Strategizing International Tax Best Practices – by Keith Brockman

In concert with the global emphasis on transfer pricing, Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has issued new transfer pricing  (TP) forms to be filed with the annual corporate income tax returns for 2013.  Additionally, a new Transfer Pricing Division has been implemented following Best Practices by other tax administrations.

A Transfer Pricing Declaration form and Transfer Pricing Disclosure form are released to implement the TP regulations issued in 2012. The Transfer Pricing Declaration form includes information on the company’s directors and parent company, whereas the Transfer Pricing Disclosure form requests information about the company’s performance in relation to the group, in addition to disclosure of zero consideration goods, services, or intercompany loans.

The new disclosures highlight the trend for increased disclosures, for which there should be Best Practices implemented to ensure timely compliance and global consistency of tax reporting positions.

A KPMG summary is included as an insightful reference.

http://www.kpmg.com/Global/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/taxnewsflash/Pages/nigeria-new-transfer-pricing-forms-dedicated-tax-office.aspx

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