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Argentina: Country-by-country reporting requirements clarified, Argentine subsidiaries of MNE groups

Argentina: CbC reporting requirements clarified

The Argentine tax authority (AFIP) has released additional clarifications about its interpretation of the rules concerning country-by-country (CbC) reporting and filing obligations.

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The AFIP has posted answers to questions on the Q&A section of the CbC reporting microsite of the AFIP website. One recent Q&A (Spanish) (12 December 2018) clarifies that Argentine entities of a U.S. multinational entity (MNE) group are not required to file locally the CbC report for fiscal year 2017 because for fiscal year 2017 “there is neither an international agreement in force that allows an automatic tax information exchange for fiscal year 2017 nor a qualifying Competent Authority Agreement in force to exchange the country-by-country report between both jurisdictions.” 

 

No existe un acuerdo internacional que prevea el intercambio automático de información tributaria, vigente para el ejercicio fiscal 2017 (i.e., que permita intercambiar información correspondiente al ejercicio fiscal 2017), ni un Acuerdo sobre Autoridad Competente Calificativa en vigor para el Intercambio del Informe País por País entre ambos países.

KPMG observation

While the Argentine rules (AFIP Resolution 4130 modified by Resolution 4332) generally are based on the OECD base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) Action 13 CbC implementation package, the wording of the Argentine rules gave rise to certain doubts among practitioners as to the requirements for fiscal year 2017. The recent Q&A clarification appears to resolve these uncertainties.

Providing that the rules remain the same and in the event that Argentina and the United States do not sign a Competent Authority Agreement for fiscal year 2018, the requirement for a secondary CbC report filing in Argentina will arise for Argentine-based entities of U.S. MNE groups.

Lists of jurisdictions

Lastly, it is important to note that along with clarification of the requirement concerning whether certain secondary CbC reports are to be filed in Argentina for fiscal year 2017, the lists of jurisdictions having effective agreements in force—including China and Switzerland—are provided by the AFIP. 

These lists are posted on the AFIP website (Spanish) and reflect the official guidelines regarding application of the CbC reporting secondary filing rules.

 

For more information, contact a tax professional with KPMG’s Global Transfer Pricing Services practice in Argentina: 

Marcelo Castillo | +54 11 431 65 891 | macastillo@kpmg.com.ar

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