Tax Auditor

Tax Auditor

Tax auditor is the person permitted to carry out tax audit specified under section 44AB of the Income Tax Act, 1961, to ensure that the accounts of the taxpayer reflect true and fair picture of income. 

Job Aspects : Analytical, Attention to detail, Fast Paced, Intellectually Challenging, People Skills

Job Pressure High

Academic Pressure High

  • Early Salary

    2 - 3 L

  • Mid Level Salary

    8 - 10 L

  • Senior Salary

    14 - 18 L

What do they do?

Tax auditors play a very vital role in the life of organisation. Their main objective is to compute the taxable income according to the law and to maintain transparency in the financial statements filed by a person with the income tax department. 

He/she should have thorough knowledge of accounting and auditing. Sound knowledge of taxation laws and laws governing the business of the client, updated with the recent developments in the laws are some of the pre-requisites to be a tax auditor.

What a Tax Auditor does

Day to day work

Skills and Education needed

Skills Needed

    • He/she must be well versed in the fundamental principles and theory of all branches of accounting and auditing
    • Should be straightforward, scrupulously honest and tactful
    • Should keep all information strictly confidential

How do I get there?

To become a tax auditor, a person has to complete the chartered accountancy course conducted by ICAI. This involves passing relevant examinations and undergoing training as specified under Section 4 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949. Further, the member of institute must hold full-time certificate of practice.

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