Transfer Pricing Controversy

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The Transfer Pricing Controversy course is designed for transfer pricing practitioners and tax authorities dealing with all facets and mechanisms of the transfer pricing controversy life cycle. This course provides tools, roadmaps and interactive examples for multinationals and tax authorities in the field of transfer pricing controversy.

Topics Covered

  • Setting the scene: Transfer Pricing controversy lifecycle
  • Compliance around the globe: Practical aspects
  • Transfer Pricing risk assessment
  • How to survive a transfer pricing audit?
  • Transfer pricing controversy management: Dispute prevention and resolution
  • Transfer Pricing controversy: Stakeholders and effective negotiation
  • Regional and sectoral trends

Learning Objectives

After following the online course, a tax professional will:

  • Identify the different phases of a transfer pricing controversy cycle
  • Define the roadmap to building a robust transfer pricing compliance strategy
  • Determine the transfer pricing risk assessment strategy from both a taxpayer and tax authority perspective
  • Apply the tools to survive a transfer pricing audit
  • Identify the current controversies and trends
  • Assess the transfer pricing controversy management roadmap
  • Define the principles of negotiation and strategies for effective negotiation during transfer pricing disputes

Delivery Method and Core Study Time

Online (QAS self-study)

Transfer Pricing Controversy 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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