Japan: Transfer pricing documentation rules, based on BEPS recommendations

Japan: Transfer pricing documentation rules, BEPS

The tax commission of the ruling coalition (the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito) on 10 December 2015 reached an agreement for a draft outline of tax reform proposals for 2016.

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Among the items in the draft outline are proposals for transfer pricing documentation rules based on Action 13 (Transfer pricing and country-by-country reporting) of the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project.

The draft outline of tax reform proposals for 2016 in Japan thus includes rules for country-by-country reporting, as well rules for filing master file and local file (contemporaneous documentation). Also certain key terms are defined.

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The items in the draft outline of the tax reform proposals could differ and be modified when the tax reform proposals are officially released.

 

Read a December 2015 report [PDF 297 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Japan: Draft Outline of the 2016 Tax Reform Proposals

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