Over the last decades, Luxembourg has developed and cemented its position as a prime holding location and a major financial centre within Europe. Multinational enterprises and international investors alike use Luxembourg as a platform to manage their business activities and investments.
Luxembourg companies may enter into diverse commercial and financial transactions with associated enterprises. The prices charged in regard to these controlled transactions are called transfer prices. For Luxembourg tax purposes, these prices have to adhere to the “arm’s length principle”.
The arm’s length principle is the international transfer pricing standard that OECD member countries have agreed should be used for tax purposes by MNE groups and tax administrations. The arm`s length principle requires that the consideration for any transaction between related parties conform to the level that would have been agreed if the transaction were to have taken place between unrelated parties under comparable circumstances.
The arm’s length principle is firmly ingrained in Luxembourg tax law and has been explicitly stated in article 56 of the Luxembourg Income Tax Law (LITL). In addition, several concepts and provisions under Luxembourg tax law require the arm’s length standard to be respected by Luxembourg companies.
Over the last years, transfer pricing has become the hot topic in Luxembourg taxation in an environment that relies increasingly less on tax rulings. In the past, tax rulings were viewed as a way to provide certainty and to avoid risks when implementing investments or intra-group transactions. However, for a number of reasons this is no longer the case and transfer pricing documentation is more and more filling the gap as a tax risk management tool.
As a member of the OECD, Luxembourg adheres to the organization’s Transfer Pricing Guidelines which reflect the consensus of OECD Member countries towards the application of the arm’s length principle as provided in article 9(1) of the OECD Model Tax Convention.
Transfer pricing and the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines received a lot of attention during the OECD/G20 in their Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative. 4 of the 15 BEPS Actions aimed at providing new or changing existing transfer pricing guidance and related documentation requirements. As a result thereof, several chapters of the OECD Guidelines have been significantly amended or replaced in the 2017 Revision thereof.
Upon successful completion of this workshop, the participants will:
DRH / Transfer Pricing in Luxembourg
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Oliver R. Hoor is a Tax Partner in the International and Corporate Tax Department of ATOZ. He is also heading the transfer pricing practice and the German desk of ATOZ.
His professional qualifications include the Luxembourg Certified Accountant (Expert Comptable) and the German Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater). He holds a degree in business administration with a major in tax from the University of Applied Sciences of Trier (Germany).
Oliver has more than 15 years of practical experience in Luxembourg and international taxation with a focus on Alternative Investments (Private Equity, Real Estate, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds and Securitization), Mergers & Acquisitions and Multinational Groups.
Oliver has published more than 160 articles and books on Luxembourg and international taxation, including transfer pricing and the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) Project, EU Law and the State Aid investigations of the EU Commission. Oliver is further a regular speaker at conferences and lecturer with House of Training.
La société Legitech a obtenu l’agrément du Barreau de Luxembourg.
Prix : 355€ HTVA – Le livre « transfer pricing in Luxembourg » de l’orateur est inclus dans le prix du workshop.
Tarif étudiant : 92.15€ HTVA, soit 95€ TTC (à condition d’envoyer une copie de sa carte étudiant)
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