Tax inspector job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Tax inspector job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 19 Aug 21

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What Does a Tax Inspector Do?

Learn about the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, salaries and required skills that should be in a Tax inspector job description.


Job designation: - Tax inspector

The job of a tax inspector is thorough analysis of a person’s or an organisation’s financial income and tax payment. In the light of defaulting to pay tax, a tax inspector is bound to take legal steps to ensure tax payment in time.

Duties and responsibilities of a Tax inspector

The responsibility of a tax inspector is like no other. A person in that position is expected to uphold the law and work in accordance with it.  

  • Creating reports and submitting to senior officials

  • Assessment of the financial condition of a person or a company

  • Conducting raids on people or organization suspected of tax evasion

  • Taking legal steps to avoid illegal income through unethical means

  • Bringing tax evading individuals to justice and uphold the law

Places of employment for a Tax inspector

  • Income Tax Department

  • Central Bureau of Investigation

  • Indian Revenue Service

Work schedule of a  Tax inspector

It is a typical 9AM to 5PM job but sometimes they have to work longer due to their involvement in raids, investigation of financial fraud and evaluation of finances of suspected individuals or organizations


Qualifications required to become a Tax inspector

Mostly it is required by a candidate to have a degree and a certain percentage in that qualification. They have to pass the SSC Combined Graduate exams of all the four tiers and they have to go through interviews and physical check-up to be declared eligible for the job.


Under-graduate courses to become a Tax inspector


  • Graduation from any stream is required

  • The institution has to be reputed and recognised


Eligibility to pursue the course: -


  • Class 12th pass out from a recognised board with any stream (Arts, Commerce or Science)

  • Merit-based admission or entrance exams in certain universities


Key/Technical skills

  • Ability to operate computer

  • High level of crime deduction

  • Zero compromise of ethics during duty hours

  • Assessing financial performances of a person or an organization

  • Time and stress management accompanied by the risks involved in this job

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: - Rs. 4.8 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 3.6 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary (Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax): - Rs. 9.6 lakhs per annum

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