SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Salary, Job Profile And Career Growth

SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Salary

SSC CGL Income tax inspector job is the one job dreamt by thousands of aspiring candidates. When appearing for the SSC CGL examination, this job is among the first ones to come in the mind. Many of you must be curious to know about the exact Income Tax Inspector Salary, job responsibilities, work timings and career growth of the SSC CGL Income tax inspector in Central board of Direct Taxes. Income tax officers in CBDT are recruited through the SSC CGL examination conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission.

SSC CGL Salary: Check Post Wise Salary Structure

SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector  (CBDT) Salary

The in-hand salary of an income tax inspector may vary as per the city you live in. Check out the in-hand salary:
Pay Level of Posts Income Tax Inspector Salary (Pay Level-7)
Payscale Rs 44900 to 142400
Grade Pay 4600
Basic pay Rs 44900
HRA (depending on the city) X Cities (24%) 10,776
Y Cities (16%) 7,184
Z Cities (8%) 3,592
DA (Current- 17%) 7,633
Travel Allowance Cities- 3600, Other Places- 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) X Cities 66,909
Y Cities 63,317
Z Cities 57,925

SSC CGL Income Tax Officer Job Responsibilities

  • An Income tax officer can have two types of work profile which are transferable on a cyclic basis.
  • Work-related to the assessment of tax or non-assessment of tax.
  • It is often believed that Assessment postings are “cream postings” as they associate themselves with discretionary powers. The core job of assessment postings is to see the work related to the assessment of income tax to be imposed on an individual, partnership firm, company etc; and refund of it in case someone has deposited in excess.
  • He also has to see the work related to TAX DEDUCTION AT SOURCE (TDS) besides being accompanying a raid team. But if you are into Investigation wing, you may have to work even on the weekend if you are on search duty (Raid).
  • You have to work for 3-4 days, without a break. No one would allow you to take holidays during peak season.
  • An ITI on non-assessment seat generally has to do clerical work. Such postings are in Headquarters, judicial postings, HR works, TDS, and Training etc. You may finish your work in less than 3 hours, and the rest of the day is yours. You may be asked to accompany a raid team.

Work Timing for Income Tax Inspector 

Office timings are 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. It varies slightly from zone to zone. There is no extra work but in some special cases like when on raid or search, you may have to work without thinking of the time.

Promotion (Career Growth)

Along with SSC CGL Income tax Inspector Salary see below Growth path in in terms of post hierarchy:

  • You have to clear the Departmental Exam for becoming ITO (Income Tax Officer).
  • The Time taken in becoming an ITO differs from state to state.
  • In states like Kerala, ITIs have become to ITOs within 4 years. Generally, it takes 6-8 years to become an ITO from ITI.
  • One can get the first promotion in this job after completing eight years of service after clearing the departmental exam.
  • Promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority.

SSC CGL Income Tax Officer Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications- Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

Age Limit- Must not be exceeding 30 years

Income Tax Officer Selection Process

The selection process for the Income-tax officer consists of 4 stages with 2 computer-based online tests:

  1. Tier 1: Objective Computer-Based (online) Test (MCQs) containing 100 questions
  2. Tier 2: Objective Computer-Based (online) Test (MCQs) with 2 compulsory papers and 2 other papers for specific posts
  3. Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Pen and Paper mode)
  4. Computer Proficiency Test

SSC CGL Income tax Inspector Cut off

The final cut off for the post of Income-tax inspector in 2017 has been depicted below. It is usually among the highest cut-offs in the SSC CGL examination.

Category Cut Off
General 578.75/700
OBC 557.75/700
SC 515.25/700
ST 511.50/700
Ex-serviceman 482.50/700
OH 489.50/700
HH 473.00/700

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