KPMG report: Estimating an arm’s length range for North American retailers

Challenges transfer pricing practitioners are facing with developing arm’s-length transfer pricing range

Estimating an arm’s length range for North American retailers

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and other recent economic industry factors, some companies that historically had relatively lower overall profits no longer appear in publicly available databases—contributing to an increase in the range of broadly comparable companies.

Read an August 2023 report* [PDF 658 KB] prepared by KPMG LLP tax professionals that explains the challenges transfer pricing practitioners are currently facing with developing an arm’s-length transfer pricing range for North American retail distribution companies and offer some practical solutions.

*This article originally appeared in Tax Notes International (August 21, 2023) and is provided with permission.


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