How to become Income Tax Officer & SSC CGL 2022-2023

Income tax officer – ITO is the Department of the Central Government of India that deals with Income Tax of the 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 taxes. Whatever black money is seized by the ITO is used to run government institutions. If an individual, business or organization does not fill their ITR or fills the wrong ITR, the ITO has the right to raid it. Application for ITO did not release yet.

ITO Important links

Here are the important links related to ITO that candidates 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

SSC CGL Important Dates

Here is given all the important dates for SSC CGL.

EventsSSC CGL dates 2022-2023
SSC CGL Notification tier 1September 17, 2022
CGL tier 1 application start dateSeptember 17, 2022
Last date to apply for SSC CGL tier 1October 13, 2022 (Extended)
Last date for making an online fee paymentOctober 14, 2022 (Revised)
Last date for the generation of offline ChallanOctober 13, 2022 (Revised)
Last date for payment through ChallanOctober 15, 2022 (Revised)
Application form correction facilityOctober 19 & 20, 2022 (Revised)
SSC CGL tier 1 admit cardWR & NWR – November 18, 2022
NER – November 19, 2022
Madhya Pradesh – November 22, 2022
Central Region – November 23, 2022
Eastern region – November 25, 2022
Northern region – November 26, 2022
Southern region – November 28, 2022
Karnataka & Kerala region – November 28, 2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 exam dateDecember 1 to 13, 2022
Provisional answer key release date for tier 1December 2022
SSC CGL answer key challenge facility for tier 1December 2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 ResultFebruary 2023
SSC CGL Tier 2 exam dateMarch/April 2023
SSC CGL Tier-2 answer key and response sheetMarch/April 2023
Availability of SSC CGL answer key challenge facility for Tier 2March/April 2023
SSC CGL Tier 2 result dateMay/June 2023
SSC CGL Tier 2 scorecard dateMay/June 2023
Release of SSC CGL final answer key and question papers for tier 1May/June 2023
SSC CGL Tier 3 exam dateAugust 2023
SSC CGL Tier 4 call letterSeptember 2023
CGL Tier 4 exam dateOctober 2023
Final SSC CGL resultNovember 2023

Duties of Income Tax Officer

ITO jobs include both fieldwork 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 filed 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 into 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.

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 are given below.

  • Those belonging to schedule caste, schedule tribe, and PWD category get 10 years of age relaxation and OBC candidates 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 the Preliminary exam, Aspirants will be selected for the main examination. In the Preliminary exam, 100 questions are asked from General Intelligence & General Awareness with a duration of 2 hrs, and 100 questions are asked from Arithmetic with a duration of 2 hrs.

Main Examinations are also called final exams. this exam consists of two-stage that is first is a written exam and the second is a personality test or Interview. After completing the Interview, Aspirants will be posted as ITO.

Career Prospects Of Income Tax Officer

Income tax officer gets a lot of promotions during their tenure. All promotions 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 is 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 litres Petrol
  • Mobile Bill (limited)
  • Some allowances such as HRA Depend 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 deductions like NPS, the salary is around 55,000.

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