What You Need to Know with Dr Mark – June 2024 Edition


In this June 2024 Legalwise edition of “What you Need to Know with Dr Mark”, Dr Mark Pizzacalla discusses the ATO’s published views on the tax implications of employees versus contractors and some of the things that you can do to make your business “Audit Ready”. 

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.

Should you wish to contact Dr Mark, he is available on email mark.pizzacalla@bdo.com.au or mobile 0413048440.