By Appeasing the United Kingdom, Starbucks May Have Relocated Its Tax Problems Into The United States

By:  Dustin Covello As one of many U.S. multinationals that reportedly implemented the Double Irish international tax structure, Starbucks has reportedly paid a U.K. tax rate of 2.8 percent over the last decade.  Not satisfied with this levy, last month the British Parliament called Starbucks and other U.S. multinationals before the body to discuss the … More By Appeasing the United Kingdom, Starbucks May Have Relocated Its Tax Problems Into The United States

The Benefits Of Seeking Competent Authority Relief For Proposed Transfer Pricing Adjustments

By David L. Bernard TaxBlawg’s Guest Commentator, David L. Bernard, is the former Vice President of Taxes for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a past president of the Tax Executives Institute, and a periodic contributor to TaxBlawg. My last blog post suggested that the best defense against transfer pricing assessments is the adoption of a globally consistent transfer … More The Benefits Of Seeking Competent Authority Relief For Proposed Transfer Pricing Adjustments

Transfer Pricing and How to Handle the “Double-Edged Sword”

By David L. Bernard TaxBlawg’s Guest Commentator, David L. Bernard, is the former Vice President of Taxes for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a past president of the Tax Executives Institute, and a periodic contributor to TaxBlawg. Transfer pricing among affiliated companies is the classic “double-edged sword”. When carefully designed, transfer pricing practices can cut a company’s effective … More Transfer Pricing and How to Handle the “Double-Edged Sword”