Former ATO director joins H&R Block
Tax agency group H&R Block (HRB) has appointed a former Taxpayers Australia head of tax and ATO senior director to the newly-created role of director of communications.
In his new role, Mark Chapman will be responsible for the development of the firm’s green paper which will detail H&R Block’s perspectives on the future of the tax system and priorities for Treasury to consider as part of its own tax system review project.
He will also be responsible for building the HRB Australia Tax Institute while developing, maintaining and executing the HRB regulator engagement strategy.
H&R Block managing director Brodie Dixon said the firm is excited to be appointing an executive of Mr Chapman’s standing to build the firm's internal capability and reputation within the industry.
Mr Dixon said there are many developments occurring within the tax sector, spurred on by the recent release of the Treasury white paper.
“H&R wants to lead the debate about the future of Australia’s tax system,” he said.
“We will be active in engaging the Federal Government and the industry to ensure there is a good outcome for all parties following the review of the tax system”, Mr Dixon added.