Transfer Pricing Methods

Transfer pricing (TP) is often identified with applying TP methods. Although this is a generic simplification, identifying and applying the right TP method is indeed at the very centre of transfer pricing. Before conducting this exercise, however, one needs to understand the respective merits and disadvantages of the different TP methods. Apprehending when a particular method is the most appropriate is also a key challenge. This webinar intends to address this challenge and help the viewers to be confident in comparing, contrasting and applying the methods during their work.

Topics covered

  • Transaction-based methods
  • Profit-based and other methods
  • Other methods
  • Practical examples and controversies
  • Some recent case law about TP methods
  • Other recent developments

Overview and learning objectives

The presenters will explain, among other things, the link between TP methods and comparability, what methods are available, what makes a method appropriate in a particular case and what the challenges are of each method. The presenters will include practical examples to showcase the advantages and disadvantages of each TP method as well as the arising, pressing issues MNEs and tax administrations need to address applying them.

After following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • appreciate the relevance of TP methodology
  • list and compare the different methods
  • comprehend the differences between them
  • recognize the steps of selecting and applying the right method
  • understand the practical problems related to each method
  • apprehend the changes related to the methods in the 2017 OECD TP Guidelines
  • recognize recent cases in which methodology was an issue   


(at time of broadcast)

  • Luis Nouel, IBFD
  • Jeroen Kuppens, KPMG Meijburg & Co.
  • Frank Schwarte, Atlas Fiscalisten N.V.

Field of study


Who should participate

The webinar is suitable for tax and transfer pricing professionals as well as non-tax specialists, including in-house and accounting personnel, lawyers, government agents and advisers who deal or will deal with transfer pricing and would like to be introduced to TP methodology.

Course level and prerequisites

This is a basic-level webinar. There are no prerequisites.

Advance preparation

Participation in this webinar does not require any preparation.

Interactive webinar - "Group Internet Based" (live webinar only)

To safeguard the interactive nature of the webinar, a limited number of participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. During live webinars, it is possible to interact with the presenters via a chat message function. Please note that questions are answered based on relevance, order of receipt and available time. Additionally, participants in the live webinar are invited to answer poll questions or complete short tests. Participants will also have access to the on-demand version for a further 12 months from the live date.

Date of live broadcast: 22 May 2019

On-demand webinar

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Continuing Professional Education

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