Canada and the United States—Trading Partners and Transfer Pricing Opponents?
Given the significant trading relationships between Canada and the United States, their transnational corporations and their tax authorities share more than a border. However, differences in transfer pricing regulations, tax rates, and regulatory enforcement philosophies have exacerbated many existing risks, and created new risks for executives in these corporations. These risks must be managed proactively, yet attempts at risk management are often incompatible with one tax authority or the other. Assuming that an operational transfer pricing framework is in place, there are several proactive strategies available to mitigate transfer pricing risk and potentially satisfy both tax authorities. An operational framework and proactive strategies, including documentation and advance pricing agreements, are discussed from the Canadian and US perspective, including expert interviews.
Borkowski, Susan C. and Gaffney, Mary Anne, "Canada and the United States—Trading Partners and Transfer Pricing Opponents?" (2017). Department of Accounting Faculty Work. 3.