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Fisconti tax consulting Netherlands - New Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements 2016

New Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements have been introduced in the Netherlands in 2016. If you are part of a multinational with a turnover of at least € 50 million, these rules will generally be relevant to you. We provide a pratical approach avoiding duplication of work, considering similar requirements in other countries.

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Fisconti tax consulting Netherlands - New Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements 2016

  1. 1. New Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements Country by Country reporting Netherlands member of
  2. 2. • New Transfer Pricing Documentation requirements in the Netherlands as from 2016 • General Background (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) • Main changes • Specific requirements • Who is responsible for filing • Timing and penalties • How you could resolve this requirement efficiently – our approach • Our Transfer Pricing Services • Our Firm & International Network Agenda
  3. 3. Documentation Requirements 2016 Netherlands
  4. 4. • The Dutch government has introduced new and more extensive Dutch transfer pricing documentation requirements as per January 1, 2016 • The new legislation will be relevant in the following situations: 1. The Dutch entity or branch is part of a multinational group with a consolidated annual turnover of € 50 million or more (Medium Sized Groups – MSG) Also small Dutch operations will be subject to this new compliance requirements if they are part of a group with a consolidated turnover of at least € 50 million 2. Dutch entities/branches heading an international group or part of multinational group with a consolidated turnover of at least € 750 million (Large Sized Groups – LSG) These larger groups will be subject to more detailed reporting requirements General Background
  5. 5. The new legislation introduces significant changes to transfer pricing documentation requirements, since: 1. It now provides detailed and very specific (annual) documentation requirements. In the past it was more an open norm and left much more flexibility to the judgement of taxpayers. 2. It introduces a specific penalty when not complying. In the past companies had some time to prepare missing documentation after a request/audit from the tax authorities 3. Finally it provides for detailed filing deadlines and procedures Main Changes
  6. 6. Medium Sized Groups are required to prepare and file: • A Master File – including inter alia an overview of the entire multinational group, the applied world wide transfer pricing policy and worldwide allocation of income and economic activities. • A Local File – including the economic analysis (inter alia functional analysis and benchmarking) regarding the related party transactions of the Dutch local company. This also requires the review of the financial activities of the group, intangible property and group strategy. • The specific and detailed requirements of the Local File and Master File are included in a Decree of the Dutch State Secretary of Finance (December 30, 2015) Requirements MSG (50M+)
  7. 7. In addition to the requirements for MSGs, Large Sized Groups are also required to prepare: • A Country by Country Report – this report includes for each country where the multinational group is operating details with respect to inter alia: – Volume of related and unrelated party transactions – Result before tax – Tax paid – Number of employees – Accumulated earnings – Main business activities per entity Requirements LSG (750M+)
  8. 8. Who files the country file: • In principle the ultimate parent company that is required to consolidate the results of the subsidiaries • If the Dutch entity is not the (ultimate) parent company, it can still be held responsible to prepare and file the country file if: • It has been appointed by the multinational group to do so; or • The multinational group or the foreign tax authorities are not required or able to share the country file with the Dutch authorities Requirements LSG (750M+)
  9. 9. Requirements LSG (750M+) Ultimate Foreign parent company Country A Dutch intermediate (holding) company Subsidiaries In country A:  No similar country by country obligations; or  There is no exchange of information agreement; or  Negligence of authorities to share information with the Netherlands Dutch intermediate company may be required to prepare and report country file
  10. 10. When: • The master file and local file (LSG 50M+) should be prepared for each year and should be available not later than the filing deadline of the CIT return • The country report must be submitted within 12 months after the end of the financial year Penalties • Not meeting the requirements can result in penalties or even imprisonment if the latter was intended by the taxpayer When and penalties
  11. 11. How to resolve efficiently – our approach Our recommendations Explanation Prepare an overall transfer pricing health check of your company and prioritize issues - What documentation is currently already available in your company and what is locally required? - Is it up to date and also provides sufficient substantiation for red flags (swings in profits, losses etc.)? - Does it meet new (local)TP requirements? Many countries are introducing new and more stringent transfer pricing rules. An overall health check makes it possible to start making a priority list of actions.This limits any duplication of work and avoids a myriad of local approaches that is difficult to administer and to process in your administrative systems
  12. 12. How to resolve efficiently – our approach Our recommendations Explanation Start in time, since this gives you the opportunity to recognize transfer pricing vulnerabilities and inconsistencies and opportunities upfront It is key that the transfer pricing documentation is consistent with the actual financial results.Therefore it is more difficult and often challenging to prepare documentation after the close of the financial year.That may also have a negative impact onVAT, customs, financial reporting etc. Therefore, it provides you more time to resolve possibleTP issues.This is ultimately better in terms of use of resources and costs.
  13. 13. Our Transfer Pricing Services
  14. 14. • Transfer Pricing support for reorganisations (valuation, defence file) • Aligning strategy with worldwide Transfer Pricing framework • Supply chain optimisation (commissionaire, limited risk, contract R&D) • Implementation and documentation (CbC, Master File, Country File) • Valuation and credit rating • Pricing financial instruments (guarantees, back to back, loans) • Litigation support Services provided
  15. 15. Unique Selling Points Problem solving and opportunity identification • Clear step plan and division of tasks • Strong focus on implementation • Practical approach • Project management is core competence • Quick delivery Competitive pricing • Standardisation of processes • Uniform delivery and working methods • Transparency in fees • Proven cooperation with other countries Quality • Involved in several OECDTP consultation procedures • Regular key speaker inTransfer Pricing seminars and conferences • Former headTransfer Pricing RSM International (5th global tax network) • Practical experienceTransfer Pricing approach in other countries
  16. 16. Transfer Pricing Process analysis • Investigate the business set up/value chain and corresponding tax, economic and legal framework which is the core of the functional analysis design • Use a balanced approach and design a transfer pricing solution that is understandable and meets the requirements of the different stakeholders (inter aliaVAT, customs, IT systems in place) implement • Prepare a step plan or project management plan and provide for proper education and involvement of the stakeholders.Translate the transfer pricing framework to the organisational environment
  17. 17. Track record Preparing a strategicTP framework and document it in a Pan European Master file for the involved European operating entities of a multinational. Converting a buy-sell model into a license driven structure, in which the owner of the intellectual property is no longer involved in the production and sales function,but purely focuses on making the intellectual property available to group companies. Assisting with the termination of a Dutch contract R&D structure, and subsequently transferring this to the another country, which included the determination of the transfer price of the IP Supply Chain management – converting a full risk distributor into a limited risk distributor. Transferring of manufacturing activities, which included determining of a possible termination fee and transfer price of the intellectual property (know how etc). Business Reorganisations – converting business model of multinational group into a single business entity
  18. 18. Our Firm
  19. 19. • Fisconti Tax Consulting is specialised in providing tax services to businesses and has offices in The Hague and Amsterdam • Our clients are Dutch and multinational companies ranging from start-up businesses to long-time established and world’s leading businesses • Fisconti’s aim is to fully understand your business and to be considered a logical and vital extension of your organization. • Experience is absolutely essential for providing transfer pricing, so we have gained many years workings experience at the big four • Transfer pricing services of Fisconti are coordinated by a partner who has multiple years of experience in transfer pricing and who was head of transfer pricing group of RSM International. • We are part of a network of independent international tax advisors, the Corporate Tax Alliance. We are now covering more than 30 countries in the world. About us
  20. 20. The Corporate Tax Alliance - Network
  21. 21. We have the following core values that determine how we work and service our customers: • You cannot render proper transfer pricing advice without knowing the business and its industry • The transfer pricing framework and strategy should support the business and not the other way around. • We strive to simplify the transfer pricing framework to make it practically useable and controllable for our customers without oversimplifying things • We aim to be pro-active and responsive and identify transfer pricing opportunities • Be independent and highly experienced in order to provide a one stop shop in tax and transfer pricing solutions Core values
  22. 22. Our core values result in the following cornerstones we believe are important when servicing our customers: • Our advices should be practical and understandable and clearly stipulating the ‘way forward’ • Clients will have one highly experienced point of contact • We take an integrated approach in tax matters, since business and the different (international) taxes ‘interact’ with each other • Advice should be embedded in the context of the business • To identify opportunities and detect tax risks in an early stadium, we organize client service meetings on a regular basis • Our aim is to provide a reply within 24 hours • We believe it is important to be clear on the deliverables, pricing and planning • We have an industry focus and keep close contact with all the relevant institutions (tax authorities, auditors, legal advisors etc.) Client Service Approach
  23. 23.  Guido is tax partner working with Fisconti Tax Consulting and has more than 15 years experience in Transfer Pricing and International Taxation issues  From this, he has extensive experience with, amongst others:  Advise and assistance with the design and implementation of tax efficient structures via the Netherlands (corporate tax, VAT and wage tax)  Obtain advice certainty and rulings from tax authorities  Advising, implementation and documentation with respect to cross border and (Pan) European transfer pricing projects on behalf of clients in different industries  Assist clients with the implementation of (cross border) restructurings  Assist clients with global mobility issues (wage tax, social security)  Guido is a full member of the International Fiscal Association and holds various master degrees (Tax Law, Tax Economics, Finance and a post Master in International Taxation and European Tax Law)  Guido is former European RSM Head of Transfer Pricing and contributing member of the European Tax Structuring and European Tax Group. Guido started his career within PWC. Resume Guido van Asperen Email: guido.van. asperen@fisconti.nl Cell Phone: +31 6 1504 1623
  24. 24. President Kennedylaan 19 2517 JKThe Hague P.O. Box 17111 2502 CC The Hague The Netherlands + 31 6 1504 1623 +31 70 365 66 17 guido.van.asperen@fisconti.nl www.fisconti.nl member of

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