SSC CGL: Income Tax Inspector Job Profile, Salary, Pay Scale, Career


SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Job Profile: The Staff Selection Commission announced over 30 Group B and C Category Posts with multiple job vacancies for SSC CGL 2016. We hope SSC aspirants have submitted their application online. While filling post preferences, there are a number of job profiles you wish to know about. In this article, we will be talking about Income Tax Inspector Job Profile, Recruitment Exam, Salary and Career Path. This is also a prominent post preferred by a lot of candidates.

A number of candidates must have multiple doubts and queries regarding the key responsibilities of an Income Tax Inspector. Do you have any of the following doubts.

  • What are the necessary Education Qualifications required for applying for the post of Income Tax Inspector?

  • How to get recruited for the post of Income Tax Inspector?

  • What is the Job Description of an Income Tax Inspector?

  • What is the Salary of an Income Tax Inspector?

  • What is the career path of an Income Tax Inspector?

If yes, let us go step by step and understand what an Income Tax Inspector actually do.


Income Tax Inspector Job Profile

The post of Income Tax Inspector is a highly prestigious position to hold. This is one of those unique job profiles which include both desk and field activities.


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The core area of your daily job responsibilities depend upon the area you get posted to. In the Income Tax Department, there are 2 separate sections for your post.

  1. Assessment Section
  2. Non-Assessment Section

In the Assessment Section, you will be primarily handling all the desk job details which comes the title of Income Tax Inspector. Your job would be the assessment of Income Tax which people or a company is liable to pay. Handling Refund Claims and TDS related queries also fall under your job profile.

In the Non-Assessment Section, you will be subjected to field work. You will get to be a part of the rapid response team which conducts raids. Your desk work will be limited to gathering intel and proper evidence against possible defaulters. This job profile might sounds interesting but can be risky at times.

Now, let us discuss about the recruitment procedure for  Income Tax Inspector Post through SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016.


SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Recruitment Procedure 

You need to have a complete graduation degree from a recognized college or univeristy if you wish to apply for the post of AAO. The recruitment procedure for the post of  Income Tax Inspector involves SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 Examination, followed by document verification of the shortlisted candidates.

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You need to qualify in this exam in order to move to the next level.

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A cumulative score achieved in Tier I and Tier II SSC CGL Exams will be considered while creating the merit list. The candidates will be considered for the post of Income Tax Inspector after document verification.

We hope candidates are now well aware of the recruitment procedure. Let us revert our attention towards the career of an  Income Tax Inspector .

Income Tax Inspector Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances    

The salary breakdown of an Income Tax Inspector is as follows.

  • Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/-
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 4,600/-
  • Initial Pay: Rs. 9,300/-
  • Total Pay: Rs. 13,900/-

Apart from the regular fixed pay, an Income Tax Inspector also enjoys a bunch of perks, benefits and allowances.

  1. DA on Total Pay above (around 107%)
  2. Transport Allowance (TA)
  3. House Rent Allowance (if not provided with quarters)
  4. Petrol Allowance
  5. Mobile Bill (limited)

According to current pay scales, you would get a salary of around 40,000/- per month initially. The salary can vary according to the location you get posted. An Income Tax Inspector gets posted on a PAN India Basis.


Income Tax Inspector Work Environment

The job profile of an Income Tax Inspector is quite unique. There are chances of both desk work as well as exciting field work. But one of the best things with this job is the existence of a proper work life balance.

Work in the hours defined by the department and go home on the right time. There is only a little provision for over time. Only in case of an impending raid will you have to work for longer hours.


Income Tax Inspector Career Path and Opportunities 

The main challenge for the post of Income Tax Inspector is going through the SSC CGL Recruitment Process. Once you are recruited by the Income Tax Dept., you can expect a steady career growth. The career progression can be seen in the following way.

  1. Income Tax Officer ( ITO ), a group B Gazetted post, in around 4-6 years
  2. The Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax (A.C., I.T.) in around 10-12 years
  3. Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (D.C.I.T.)
  4. Joint Commissioner of Income Tax ( J.C.I.T.)
  5. Additional Commissioner of Income Tax ( A.D.C.I.T.)
  6. Commissioner Of Income Tax

This goes without saying that working with the Income Tax Department carries a sense of pride and respect in society too.

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  1. I am an engineering student and will get my degree in the upcoming year (2017) .Can I apply for the job.? Will it be difficult for me to prepare and pass the examination at all stages

  2. A guy got selected in ssc cgl and my girl friend is about to marry with him…..
    Therefore I need to accomplish more than what he has.

  3. Do the IT inspectors get chance to give state preferences after final selection or they can be posted anywhere in India initially?

  4. I am studying my btech by 2018 I will complete I want to succeed in SSC CGL .can you plz tell me that where can I get upto date notifications inorder to know when the exams are going to held and moreover for which post I mean if I take the test which post can I get directly officer post r else asst officer in details please thank u

  5. My question is quite different, if anyone can help me to get rid of it, so it would be very greatfull to me.
    Actually my eyesight is weak (-6 or -7 approx) and i heard that it plays an important role in interview. If i will take a treatment of laser. so can i become an Income tax inspector?

    Suggest me.

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  7. Sir i am a central govt employee, i want to know in which group post of income tax inspector falls?? Becouse according to ssc cgl notification it comes under group c, but grade pay wise which is 4600/- it comes under group b posts.plz reply.becaue i am seeking age relaxation as a central govt employee. And for general category there is 5 years relaxation for group b posts and on the other hand for group c posts the relaxation is up to the 40 years of i am not eligible for group b posts.plz reply sir.

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