On June 17, 2015, TEI submitted comments on the OECD revised discussion draft on BEPS Action 8: Hard-to-Value Intangibles. The Institute's comments focused on the need to limit the use of ex post information (hindsight) by tax authorities to price previous transfers of intangible assets as such information is not used in similar transactions between unrelated parties. The Institute noted, among other things, that use of hindsight would likely result in additional controversy and disputes between taxpayers and tax authorities.
TEI's comments were prepared under the aegis of TEI's European Direct Tax Committee, whose chair is Nick Hasenoehrl. Benjamin R. Shreck, TEI Tax Counsel, coordinated the preparation of TEI's comments.