Income Tax Inspector Salary (Guide 2023)
The pay scale of the Income tax inspector salary is as per the 7th pay commission. Government jobs come with a grade-wise pay scale which is common for all people in a similar post. The pay is revised from time to time to accommodate inflation. Now, different-tier cities have different pay scales.
As a general estimate, the income tax inspector’s salary ranges between INR 44,900 to INR 1,42,400 with a grade pay of INR 4,600.
This article will disclose more about the job profile, highest paid job in the IT department, and more.
What does a tax inspector do?
The income tax inspector can either be responsible for the assessment section or the non-assessment section. Both the job profiles deal with the daily ongoing interaction of the IT department and the taxpayers.
In this profile the income tax inspector will be responsible to assess the income tax collected from people, firms, companies, etc. and to manage refund claims and TDS queries made by the taxpayers.
In this profile, the income tax officers will be responsible to conduct raids and do the official paperwork for them.
Department Assigned to Income Tax Inspector
The Income tax inspector can be assigned to any of the three departments listed below.
- Income Tax Department
- Central Bureau of Investigation
- Indian Revenue Service
Which is the highest post in the income tax department?
The highest post in the income tax department is Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax which has INR 80,000 fixed, excluding other perks and allowances. This profile comes under the Indian Revenue Services in the IT department.
The designation and the pay scales for different posts in the Income Tax Department are categorized into two types:
- For the Indian revenue service in the Income Tax Department.
- For grades other than the Indian revenue service in the Income Tax Department.
The designation and pay scale for the Indian revenue service in the Income Tax Department are shown below:
|Sr. No||Cadre 2 Designation||Payscale 3|
|1||Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs. 80,000 (fixed)|
|2||Chief Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs. 75,500-80,000|
|3||Principal Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs. 67,000-79,000|
|4||Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs. 37,400-67,000 + grade pay of Rs. 10,000|
|5||Additional/Joint Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs. 37,400-67,000 + grade pay of Rs. 8,700/ Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs. 7,600|
|6||Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs. 6,600|
|7||Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs. 5,400|
|8||Reserves (Group ‘A’)||Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs. 5,400|
The designation and Pay Scales for a grade other than the Indian revenue service in the Income Tax Department is shown below:
|Sr. No||Cadre/ Designation||Payscale|
|1||Income Tax Officer||Rs. 9,300-34,800 + grade pay of Rs. 4,800/Rs. 5,400|
|2||Posts in AO cadre||Rs. 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs. 6,600/Rs. 9,300-34,800 + grade pay of Rs. 4,800/4,200|
|3||Posts in PS cadre||Rs. 9,300-34,800 + grade pay of Rs. 4,800/4,200|
|4||Inspector of Income Tax||Rs. 9,300-34,800 + grade pay of Rs. 4,600|
|5||Executive Assistants||Rs. 9,300-34,800 + grade pay of Rs. 4,200/|
|6||TA/Steno III/Driver||Rs. 5,200-20,200 + grade pay Rs. 2,400|
|7||Notice server/LDC/ Driver||Rs. 5,200-20,200 + grade pay of Rs. 1,900|
|8||Group C||Rs. 5,200-20,200 + grade pay of Rs. 1,800|
|9||Posts in EDP cadre||Rs. 15,600-39,100/Rs. 5,200-20,200|
|10||Posts in OL cadre||Rs. 15,600-39,100/Rs. 9,300-34,800|
What is the highest salary of income tax inspector?
The salary of the income tax inspector is Rs. 9,300-34,800 + grade pay of Rs. 4,800/Rs. 5,400, which is between INR 44,900 to INR 1,42,400.
Allowance and benefits
The income tax inspector and other designations are provided with added allowances and benefits. These include:
- Dearness Allowance’s current rate is 17%
- House Rent Allowance depending upon the tier of the city they are posted: 8% to 24%
- Travel Allowance for cities up to INR 3600
- Paid Leaves
- Medical Benefits
FAQ- Income Tax Inspector Salary
1. Which is the highest-paid job in SSC CGL?
The highest-paid job in the SSC CGL category is Assistant Audit Officer, AAO. It is a grade B profile of gazetted and non-ministerial roles. The pay scale is under level 8, and the salary ranges between INR 47,600 to 1,51,100. Their work involves performing audits for the government and decision-making as per the audit, reporting to the senior personnel.
2. Is income tax inspector Group B or C?
The Income tax inspector job profile falls under the Group B cadre in the Income tax department. It is the highest post in this cadre.
The income tax inspector’s salary ranges between INR 44,900 to INR 1,42,400. It’s a grade B profile. There is a scope for promotion and the worthy candidate can retire from the post of commissioner. The job profile can be in either the assessment or nonassessment section. The candidates are recruited after clearing the SSC combined graduate-level examination which happens every year.
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