107C. Computation of arm’s length price.-

107C. Computation of arm’s length price.-

(1) The arm’s length price in relation to an international transaction shall be determined by applying the most appropriate method or methods selected from the following methods based on the nature of transaction, the availability of reliable information, functions performed, assets employed, risks assumed or such other factors as may be prescribed, namely:—

(a) comparable uncontrolled price method;

(b) resale price method;

(c) cost plus method;

(d) profit split method;

(e) transactional net margin method;

(f) any other method where it can be demonstrated that-

(i) none of the methods mentioned in clause (a) to (e) can be reasonably applied to determine the arm’s length price for the international transaction; and

(ii) such other method yields a result consistent with the arm’s length price.

(2) The most appropriate method referred to in sub-section (1) shall be applied for determination of arm’s length price in the manner as may be prescribed:

Provided that the arm’s length price determined under this section shall not result in total income lower than the total income that would have been resulted if the price at which international transaction has actually been undertaken were taken as the price charged or paid in the said international transaction.

(3) Where in the course of any assessment under Chapter IX of this Ordinance, the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes is of the opinion that—

(a) the price charged or paid in an international transaction has not been determined by the assessee in accordance with sub-sections (1) and (2); or

(b) the assessee has failed to maintain the information, documents or records in accordance with the provisions of section 107E; or

(c) the information or data based on which the arm’s length price was computed by the assessee is not reliable or correct;

the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes may determine the arm’s length price in relation to the said international transaction in accordance with provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2) on the basis of to him.

(4) In determining the arm’s length price under sub-section (3), the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes shall give an opportunity to the assessee by serving a notice calling upon him to show cause, on a date and time to be specified in the notice, why the arm’s length price should not be so determined on the basis of information or documents or other evidence available to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes.

(5) Where an arm’s length price is determined under sub-section (3) of this section or under sub-section (4) of section 107D, the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes shall, by an order in writing, proceed to compute the total income of the assessee having regard to the arm’s length price so determined.

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