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Tax Officer

Close up of a tax return form

Tax officers are civil servants, working for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who work out how much tax companies and individuals must pay on their income and profits. Some tax inspectors work in areas such as fraud or international taxation.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Trainees on the HMRC Graduate Programme (Tax Professional) start on around £31,000 a year. Once they have qualified, tax officers start on Grade 7 at around £52,000 a year. This can rise to around £57,000 a year with experience. There is a good pension scheme.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3238
2.2 %
RISE
2029
3309
  United Kingdom
2024
53655
4.9 %
RISE
2029
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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

More Information

HMRC sometimes run an Internship Programme for 6-8 weeks over the summer. This is an opportunity to gain an insight into HMRC business and the role of a Tax Professional. Please note that this programme may not run every year.

Revenue and Customs jobs are usually advertised in the local press and Jobcentre Plus offices.

Recruitment for the HMRC Graduate Programme (Tax Professional) usually begins in September each year for entry the following September. Please refer to the HMRC website for updates.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

GOV.UK
Website: http://www.gov.uk

This website gives information about all government services and departments.

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