A new “toolkit” which considers how developing nations can address a lack of comparables in transfer pricing, released jointly by the UN, OECD, IMF, and World Bank Group last June, reaffirms that the arm’s length approach can work for all nations but is also an imperfect, “not scientifically pure,” document, a UN official said July 18. Michael Lennard . . .
Andrew Hickman, consultant and former OECD Transfer Pricing Unit Head, writes that the Platform for Collaboration on Tax’s draft toolkit on transfer pricing comparables would be improved if it minimized the prominence of geographic screening and maximized use of financial ratio screening.. . .
The Platform for Collaboration on Tax – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN, and World Bank Group – on January 24 released a draft toolkit addressing ways that emerging economies can overcome lack of transfer pricing comparable data . . .