E-Commerce and Transfer Pricing: Some Selected Issues
Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, No. 1/2008
11 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2008
Date Written: November 1, 2007
The aim of this presentation is to draft a concise and clear picture concerning the applicability of transfer pricing regime in a typical e-commerce scenario. Provided two legal and business models (intra-company transaction between head office and branch, and inter-companies transaction between parent company and subsidiary, or between two subsidiaries of the same group), we will assess whether, and to what extent, a website and a server, used by the enterprise or the group to carry on its e-business, can be conceived as a permanent establishment and, then, we will analyse which methods have to be used in order to apply the arm's length principle. Our research will predominantly take into account the OECD Model Convention and Transfer Pricing Guidelines.
Keywords: Taxation, e-commerce, transfer pricing, permanent establishment
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