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Intercompany Service Agreements

Posted on April 10th, 2021 in Uncategorized by

 

The following example shows what can happen without a transfer pricing agreement: In our course, we offer a more detailed description of these requirements. We reiterate that the content of the intercompany contract should be consistent with the three principles discussed above. With regard to the content of intercompany agreements, we highlight three key principles: transfer pricing agreements between associated companies must be formalised in intercompany agreements in order to make them legally binding, to comply with transfer pricing legislation and to ensure an appropriate line of defence against the challenges posed by tax authorities. If you don`t, your business is seriously and unnecessarily threatened. Intercompany Agreements (ICAs) describe the legal terminology for which financial support, products and services are provided within a group. ICAs can cover a wide range of situations, including back office and head office services, cost and revenue allocation, intellectual property licenses, etc. It has been recognized that intercompany agreements are a fundamental element of the respect of transfer pricing and the use of the management of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), beps (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) by an increasing number of countries each year. This particular importance is monumental only for financial institutions and multinational companies. The tax authorities are not convinced that Pierre Plastic complies with transfer pricing laws. It intends to examine (i) whether the allocation of risks, assets and functions on which transfer pricing agreements were based is consistent with actual agreements and (ii) whether the associated companies have agreed to the transfer pricing agreements. Without intercompany agreements, Pjotr Plastic must now provide further evidence and convince the tax authorities that its transfer pricing position is in fact what it claims – potentially a lengthy and costly discussion. It could have been avoided…

Companies are not able to take advantage of intercompany sales. It is therefore expected that the companies or departments of a parent company will pay for intercompany transactions by a specific method. The purpose of the intercompany agreements is to define how transfers take place and to determine, on the basis of financial results, what measures are needed for all parties involved. One day, the tax authorities knock on the door to find out about transfer pricing rules and their documentation. Pjotr Plastic informs them that there is documentation on transfer pricing, but there are no intercompany agreements proving that all related companies have approved transfer pricing agreements. Intercompany Service Agreement (“Agreement”) that came into effect from the effective date of the [identifying parties] from the effective date, each of the above companies being a member of a group of common insurers and wishing to enter into intercompany agreements between two or more companies or divisions of the same parent company.

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