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In taxation and accounting, transfer pricing refers to the rules and methods for pricing transactions within and between enterprises under common ownership or control. Where adopted, transfer pricing rules allow tax authorities to adjust prices for most cross-border intragroup transactions, including transfers of tangible or intangible property, services, and loans. Although transfer pricing is sometimes inaccurately presented by commentators as a tax avoidance practice or technique transfer mispricing ,      the term refers to a set of substantive and administrative regulatory requirements imposed by governments on certain taxpayers. Transfer pricing should not be conflated with fraudulent trade mis-invoicing, which is a technique for concealing illicit transfers by reporting falsified prices on invoices submitted to customs officials. Over sixty governments have adopted transfer pricing rules,  which in almost all cases with the notable exceptions of Brazil and Kazakhstan are based on the arm's-length principle. Most, if not all, governments permit adjustments by the tax authority even where there is no intent to avoid or evade tax.
With 54 countries and 10 dependent territories, the African continent holds a diverse range of jurisdictions at varying stages of economic development. With significant foreign investment and rapid growth, many African countries are taking steps to shore up their tax systems and ensure their ability to tax a share of profits attributable to their jurisdictions. Many of them are also seeking to create favorable conditions for business activity and investment. This geopolitical push and pull has moved transfer pricing to the top of the agenda. At the same time, companies face deepening scrutiny from tax authorities, investors and other stakeholders about their approach to tax and where they pay it, and the number of transfer pricing audits in Africa has grown dramatically. In this article, we look at some of the biggest forces affecting the transfer pricing landscape in Africa. We highlight some of the most important transfer pricing reforms in this dynamic region and some leading practice for managing compliance and mitigating transfer pricing risk.
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Transfer pricing is one of the most significant tax issues for corporations having international operations. It attracts the scrutiny of tax authorities.
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Author s : Marc M. Levey , Steven C. Transfer pricing is one of the most significant tax issues for corporations having international operations. It attracts the scrutiny of tax authorities worldwide and continues to draw attention of more and more countries' tax legislatures. Because of the heavy impact of income allocations on the bottom line of a corporation's business, especially potentially forced ones, international tax and business professionals need to be very careful about their tax planning and compliance efforts in order to meet the established transfer pricing standards. Transfer Pricing: Rules, Compliance and Controversy offers extensive yet clear guidance through the complex maze of U.