Understanding Transfer Pricing - POSTPONED

Transfer pricing (TP) refers to the pricing of goods, assets, services and/or funds when they are transferred within an organisation (a corporation or similar entity) either between divisions of a company, or between companies in the same group.


The choice of the transfer price affects the allocation of the total profit among the parts of the company. This is a major concern for fiscal authorities who worry that multinational entities may set transfer prices on cross-border transactions to reduce taxable profits in their jurisdiction. This has led to the rise of TP regulations and enforcement.

It is important for Singapore companies to be effective in mitigating TP risks to ensure they have robust TP and related documentation in place to serve as an appropriate first level of defence against potential challenges by tax authorities, including Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). IRAS's annual updates on TP Guidelines underscore the authorities' efforts to enforce taxpayers' compliance, for instance:

  • IRAS's 2nd edition of TP guidelines in 2015 represent IRAS's clear recognition of the increasing complexity in TP arrangements, and the need for timely and more transparent reporting of TP
  • The 3rd edition in 2016 provides enhanced guidance on the Mutual Agreement Procedure, Advance Pricing Arrangement process as well as the application of the cost plus method
  • The most current 4th edition serves to align with international tax developments and accepted practices, including those emanating from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)'s BEPs.

Programme Outline:

  • Definition of the arm's length principle
  • Introduction to OECD guidelines on transfer pricing
  • An overview of various transfer pricing methods, their application and case studies
  • An overview of Singapore's TP regime, including a detailed discussion on the guidelines (from 2015 to present)
  • TP documentations as a first point of defense
  • TP updates in selected Asian countries and how they impact Singapore companies in these markets

Target Audience:

This one-day workshop is suitable for personnel handling tax matters, compliance and finance in management or senior positions, as well as senior management involved in overseas markets’ operations.

Sowmya is considered a global and regional expert on transfer pricing planning, compliance and defense.  Having been trained in the United States with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sowmya now applies her transfer pricing training to transfer pricing issues in the Asia Pacific region. 
Sowmya is an economist with Ph.d in Economics from Cornell University and more than 12 years of transfer pricing consulting experience.

*Programme is accurate at the time of print

Day/Date: 11 Dec 2018, Tue

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fee per pax (incl. GST): S$450.00 (Member )  |  S$550.00 (Non-Member)
Venue : 160 Robinson Road, SBF Center, #06-01, Singapore 068914 

For more information, please contact:
Email: josephine.ong@sbf.org.sg (ATTN: Ms. Josephine Ong)
Call: 6701 1135

Please email to josephine.ong@sbf.org.sg to reserve a seat, this will be followed by a confirmation email. 

Upon confirmation, please prepare a cheque to SBF (refer to address on above letterhead). 
Cheque should be made payable to “Singapore Business Federation”. Please indicate the Ref No. and company’s name, participant’s name at the back of the cheque.

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. No cancellation will be allowed upon registration, but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is allowed. We regret that no refund and full fees will be charged for cancellation or non-attendance.
  • Confirmation of your registration will be emailed to your company upon receipt of full payment.

NOTE:  As a precautionary measure, our advice is for members who are unwell not to attend the session.


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12/11/2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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