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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.

Intercompany Royalties: Does the Realistic Alternatives Principle Endorse CPM?
September 27, 2022 by Harold McClure

Licensees bear significant commercial risk when they use valuable intangible assets owned by another entity. As such, any method that affords them with an expected return to its tangible assets that is only as high as the overall enterprise’s cost of capital is inconsistent with sound economics.

Topics: tax controversy US Transfer Pricing TNMM/CPM Royalty Rates Medtronic Section 482 Intangibles

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Super Royalties in Transfer Pricing: Going Beyond "Economics 101"
May 24, 2022 by Harold McClure

Use of the CPM/TNMM to determine royalty rates for valuable intangibles in transfer pricing is incompatible with basic financial economics.

Topics: DEMPE OECD Guidelines TNMM/CPM US Internal Revenue Service Tax Policy Royalty Rates Intangibles

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