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Cost Sharing Agreement Regulations

Gain a better understand cost sharing arrangements in the current legal and tax environment.

Cost-sharing arrangements are one of the common sources of transfer pricing controversies. Recent Tax Court cases have called into question the validity of certain provisions of the cost-sharing regulations. This topic will walk through the current cost-sharing regulations under the U.S. transfer pricing guidelines in detail, identify the provisions that have been called into question, and discuss impacts of the OECD BEPS initiatives on the structure of cost-sharing arrangements. This course is beneficial for individuals who are new to cost-sharing arrangements or who want to understand cost-sharing arrangements in the current legal and tax environment.

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Agenda

Overview of Cost-Sharing Arrangements ("CSA") (U.S. Treas. Regs. §1.482-7(a))

  • Brief History of CSAs
  • Example of a Typical Cost Sharing Structure

Cost-Sharing Arrangement

  • Rules of CSA (U.S. Treas. Regs. §§§1.482-7(B),(K),(L))
    • Contractual Requirements
    • Documentation Requirements
    • Accounting Requirements
    • Reporting Requirements

Treatment of SBC and Altera Court Case

Platform Contributions ("PCTs") (U.S. Treas. Regs. §1.482-7(C))

Transfer Pricing Methods for PCTs (U.S. Treas. Regs. §1.482-7(G))

  • Best Method Analysis
  • Comparable Uncontrolled Transaction Method
  • Income Method
  • Acquisition Price Method
  • Market Capitalization Method
  • Residual Profit Split Method
  • Amazon Court Case

Form of Payment of PCTs (U.S. Treas. Regs. §1.482-7(H))

  • Fixed vs. Contingent

Transition Rules (U.S. Treas. Regs. §1.482-7(M)

Current Trends in CSAs

OECD Beps Impact on Cost-Sharing

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
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  • HI CLE 1.5
     
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  • IN CLE 1.5
     
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  • MO CLE 1.8
     
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  • ND CLE 1.5
     
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  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
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  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
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  • PA CLE 1.5
     
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  • RI CLE 1.5
     
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  • VT CLE 1.5
     
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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Mumi Hemrajani

Mumi Hemrajani

DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • International Tax Attorney at DLA Piper LLP
  • Concentrates in international tax planning, transfer pricing, and post-merger integration of IP and legal entities
  • Prior to joining DLA Piper, served as a General Attorney in the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel International at the Internal Revenue Service providing legal advice on cases involving transfers of intangibles offshore, buy-in payments, and cost-sharing arrangements
  • Assisted in the publication of the section 482 final cost-sharing regulations (TD 9568) in 2011 and served as the drafting attorney on related bullet regulations (TD 9569 and TD 9630) in 2012
  • Contact Information: 1 202 799 4371. E-mail: [email protected]
Madhura Maitra

Madhura Maitra

DLA Piper LLP

  • Senior Managing Economist at DLA Piper LLP
  • Assists multinationals in transfer pricing and tax planning matters in various industries
  • Extensive experience in building complex models related to cost-sharing arrangements as well as valuation of intangibles in the context of cost-sharing arrangements
  • Received Ph.D. in Economics (Specialization in International Trade) from Columbia University
  • Authored articles related to international trade and transfer pricing
  • Contact information: 1 650 833 2463. E-mail: [email protected]
Wei Wang

Wei Wang

DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Managing Director at DLA Piper LLP
  • Concentrates in transfer pricing, including intercompany policy design and implementation, tax restructurings and supply chain optimization, IP migration, and general compliance and documentation
  • Charter Financial Analyst
  • M.A. in International Economics and Finance, Brandeis International Business School
  • Can be contacted at 650-833-2125 or [email protected]
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Published 2022
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