Former inspector-general of taxation, Ali Noroozi will join PwC as a new partner in its financial advisory business.
Former inspector-general of taxation surfaces at PwC
Mr Noroozi will join PwC today, working with the firm’s tax controversy and dispute resolution team, as well as working with clients on complex tax matters, with a focus on governance and holistic tax advice.
Mr Noroozi departed his role as IGT on 6 November 2018 after 10 years at the helm, with no new replacement named to date. Andrew McLoughlin has been appointed as acting IGT in the meantime.
PwC tax practice leader, Pete Calleja said Mr Noroozi’s experience as IGT would bring an invaluable perspective to clients looking to efficiently manage and favourably resolve tax disputes.
“As the former inspector-general of taxation for the last decade, Ali’s commitment to improving our national tax system and its administration has been unwavering, in particular his dedication to driving a consistent, fair and equitable experience for taxpayers,” said Mr Calleja.
“Ali brings deep expertise regarding the complexities of the Australian Tax ecosystem and its regulators and his insights and expertise will be invaluable for our clients.”
Mr Noroozi, who has had previous work experience with fellow big four firms Deloitte and EY, as well as law firm MinterEllison, said he was looking forward to assisting taxpayers in his new role.
“I have been a passionate advocate for our tax system and the taxpayers within it and I am looking forward to supporting businesses in my new role at PwC,” said Mr Noroozi.
“The role advisers play in helping businesses, big and small, to understand and navigate our very complex tax system is a critical one. The vast majority of taxpayers want to abide by Australia’s tax laws in the most efficient way possible and get on with running and growing their businesses. I am looking forward to helping them do that.”
During his tenure as IGT, Mr Noroozi oversaw a four-fold growth of his office and handled close to 8,000 complaints from a range of tax professionals and taxpayers including vulnerable individuals and small businesses.