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The EdgarStat Blog explores issues in transfer pricing and application of the transactional net margin method (TNMM or CPM in the US) and other enterprise profit-based methods.

Danish Tax Authority Rejects Application of Return on Assets
January 13, 2022 by Harold McClure

There are often legitimate concerns with using book value versus market value of assets in applying a Return on Assets approach in transfer pricing. While employing a Return on Costs approach may be a reliable alternative, it must also account for comparability differences in asset intensity.

Topics: Return on Assets Contract Manufacturer CAPM Financial Economics Benchmarking Asset Intensity Adjustment

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RPM vs. TNMM: Benchmarking a LATAM Pharmaceutical Distributor
October 20, 2021 by Harold McClure

To determine whether the usual financial ratios provide insights into what would represent an arm's length range, any analysis of controlled healthcare distributors must account for the underlying facts surrounding the functions and expenses occurred by the distribution affiliate.

Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry Resale Price Method TNMM/CPM Benchmarking tax controversy

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Mechanical Applications of the Comparable Profits Method are Unreliable
July 15, 2021 by Harold McClure

Applied properly, the Comparable Profits Method (CPM) can be a useful approach for well-defined transfer pricing issues, such as the appropriate profitability of a sales affiliate. Unfortunately, CPM is often applied mechanically without regard for economic principles and functional comparability.

Topics: TNMM/CPM State Transfer Pricing Benchmarking Tax Policy Profit Indicators

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Transfer Pricing Issues for Israeli R&D Centers
March 24, 2021 by Harold McClure

The Israel Tax Authority is questioning whether costs plus markup models Israeli R&D affiliates are at arm's length. This could present issues for multinationals that have not been giving proper consideration to cost base, asset intensity and ownership of valuable intangibles in their benchmarking.

Topics: Intangibles DEMPE Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Benchmarking Tax Policy

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