Trust Distributions- What You Need to Know with Dr Mark (Episode 1)

Mark PizzacallaIn the first episode of Legalwise Insight’s new video series ‘What You Need to Know with Dr Mark’, Mark Pizzacalla, Senior Partner at BDO, discusses the ATO’s new guidance on Trust Distributions, Section 100A, & more. 


Dr Mark Pizzacalla is a Senior Partner of global accounting firm, BDO.  Mark is a recognised industry leader, and expert commentator and presenter on business and tax issues, having contributed significant tax commentary through media and publications, including Lateline Business, The Australian Financial Review and The Tax Institute Journal.

Mark has over 30 years of tax experience, including being  appointed by the Federal Government to Australia’s Board of Taxation. Mark’s business experience, including as Director for various companies (incl German and Italian subsidiaries), gives  him strong insights into both the strategic and operational  business issues facing his clients. Mark’s specialisations include:

  • Taxation audits, rulings & litigation
  • Business advisory
  • Structuring for acquisitions & disposals
  • Corporate tax governance and risk management
  • Inbound & outbound investments
  • Succession planning

Mark completed his PhD in relation to the taxation of small  businesses in Australia and is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia’s Parliament. A number of Mark’s SME tax policy recommendations have  been adopted by the Federal Government.

Please refer Mark’s LinkedIn Profile HERE Mark’s BDO website profile HERE Mark can be contacted at Email:  M: +61 413 048 440