Mark Pizzacalla

Partner, BDO

Area of expertise

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


PhD, Monash University
Master of Taxation, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Business (Distinction), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

About Mark

Mark works closely with his clients to quickly gain a thorough understanding of their complete tax position, and provides solutions that are technically sound, practical and commercial. Mark’s business experience, including acting as Managing Partner of his predecessor firm, gives him a strong appreciation of both the strategic and operational issues facing his clients, and provides relevance to the technical tax advice he delivers.

He is a regular expert commentator on tax issues, having contributed significant tax commentary through media and publications including Lateline Business, The Australian Financial Review, The Tax Institute Journal and the Australian Tax Forum.

Mark has completed his PhD in relation to the taxation of SMEs in Australia and is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia’s Parliament. More recently, Mark has been appointed by the Federal Government to the Board of Taxation. Mark is also a member of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Technical Committee.