On 15 October 2001, the Prime Minister announced the creation of an Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT). The office of the IGT was formally set up by the Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003.
When it was set up, the main role of the IGT was to review and report to Government with recommendations on:
- systems established by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to administer the tax laws, including systems for dealing or communicating with the public generally, or with particular people or organisations, in relation to the administration of the tax laws; and
- systems established by tax laws, but only to the extent that the systems deal with administrative matters.
From 1 May 2015, the IGT is also able to help members of the community to address complaints they have about the actions of the ATO or the Tax Practitioners Board. More information on this role is available on the Making a Complaint page.
Former Inspectors-General of Taxation
- Mr David R Vos AM (4 August 2003 – 5 November 2008)
- Mr Ali Noroozi (6 November 2008 – 5 November 2018)