Dispute resolution: Examination defense and mutual agreement procedure/competent authority (MAP/CA)
Often it is the actions and responses in the initial stages of a tax authority enquiries or interviews that affect the course or outcome of a transfer pricing examination. Accordingly, effective and efficient explanation of a business transfer pricing policy includes early involvement of an experienced global team that has practical experience of all levels of the tax authority process, from proposed adjustments by field agents, through Advance Pricing Agreements, administrative appeals, litigation and the MPA/CA process.
Deloitte takes an integrated approach to resolving transfer pricing disputes in the MAP/CA process. Our teams include transfer pricing MAP/CA specialists from both countries in dispute teamed with professionals who specialize in local country requirements for indirect taxes, taxes imposed by local or state/provincial jurisdictions, international tax and interest calculations for late payment that invariably affect the outcome.