Deductibility of Credit Losses under Intercompany Guarantees and Cash Pool Arrangements

Recent Supreme Court’s judgments provide a bandwidth for the application of the umbrella credit judgment and shed light on the tax deductibility of credit losses under both cross-guarantees and traditional forms of financial guarantees. The transfer pricing implications for cross-guarantees are far reaching, as every cross-guarantee under arrangements (including cash pooling) that meets the conditions of the umbrella credit judgment, regardless of its specific merits, seems to be taking place in the shareholders sphere.