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Karen Payne appointed full-time Inspector-General of Taxation

Karen Payne appointed full-time Inspector-General of Taxation

The government has appointed Karen Payne as the full-time Inspector-General of Taxation for a five-year period from 6 May 2019.

  • Staff Reporter
  • April 10, 2019
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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced on Monday that Ms Payne would take over from former IGT Ali Noroozi, who left the role on 6 November 2018 after 10 years at the helm.

Ms Payne is the inaugural CEO of the Board of Taxation and a board member. Previously, she was a partner with MinterEllison specialising in corporate and international tax, with extensive experience managing complex tax related matters across the financial services, property, mining, energy and utilities sectors.

Ms Payne is a solicitor and holds a master's of commerce, legal studies and taxation and a bachelor of laws and bachelor of commerce, accounting, finance and systems from the University of New South Wales.

"This appointment will continue the high level of skills and experience available to the office of IGT to help improve the administration of the tax laws for the benefit of all taxpayers," Mr Frydenberg said.

He also thanked Andrew McLoughlin for his contribution as the acting IGT. 

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