Transfer Pricing re-calibrated: “Value creation”. The new Dutch TP Decree.

Transfer Pricing re-calibrated: “Value creation”. The new Dutch TP Decree.

On May 11, the Dutch Ministry of Finance published a new Transfer Pricing Decree. But don’t think this is an isolated case, applicable only to Dutch MNCs (Multinational Companies). This is a coordinated approach by Tax Authorities globally. Hence relevant for MNC’s worldwide. This article takes a closer look. Continue reading Transfer Pricing re-calibrated: “Value creation”. The new Dutch TP Decree.

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Britain scraps world’s #1 benchmark LIBOR (from end of 2021) – but it is not solely a London problem!

Britain scraps world’s #1 benchmark LIBOR (from end of 2021) – but it is not solely a London problem!

Many have called it the most important number in the world, but soon it will disappear, the Intercontinental Exchange London Interbank Bank Offered Rate, otherwise known as LIBOR or ICE LIBOR (previously BBA LIBOR). LIBOR is the most widely used benchmark for short-term interest rates in the world. Banks and corporates rely on it extensively. So if LIBOR is so popular, why will it disappear and what is replacing it? What happens to LIBOR based products if LIBOR is no longer available? Continue reading Britain scraps world’s #1 benchmark LIBOR (from end of 2021) – but it is not solely a London problem!

Japanese Economy Sets Stage For Global Cash Management. Who can service?

Japanese Economy Sets Stage For Global Cash Management. Who can service?

A closer look at why the Japanese economic landscape (aging and shrinking population, near flat GDP and retained earnings leads to an increased focus on global cash management. But also a look at if Japanese banks can still catch-up in order to meet demand? What serious challenges do newcomers to this area face. Especially a diversified client-base may prove to be an “Achilles’ heel”. Continue reading Japanese Economy Sets Stage For Global Cash Management. Who can service?

Who and What Determines Offshore Ethics? – A perspective on tax avoidance, KYC v2.0

Who and What Determines Offshore Ethics? – A perspective on tax avoidance, KYC v2.0

The Cayman Islands may be beautiful, but the world’s wealthy, and some of the world’s biggest businesses are there for another reason, its financial system. This article sheds light on how this works, against the backdrop of tax avoidance, the moral aspects, and financial institutions’ Customer Due Diligence / Know Your Customer. Continue reading Who and What Determines Offshore Ethics? – A perspective on tax avoidance, KYC v2.0

A Holistic view on Transfer Pricing – IRAS follows the Global Trend.

A Holistic view on Transfer Pricing – IRAS follows the Global Trend.

November 3rd this year, the IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore) published an update of its guidelines as it pertains to related party transactions. Starting 2018, if the value of related party transactions in the audited accounts for the financial year exceeds a fairly low threshold of 15 million SGD, certain details of these related party transactions must be reported. Continue reading A Holistic view on Transfer Pricing – IRAS follows the Global Trend.

Singapore’s new rule on MNC transfer pricing ups reporting burden – In interview with The Corporate Treasurer – by Ann Shi.

Singapore’s new rule on MNC transfer pricing ups reporting burden – In interview with The Corporate Treasurer – by Ann Shi.

Singapore’s tax authority roll out new rules on transfer pricing reporting. Multinationals will have to invest in people and resources to ensure they are compliant. An interview with Ann Shi for the Corporate Treasurer Asia. Continue reading Singapore’s new rule on MNC transfer pricing ups reporting burden – In interview with The Corporate Treasurer – by Ann Shi.