We live in an age where digital disruption is a part of doing business…even for the office of Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT).

Posted 8th September 2017

The IGT, Mr Ali Noroozi, is currently heading up a review into the future of the tax profession and the taxation system given the increased use of digital technology with regard to the risks, challenges and opportunities presented by technological, social, policy and regulatory changes.

Mr Noroozi will outline the review when he addresses students at Carnegie Mellon University in Adelaide later this month. He’ll also talk about his review into the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) fraud control management, the complaint handling service provided by his office and tax administration more generally.

‘Rapid technological advancement provides challenges and opportunities in the field of taxation for the taxpayers, the tax profession and government policy and regulation. They also present opportunities through the use of cloud technologies, artificial intelligence and robotic automation. However, greater data access poses cybersecurity challenges and risks which need to be guarded against,’ said Mr Noroozi.

The IGT, an independent statutory agency, seeks to improve tax administration in this country through:

  • Mmaintaining an effective and efficient complaints handling function;
  • Identifying and prioritising areas of tax administration requiring improvement; and
  • Conducting reviews and making recommendations for improvement to the Government, the ATO and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Mr Noroozi holds degrees in Engineering and Law, including a Masters of Law specializing in taxation. He has almost 25 years of experience working in taxation, including working at leading international accounting and law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as 9 years as the IGT.

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Date: Friday 15th September 2017

Place: Level 2 Seminar Rooms, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens Building, 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide