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OECD Aligning Transfer Pricing In December of 2015, the US issued proposed regulations related to the implementation of OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Action 8-10 – Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with Value Creation. (Have we lost you yet?) These proposed regulations would require US Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs) with annual revenues of $850…

Value of High-Intensity Exercise As part of my never-ending quest to value everything, I have attempted to value exercise – not just any exercise, though. I’m talking rigorous, consistent, intense exercise.  The kind of exercise that “gym rats” do – once a day, maybe twice a day. Value of High Intensity Exercise. I’m talking a…

Valuing Complex Derivative Securities Even though private equity fund managers are in the business of sourcing and investing daunting amounts of money into a variety of private companies, their mindset often resembles that of the businesses in which they invest. In their 2015 Annual US PE Fund breakdown, Pitchbook identified the average size of a…

Private Equity Fund Managers Small Business Owners? Even though private equity fund managers are in the business of sourcing and investing daunting amounts of money into a variety of private companies, their mindset often resembles that of the businesses in which they invest. In their 2015 Annual US PE Fund breakdown, Pitchbook identified the average…

CbC Not For Me? Think Again. OECD Aligning Transfer Pricing In December of 2015, the US issued proposed regulations related to the implementation of OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Action 8-10 – Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with Value Creation. (Have we lost you yet?) These proposed regulations would require US Multi-National Enterprises…

US multi-nationals have long enjoyed the simplicity and tax certainty afforded by Cost Sharing Arrangements (CSA). In a CSA, participants share in the development of valuable intangibles in exchange for the right to exploit the resulting intangible. The cost of the development activity is allocated to the participants based on each participant’s expected benefit. (To…

Apple Eurozone Tax 348 million If there was any doubt regarding the changing international tax landscape, Apple became among the first of what is sure to be many multi-national enterprises to enter into a multi-million dollar tax settlement related to its European operations.  Italy’s La Republicca announced last week that Apple has agreed to pay…

Spotlight on Transfer Pricing The US Treasury Department (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released the much-anticipated US Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting rules on December 21, 2015. These proposed rules, issued in the form of proposed regulation §1.6038-4, would require the ultimate US parent of a multi-national enterprise (MNE) group with annual revenues exceeding $850…

Several quarters remain before bankruptcy attorneys return to high employment. However, weakness in specific sectors should provide an increased flow of near term bankruptcy activity.

Several quarters remain before bankruptcy attorneys return to high employment. However, weakness in specific sectors should provide an increased flow of near term bankruptcy activity.

Tuomey Healthcare System has agreed to pay $72.4 million to settle its case with the U.S. government regarding illegal compensation arrangements with doctors.

Sept 2015 Interest Rate Increase http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-28/fed-s-dudley-says-u-s-on-track-for-2015-interest-rate-increase “The economy is doing pretty well,” Dudley said Monday at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal in New York. “My expectation is that we probably will raise interest rates later this year.” Dudley said he expected growth in the second half will be a little bit weaker than…

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