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Tax Officer

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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 £28,652 a year (£32,722 a year in London). Once they have qualified, tax officers start on Grade 7 at £48,868 a year (£55,006 in London). There is a good pension scheme.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2296
0.3 %
FALL
2023
2289
  United Kingdom
2018
37294
2.5 %
RISE
2023
38231

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

HMRC sometimes run an Internship Programme for 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 is not running in 2018.

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.

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.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/about/recruitment
Website (2): https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi

Career opportunities with HM Revenue and Customs are advertised in Jobcentre Plus offices and in the local and national press. They can also be viewed on the Civil Service jobs website.

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