Dbriefs Webcast

Buying agents and tax planning: A new look at aligning profit with substance

International Tax

October 26 | 2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT

Host: Tony Kunkel, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP
1 Overview CPE credit | Taxes

For companies that use buying agents as intermediaries when sourcing products in foreign countries, changes in consumer behavior have dramatically changed the industry landscape. How should intercompany arrangements and related international tax approaches be adjusted? We'll discuss:

  • Background on buying agents and their traditional role.
  • How industry changes are affecting the role and importance of buying agents.
  • Why companies may need to review and update sourcing structures in light of these factors.
  • Considerations for tax-effective sourcing arrangements, including increased compensation for buying agents, related adjustments to transfer pricing, and other international tax tie-ins.

Participants will explore transfer pricing and international tax implications of evolving relationships between companies and their buying agents.