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OECD Releases TP Risk Assessment Handbook 

Global Tax Adviser


May 21, 2013


Rob Davis and Warren Novis
Toronto, Transfer Pricing


Alexandre Mercier
Montreal, Transfer Pricing


Walter Pela
Vancouver, Partner-in-Charge of Tax


A committee of the OECD Global Forum on Transfer Pricing has released a draft Handbook on Transfer Pricing Risk Assessment for discussion. This handbook is intended to provide clear and detailed steps countries can take to assess the transfer pricing risk presented by an individual taxpayer's operations, and to serve as a manual for both developing and developed countries to use in conducting transfer pricing risk assessments. The OECD is inviting public comments on the draft handbook by September 13, 2013.

The handbook's chapters include:


  • Introduction to transfer pricing risk assessment
  • Questions to be answered in a transfer pricing risk assessment process
  • Assessing when transfer pricing risk exists and when it does not
  • Sources of information for conducting a transfer pricing risk assessment
  • Risk assessment process - Selecting cases for transfer pricing audit
  • Building productive relationships with taxpayers - The enhanced engagement approach.


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