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Valuation for Tax-Related Issues

The globalization, outsourcing and movement of value towards intellectual property has increased tax-related disputes. The core issue of these disputes and negotiations with tax authorities revolves around valuation. The specific demands of the tax authorities require specialist advice and detailed knowledge of their working methods and practices.

An overseas transaction which involves domestic assets, profit distribution on outsourced projects, change in corporate structure, a disposal of assets, or a new shareholding arrangement are some of the issues that can invite the attention of tax authorities.

The complexities of business and tax-related issues have increased, and in the event of a dispute with the tax authorities based on valuation, the appropriate documentation processes are essential for a swift and successful resolution.

Share schemes and other forms of employee incentive programmes need to be valued in accordance with specific legislation and regulations. Complex assets such as goodwill, know-how and other intangibles have to be valued for tax purposes. Unlisted businesses face specific challenges when negotiating and agreeing values with the tax authorities.

Our team comprises professionals who understand the requirements of tax authorities and have helped clients to provide extensive backup for the point of view they are making to the tax authorities. We produce detailed and comprehensive documents capable of being submitted to the relevant tax authority.

Our Work
Our services in this area include:

  • Valuation of unlisted companies, businesses or shareholdings for tax purposes
  • Valuation to assess the tax implications relating to a change in shareholding, acquisition or disposal of assets
  • Valuation to transaction structuring
  • Independent valuation suitable for Indian and global tax authorities
  • Valuation of intangible assets for transfer pricing and other tax purposes