EY Global Tax Controversy Flash Newsletter (Issue 59) | US IRS implements pre-screening process for taxpayers seeking APAs

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15 Jun 2023 PDF
Subject Tax Alert
Categories Corporate Tax
Jurisdictions Global

The United States IRS has introduced rigorous pre-screening into the early stages of the Advance Pricing  Agreement (APA) process. The interim guidance (pdf), which is effective immediately, outlines a procedure under which the Advance Pricing Mutual Agreement team, along with other Transfer Pricing Operations personnel, will review a taxpayer’s prefiling memorandum and recommend whether to proceed with the APA. As part of this screening, the prefiling review team may recommend shifting the taxpayer from the APA process to alternative workstreams. An EY Global Tax Alert, US IRS interim guidance on review and acceptance of Advance Pricing Agreement submissions fundamentally changes early stages of the process, dated 4 May 2023 has more details.  

In light of this guidance, Ryan Kelly, EY Americas ITTS Tax Controversy Leader, reminds clients to undertake holistic review of their controversy approach and consider how this guidance fits in with other global trends that contribute to the increased need for tax controversy readiness.  

Additional information and links to past newsletters can be found in the attached PDF.

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