A US multinational company with subsidiaries around the world, including Australia, recently prepared new US transfer pricing documentation.
The company applies their transfer pricing policies on a global basis. The US tax director instructs the Australian tax director to use this documentation to support the prices charged by the US Company to the Australian subsidiary.
Is the US documentation acceptable in Australia?
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