The Minister went on to note that 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.
In a recent speech, the outgoing IGT called on the Government to implement his recommendation to establish an independent management board to oversee the ATO. Mr Noroozi also called for the creation of a separate and dedicated appeals group within the ATO, and recommended that the IGT should be renamed the Taxation Ombudsman.
CPD questions (answers available)
- On what day did Ali Noroozi retire as IGT?
- Who is the acting IGT?
- What body took over the Tax Ombudsman’s role?
- Does the Ombudsman investigate individual complaints about the ATO?
- What sort of problems does the IGT go on investigating?