Attacking BEPS through the Profit Split Method
Posted by William Byrnes on August 5, 2015
Prof. Jeffery Kadet‘s explains – Why Expansion of the Profit Split Method is Required to Combat BEPS…
Recognizing the reality that multinational corporations are centrally managed and not groups ofentities that operate independently of one another, the OECD base erosion and profit-shifting project is considering expanded use of the profit-split method.
This article provides background on why expanded use of the profit-split method is sorely needed. In particular, resource-constrained tax authorities in many countries are unable to administer or intelligently analyze and contest transfer pricing results presented by multinational groups. Most importantly, this article suggests a simplified profit-split approach using set concrete and objective allocation keys for commonly used business models that should be welcomed by multinational groups and tax authorities alike.