Transfer Pricing: ALP adjustments can only be made in respect of international transactions with the AEs and cannot extend to the transactions with non AEs
It is well settled legal position that the ALP adjustments can only be made in respect of international transactions with the AEs and cannot extend to the transactions with non AEs. There are large number decisions of the coordinate benches, including in the case of Alstom Projects India Ltd Vs ACIT [26 ITR (Trib) 322], holding so. In the case of CIT Vs Stratex Networks India Pvt Ltd (354 ITR 304), Hon’ble jurisdictional High Court has also accepted this position. Learned Departmental Representative, even as vehemently relying upon the stand of the TPO, does not dispute this legal position but he contends that the factual elements embedded in this contention, at least on computation aspect, need to be verified by the TPO. That is only arithmetical part giving effect to this principle. We see no harm in this exercise.