Benchmarking and Valuation

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The Transfer Pricing Benchmarking and Valuation course provides an in-depth analysis of all aspects related to pricing, benchmarking, and valuation of different types of transactions. This intermediate-level course provides practical tools, roadmaps and step by step approaches to tackle the different areas of benchmarking and valuation.

Topics Covered

  • Roadmap for conducting a transfer pricing comparability analysis
  • Identifying comparables – tangible assets and intragroup services
  • Identifying comparables – financing transactions and intangible assets
  • Comparability adjustments and determining the range
  • Pricing of loans and guarantees
  • Valuation of intangibles
  • Valuation of intangibles (continued)

Learning Objectives

Skills practiced and developed during the course include:

  • Identifying the nine steps in conducting a comparability analysis
  • Defining the importance of conducting a proper comparability analysis
  • Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on comparability
  • Enumerate different approaches to designing a search strategy involving tangible goods, services, intangibles, and financing
  • Discussing the use of different valuation approaches for intangibles
  • Identifying the different types of comparability adjustments and a step-by-step approach to calculate working capital adjustments

Delivery Method and Core Study Time

Online (QAS self-study)

Benchmarking and Valuation consists of 7 modules with video lessons of approximately 1 hour each, recommended reading materials and assignments to help apply knowledge in practice.  There will be assessments to test your overall understanding.

Field of Study


Who Should Participate

The course is open for all; however, it would be highly beneficial for:

  • Tax lawyers from law/and or accounting firms
  • Tax/TP managers of law/accounting firms
  • Tax/TP managers/directors of MNEs
  • Finance manager/controllers/treasury managers of MNEs
  • Tax inspectors from tax administrations


No advance preparation is necessary. All required study material is provided within the online training.

Components of Training and Study time

The course is divided into 7 modules, that further consist of several submodules. Each module has following components:

  • Videos: 3-5 videos per module
  • Case-studies: 1-2 per module
  • Assignments and Assessments:  2 assessments for each specialised field
  • Reading material: for each module

The course must be completed within 2 months and can be followed and completed by dedicating a minimum of 5 hours of study per week. Study materials included in the course will be accessible for 2 months.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

International Online Tax Courses in many cases qualify for CPE credits pursuant to the rules of a number of professional associations other than those listed above. Participants are encouraged to check with their professional and/or national associations to determine eligibility in this respect.

International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of CPE on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Issues regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National. Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Recommended NASBA CPE credits for this course is: 11

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Course Review : This course was last reviewed in March 2023