• Service: Tax, Global Transfer Pricing Services
  • Type: Video
  • Date: 6/12/2012
  • Length: 1:24 Minutes

APA’s on the rise 


Francois Vincent

KPMG’s Leader, Global Transfer Pricing

Dispute Resolution


FRANCOIS VINCENT: We see the number of APA programs around the world just increasing, and if you think about it, it’s a normal response to the fact that transfer pricing examinations are also increasing. So in order to, I guess, provide relief from all this audit activity, you almost need to offer a solution so that you’re not always caught in the never ending cycle of transfer pricing audits, then going to competent authority. APAs is the one way of doing this, and tax authorities have recognized this, not just in Europe, but everywhere around the world at the OECD, and even in non OECD countries. One of the, so it’s a major benefit for taxpayers. However, one of the things we’re also seeing is the popularity of APAs has also put a strain on tax authorities’ resources in providing APAs. So it’s, there’s room for improvement there, but certainly we are seeing APA programs popping up just about everywhere around the world, even in countries that don’t formally have an APA program.

Francois Vincent, KPMG’s Leader, Global Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution discusses the rise in APA programs around the world and transfer pricing audits.


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