On August 24, The OECD published the comments it received on the conforming amendments to Chapter IX of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines, "Transfer Pricing Aspects of Business Restructurings."
On June 4, 2016 the OECD invited interested parties to review the conforming changes to Chapter IX of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines, "Transfer Pricing Aspects of Business Restructurings." The OECD informed that the conforming amendments are prompted by the changes to the Guidelines set out in the 2015 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting reports (BEPS), specifically the Actions 8-10 and Action 13. The extensive changes to the Guidelines made by these Reports were approved by Council on May 23, 2016.
The purpose of the review was to establish that real or perceived inconsistencies with the revised parts of the Guidelines have been appropriately addressed, and duplication appropriately removed. The conformed version of Chapter IX will replace the current 2010 version in a consolidated version of the Guidelines.
The OECD has published the comments it received from 14 organizations that reviewed the conforming amendments. One of the organizations pointed out that "whilst we understand that this discussion draft is not considered by the OECD to warrant broad consultation, we are concerned that it may be inappropriate to address “perceived” inconsistencies without a further opportunity to comment. Furthermore, we did feel that some of the changes on “real” inconsistencies went beyond what was required in order to bring Chapter IX in line with the BEPS recommendations." "In addition to the guidance given we would like to ask for an agreement procedure for the values used for tax purposes by the countries involved," another organization requested.
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