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Marcus

Marcus Leonard

National Leader, Tax

Sydney

+61 2 9240 9771

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Marcus is a Tax Partner with BDO in Sydney.  His advice is both practical and realistic, motivated by a keen understanding of commercial drivers and tax law.

Marcus advises listed corporate groups, private family enterprises and government departments on a range of domestic and international taxation issues. He has in-depth experience advising clients on leverage and non-leverage finance leases, Capital Gains Tax, restructures, acquisitions and / or divestments, employee share plans, tax effect accounting, Fringe Benefits Tax and general tax planning. Marcus also provides specialised tax compliance corporate governance services to large private groups, ASX-listed companies and international entities. He is a sought-after speaker and regular presenter of technical papers for the Taxation Institute of Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia, and has been widely quoted in leading business magazines on tax law developments.

Marcus joined BDO in 2012 as Partner. He has been public practice for more than 15 years.

Services

  • Tax consolidation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Managed investment trusts
  • Capital gains tax
  • Tax due diligence
  • Taxation reports
  • Corporate tax
  • Tax risk management
  • Loss recoupment
  • Taxation of trusts
  • Division 7A
  • Small business capital gains tax concessions
  • Tax audits
  • Succession planning
  • International financial reporting standards

Sectors

  • Financial services
  • Property & construction
  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Listed companies
  • Family business

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Masters of Tax
  • Chartered Tax Adviser

Affiliations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Member, NSW State Council of the Tax Institute
  • Fellow, Tax Institute