ATO commissioner Chris Jordan reappointed until 2024

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan profile for Boss. 14th June 2016. Boss photo Louie Douvis Photo: Louie DouvisThe federal government has reappointed ATO boss Chris Jordan for a new five-year term.

Treasurer Scott Morrison on Thursday announced Mr Jordan’s term as Commissioner of Taxation would be extended until April 30 2024, along with the appointment of Ramez Katf as Second Commissioner of Taxation.

The respected ATO boss, who also serves as registrar of the n Business Register, had been due to complete his term at the end of 2019.

A former police officer, tax accountant, university lecturer and partner at consulting firm KPMG, he was first appointed to the role by the Gillard government in January 2013. Mr Jordan was a one-time adviser to former Liberal prime minister John Howard.

Mr Morrison and Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer said Mr Jordan had shown strong leadership fighting multinational tax avoidance.

“The ATO recently confirmed that this year alone, it has raised $2.9 billion in tax liabilities against a group of just seven multinational companies,” they said in a statement.

“Additionally, the ATO has advised that it expects to raise more than $4 billion in additional tax liabilities this year from large public groups and multinationals. And further, just last week the ATO had a major win in the Full Federal Court over Chevron, who were seeking to reduce their tax with aggressive internal transfer pricing arrangements.

“With the government’s support and additional funding, it is clear the ATO is delivering real results under Mr Jordan’s leadership of the tax office.”

Mr Katf, currently the ATO’s chief information officer, will serve as Second Commissioner until 2024 while also maintaining his current role.

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