Determinants of transfer pricing decision at manufacturing companies of Indonesia

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https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v10i3.1118

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Tax Avoidance, Bonus Mechanism, Debt Covenant, Tunneling Incentive, Audit Quality, Transfer Pricing

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of tax avoidance, bonus mechanism, debt covenant, tunneling incentive, audit quality, multinationality, foreign ownership, and company size on transfer pricing. This research population is all manufacturing companies that list at Indonesia Stock Exchange on the period of 2016-2018 but the collected data are on a period of 2015-2019. The sampling technique uses a purposive method to obtain 275 samples in the observation period of 2016-2018. The method of this research involves descriptive statistic test, classical assumption test, and hypothesis test. A regression test is used for testing the hypotheses. The result of the research shows that tax avoidance, debt covenant, and company size have a significant effect on transfer pricing decision. The factors are multinationality, foreign ownership and audit quality also have a significant effect on transfer pricing decisions. Meanwhile, bonus mechanism and tunneling incentives do not significantly affect transfer pricing decisions. Conclusions from this research is a lot of factors involved in the transfer pricing decision. One from inside the company and the others from an outside company. Transfer pricing is a tool to achieve certain goals. The purpose of transfer pricing can be categorized as internal goals and external goals. The manufacturing companies when deciding about transfer pricing must be careful because there are two perceptive about transfer pricing. One perceptive from a business that transfer pricing is something useful because a company can save money related tax but the other perceptive from the government side, transfer pricing has believed to be able to have reduced or even disappearing potential for a country’s tax revenue.

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2021-05-01

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Supriyati, S., Murdiawti, D. ., & Pranetha Prananjaya, K. . (2021). Determinants of transfer pricing decision at manufacturing companies of Indonesia. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 10(3), 289–302. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v10i3.1118

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