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Mark Chapman

Director of Tax Communications at H&R Block

Member Since November 2017

Thornleigh, NSW, 2120

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Mark is a regular commentator on tax matters for a variety of Australian broadcast and print media outlets. In addition to his columns in Money Magazine and My Business Magazine, he has written for a variety of national publications such as the Australian Financial Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Age and The Business Spectator. Previously, Mark was a tax adviser for over 20 years, specialising in individual and small business tax, in both the UK and Australia.

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Taxation

Small Businesses Missing Out On $2.4 Billion This Financial Year

A new study revelated a lot of fresh and surprising information about the small business owners in Australia.  Why don't small business owners use the $20,000 tax break and why do these people feel frustrated? A lot of people have poor knowledge about taxations or are still not aware of utilising the instant tax write-off. A new study* has revealed that a staggering 85% of small business owne...

Taxation

Mixing up Company and Private Money and their Tax Impact

Every year the Australian Taxation Office checks to see whether businesses, especially SMEs make certain types of transactions involving private expenses on behalf of the company funds. The laws and regulations for such cases are collectively known as the Division 7A rules of the Tax Act - effective since 1936. These laws have been developed to make sure those transaction don't take place. Unle...

Business Finance and Loans

Financing Your Business Growth: Loans, Leases and More

Businesses either fail, stay in the same place for years, or they continuously grow and expand. There are reasons behind these patterns. Business growth needs finances in order to ensure that growth through expanded premises, more resources, new machinery, etc. With these financial responsibilities to guarantee your successful business growth, there are some tax and financial subtleties you shou...

Business Structure

Growing Tax Pains: Ultimate Guide to Redoing Your Business Structure

When changing your business structure, you may incur a hefty capital gains tax bill, such as from a sole trader to a separate legal entity or company. However, the ATO has provided a rollover relief when you transfer assets during a business restructuring. Consult a tax accountant or business adviser on matters such as CGT, rollover costs, transfers of ownership and leases. As businesses gro...

Taxation

Small Businesses Missing Out On $2.4 Billion This Financial Year

A new study revelated a lot of fresh and surprising information about the small business owners in Australia.  Why don't small business owners use the $20,000 tax break and why do these people feel frustrated? A lot of people have poor knowledge about taxations or are still not aware of utilising the instant tax write-off. A new study* has revealed that a staggering 85% of small business owne...

Taxation

Mixing up Company and Private Money and their Tax Impact

Every year the Australian Taxation Office checks to see whether businesses, especially SMEs make certain types of transactions involving private expenses on behalf of the company funds. The laws and regulations for such cases are collectively known as the Division 7A rules of the Tax Act - effective since 1936. These laws have been developed to make sure those transaction don't take place. Unle...

Business Finance and Loans

Financing Your Business Growth: Loans, Leases and More

Businesses either fail, stay in the same place for years, or they continuously grow and expand. There are reasons behind these patterns. Business growth needs finances in order to ensure that growth through expanded premises, more resources, new machinery, etc. With these financial responsibilities to guarantee your successful business growth, there are some tax and financial subtleties you shou...

Business Structure

Growing Tax Pains: Ultimate Guide to Redoing Your Business Structure

When changing your business structure, you may incur a hefty capital gains tax bill, such as from a sole trader to a separate legal entity or company. However, the ATO has provided a rollover relief when you transfer assets during a business restructuring. Consult a tax accountant or business adviser on matters such as CGT, rollover costs, transfers of ownership and leases. As businesses gro...

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