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Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman has over 25 years experience as a tax professional in both the UK and Australia, specialising in tax for individuals and SMEs. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and CPA Australia and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He holds a Masters of Taxation Law with the University of New South Wales. Since 2015, Mark has been Director of Tax Communications with H&R Block Australia. He writes regularly on tax issues for numerous media outlets and presents on topical tax topics at seminars and other events. He broadcasts frequently on radio and television and writes a regular column for Money Magazine and Yahoo7 Finance. As a tax practitioner in the UK, he occupied a number of senior positions before moving to Australia in 2007 to join the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a senior director. He is also the author of Life and Taxes: A Look at Life Through Tax (Wolters Kluwer CCH, 2017) and the second, third and fourth editions of Australian Practical Tax Examples (Wolters Kluwer CCH, 2019, 2020 and 2021).

From the author

On the record

Business records are useful if you want to sell your business and ensure better accuracy and ease when conducting annual...
tax returns, tax time

Tax tips for small-business owners

A detailed look at the tax deductions small-business owners can claim when preparing the paperwork for their FY 2020/21 ...
tax hotspots, audit

The tax opportunities and implications of running a small business

What do you need to know about the tax opportunities and pitfalls that starting a new business brings and ensure you rem...
JobKeeper, government, loan

What the end of JobKeeper means for sole traders and SME owners

It's essential to keep your labour budget sustainable as JobKeeper ends - you may be able to bring staffing levels back ...

Starting a side-hustle in the new year? Here’s what you need to know

A lot of people have started doing side-hustle work to augment their income but are unaware of the tax implications that...
Christmas festivities tax

Keeping out of trouble with the taxman in your Christmas festivities

Christmas festivities for your small business may be end up costing you a lot more than a hangover if you aren't tax-wi...
tax returns, tax time

Top tips for filing your tax return ahead of deadline

It's important to get your return in as soon as possible in order to get back any tax that you are owed and to take adva...
tax hotspots, audit

The Australian Tax Office hotspots 2019 – do they apply to you?

The tax office is looking into work-related expenses and investment property claims as hotspots where taxpayers may make...
asset write-off

How SMEs can take advantage of the instant asset write-off

The instant asset write-off is a great way to tax effectively fund the expansion and efficiency of the business and redu...

Keeping tabs on Christmas costs

Top tips on managing cashflow in the midst of rising Christmas costs to get your business through to the new year on a h...