5 November 2018

Thanking the Inspector-General of Taxation

On behalf of the Morrison Government and the public, I take this opportunity to thank Mr Ali Noroozi and acknowledge his 10 years of service as the Inspector-General of Taxation.

Mr Noroozi has shown exemplary leadership since his appointment in 2008, undertaking more than 30 reviews across a broad range of issues, including Australian Taxation Office debt collection, tax disputes, audits, transfer pricing, services to tax practitioners, taxpayer rights, IT upgrades and so-called ‘U-turns’. The IGT has also recently completed and released the review of the ATO’s fraud control management.

During his 10-year tenure, Mr Noroozi has successfully implemented a significant expansion in the functions of the IGT office, since assuming the role of ombudsman for tax administration matters in 2015.

Mr Noroozi brought extensive experience to the role and has continued his distinguished career in the public service, championing the rights of taxpayers.

I thank again Mr Noroozi for his service and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that the current Deputy Inspector-General of Taxation, Mr Andrew McLoughlin, will be acting as the Inspector-General of Taxation on a short-term basis from 6 November 2018 until the new Inspector-General begins their term early in 2019.