Articles by Kestutis Rudzika

Kestutis Rudzika

Kestutis Rudzika

Kestutis is Transfer Pricing Director and Tax Lawyer at RoyaltyRange. He has extensive experience in transfer pricing and specializes in post-BEPS transfer pricing analyses, including DEMPE analyses for intangibles. Previously, he was Transfer Pricing Director at EY Belgium. He has an advanced diploma in international taxation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in the UK.

New US transfer pricing Directives: selecting the best method

Five new transfer pricing Directives were released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) Division on January 12th, 2018. They aim to reduce the volume of open transfer pricing cases and limit disputes…

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Five new transfer pricing Directives are released in the US

On January 12th, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) Division released a set of five Directives, addressing how it approaches examination when auditing a taxpayer’s transfer pricing practices…

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DEMPE: six steps for analyzing transactions involving intangibles

Section 6.34 of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations 2017 (published by the OECD) outlines six steps for MNEs to follow when analyzing transactions involving intangibles…

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Royalty rate benchmarking

What is the market royalty rate for licensing a clothing brand? Is a 5% royalty rate for licensing your technology too low in comparison with the rates applied by third parties? Did your client set a market royalty rate when granting a licence to its subsidiary?…

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What is functional analysis?

As the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s 2017 edition of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines provides only a short explanation of what a functional analysis is, we thought we would explain it in more detail here…

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DEMPE functional analysis

The Actions 8–10 report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), released in October 2015, states that the arm’s length principle requires that all members of the group receive appropriate compensation for any functions they perform, assets they use…

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DEMPE functions

Under the arm‘s length principle, each member of the multinational enterprise group should receive arm‘s length compensation for the functions it performs…

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DEMPE explained

The introduction of the concept of development, enhancement, maintenance, protection and exploitation of intangibles (DEMPE) has resulted in significant changes in how multinational enterprises (MNEs) implement the arm’s length principle…

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Service agreement data

RoyaltyRange has launched a new Service fee database and our clients can now access the quality service agreement data. The new Service fee database provides detailed data on the most recent agreements involving various types of services…

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Database subscription plans

RoyaltyRange is happy to provide our customers with a wide range of subscription options for our intellectual property database. Take your pick from 6 different plans to get the optimal subscription package for your needs…

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