How to become Income Tax Officer & SSC CGL 2021

Income tax officer – ITO is Department of Central Government of India deals with Income Tax of Central Board of Direct Taxes. The ITO is a post that is supposed to be respectful but apart from this, it also creates fear among the people . Especially for those who hide their income from the government and steal tax. Whatever black money is seized by the ITO is used to run government institutions. If an individual, businesses or organization does not fill their ITR or fill wrong ITR, the ITO has the right to raid on it. Application for ITO did not released yet.

ITO Important links

Here is the important links related to ITO which candidate’s can use according to their situation.

Old WebsiteClick here
Official WebsiteClick Here
Apply nowClick Here
Admit cardClick Here
Answer KeyClick Here
ResultClick Here
Help deskClick Here

ITO Important Date’s

Here is given all important dates of ITO.

Application BeginTo be Notified
Last date to applyTo be Notified
Admit card releasedTo be Notified
Exam dateTo be Notified
Answer Key releasedTo be Notified
Result DeclaredTo be Notified

Duties of Income Tax Officer

ITO jobs include both field work and desk work. The daily duty depends on the income tax department in which an ITO has been posted.

The main duty of an ITO is to access tax returns and report the possible dissimilarities in the returns filled by companies, individuals etc.

There is a lot of income tax defaulter in the country. It is the duty of an ITO to find those defaulters and bring them in the eyes of the government so that they can pay the accurate income tax after showing their exact income.

Qualities to become Income Tax Officer

Candidates who want to become income tax officers should be brave, honest and hardworking.

Apart from this, the candidate should also be tax free. Because they may have to deal with high profile people who can prove an officer to be wrong and imperial by using their status to protect themselves.

Income Tax Officer

Eligibility Criteria Of Income Tax Officer

To become an ITO, you must have the following eligibilities. To become an ITO one has to crack the exam of SSC-CGL.

Education Qualification

  • To become an ITO, your graduation should be complete which is from any stream and from any university.

Age criteria

  • You should be 18 to 27 years of age to apply for the post of Income Tax Inspector by SSC-CGL exam.

Age relaxation criteria of Income tax officer

In this exam, only those in the Reserve category get Age Relaxation. Age relaxation criteria is given below.

  • Those belonging to schedule caste, schedule tribe and PWD category get 10 years of age relaxation and for OBC candidate get 3 years of relaxation.

How to become Income Tax Officer

Any graduate has to crack SSC-CGL exam to become an ITO.  There are two phases in this exam, written examination and interview, after which you also have to undergo physical fitness and medical fitness. 

After passing the exam of SSC CGL or Preliminary exam, Aspirant’s will be selected for main examination. In Preliminary exam, 100 question are asked from General Intelligence & General Awareness with duration of 2 hrs and 100 question are asked from Arithmetic with duration of 2 hrs.

Main Examination are also called final exam. this exam consist of two stage that is first is written exam and second is personality test or Interview. After completing Interview , Aspirants will be post as ITO.

Career Prospects Of Income Tax Officer

Income tax officer gets a lot of promotions during his tenure. All promotion are described below. The best officer of the batch can go up to the rank of Commissioner of Income Tax.

Rank list before becoming Commissioner of ITO given below.

  • Income Tax Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax
  • Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
  • Joint Commissioner of Income Tax
  • Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
  • Commissioner of Income Tax

Salary Of Income Tax Officer

According to the Seventh Pay Commission, the salary of an ITO is around 44,900 along with this , he is given perks and Allowance like

  • DA (Dearness Allowance) on Total Pay
  • TA (Transport Allowance )
  • House Rent Allowance
  • 30 liters Petrol
  • Mobile Bill (limited)
  • Some allowances such as HRA Depends on the city in which you are working.

While an income tax officer’s one-month average salary is around 60,000 , including salary perks & allowances and after deduction like NPS, salary is around 55,000.

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