies are conducted at an arm's length price, i.e., a price that would be charged if the transaction was between unrelated parties.

Transfer Pricing (TP) Regulations were introduced in India in 2001. The Indian TP regulations are contained in Chapter X of the Income Tax Act 1961. TP Regulations in India work on the same principle of arms’ length price, which means that all incomes arising out of international transactions or specified domestic transactions have to be computed on the basis of arms’ length price.

Transfer pricing regulations have become increasingly important in recent years as multinational companies have grown and expanded their operations across multiple countries. The implementation of transfer pricing regulations aims to prevent companies from manipulating the prices of transactions between related entities to reduce their overall tax liability.

It is essential to ensure that the transfer pricing documentation is accurate and complies with local regulations. Failure to comply with transfer pricing regulations can result in significant financial penalties and reputational damage to the company.

As a transfer pricing service provider, role of Dealplexus would be to assist multinational and domestic companies in complying with transfer pricing regulations. Our services include conducting a functional analysis of the company's operations, identifying the relevant comparable, and determining the appropriate transfer pricing method for each transaction

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Our Transfer pricing service offering involves the following:

  • TP Planning
  • Cross border tax structuring and financial planning
  • Assistance in obtaining advance pricing agreements (APAs)
  • Assistance in understanding and implementation of Safe Harbor Rules
  • TP Litigation and representation before TP authorities
  • FAR Analysis & TP Documentation
  • Benchmarking services
  • Drafting of inter-company agreements

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Frequently Asked Questions

Transfer pricing refers to the pricing of goods, services, or intellectual property transferred between related entities within a multinational company. It involves determining the appropriate prices for these transactions to ensure they are conducted on an arm's length basis, as if they were between unrelated parties. This practice is often used by multinational companies to allocate profits and costs across different countries in which they operate.

Yes, there are different formulas for calculating transfer pricing, depending on the method chosen to determine the appropriate price for a transaction between related entities. The concept of transfer pricing involves the valuation of goods, services or intellectual property exchanged within linked entities based in contrasting tax regions. The aim is to prevent one entity from shifting profits to another jurisdiction with lower tax rates.

The Comparable Uncontrolled Price (CUP) technique is frequently used as a transfer pricing calculation approach. Another formula is the Cost-Plus method, which adds a markup percentage to the cost of producing a product or service.
The Resale Price method is another formula used to calculate transfer pricing

Common transfer pricing methods include the Comparable Uncontrolled Price (CUP) method, Resale Price Method (RPM), Cost Plus Method (CPM) andTransactional Net Margin Method (TNMM). The choice of method depends on the nature of the transaction and the availability of comparable data

Transfer pricing documentation refers to the documentation prepared by companies to support their transfer pricing policies and demonstrate compliance with tax regulations. It typically includes a transfer pricing study that analyses the company's related-party transactions, justifies the chosen transfer pricing methods, and provides supporting data and analysis.

It applies in situations where related parties enter into transactions involving the transfer of goods, services, or intangible property across borders. In general, transfer pricing regulations apply when the transaction takes place between a parent company and its subsidiaries, between two subsidiaries of the same parent company, or between two entities with substantial ownership and management control.

Transfer pricing is a mandatory requirement for all companies that engage in cross-border transactions with their associated or related enterprises

If your company engages in cross-border transactions with related parties, operates in multiple tax jurisdictions, or experiences significant intercompany flows, it is advisable to consider transfer pricing services. A comprehensive analysis of your transfer pricing risks and obligations can help determine the specific services your company may require.

Transfer pricing is crucial for multinational companies as it helps ensure fair and accurate allocation of profits and expenses among their entities operating in different tax jurisdictions. It also helps maintain compliance with local tax regulations and avoids potential disputes with tax authorities

The risks of transfer pricing include tax authority audits, adjustments to transfer prices, penalties, interest charges, and potential double taxation. Inadequate transfer pricing documentation or non-compliance with local regulations can increase the risk of disputes with tax authorities.

The fee for obtaining a transfer pricing certificate varies depending on the institution or organization that offers the certificate program. Typically, the cost ranges from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakhs.

Businesses can turn to Dealplexus for guidance in navigating the intricate world of transfer pricing. Experts at Dealplexus offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in this specialized area, which can be difficult to navigate without guidance. Please write to to know more