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Claire McDowall Senior Manager

"Businesses who operate overseas, or have started to explore export market opportunities, have both great opportunities and challenges ahead of them."
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With over ten years’ experience in Australia and the UK, Claire helps organisations to set transfer pricing policies, prepare transfer pricing documentation, negotiate advance pricing agreements and draft responses to tax authority enquiries.

She has also managed global transfer pricing documentation projects to meet the local requirements of a number of countries around the globe. Claire says organisations often overlook the impact transfer pricing has on their competitive advantage and risk profile “The benefits of sound transfer pricing policies which are well documented are not to be discounted – transfer pricing policies which align with the commercial needs of the organisation will contribute to its success”.

In a world of increasing regulation and scrutiny for multinationals, IP is an area of particular focus for tax authorities. The value of protecting your IP can be eroded if you are a multinational enterprise and don’t get your transfer pricing right.

Claire also prepares EMDG applications for Australian businesses exporting or looking to export their goods, services or intellectual property overseas. The EMDG program now allows export businesses that have valuable IP to claim the costs of overseas IP protection. Grants such as the EMDG can provide a huge boost to Australian businesses that are exporting, or a welcome cash injection for those Australian businesses only starting to develop their export markets.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant, Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland

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