IRS Officer Salary: Pay Scale, Allowances, and Perks

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : June 7th, 2022

IRS Officer Salary, and other perks of being what make the Indian Revenue Service Officer a desirous post among the aspirants. Indian Revenue Service is the government’s revenue arm. IRS Officer Salary basically depends on the position within the central and regime departments. The current 7th pay commission determines the salary of an IRS officer. Apart from a lucrative salary, an IRS officer gets many perks and benefits.

In this post, we will discuss the IRS officer salary per month and IRS Salary based on their positions in a detailed manner. We will also discuss the perks and other benefits that come along for an IRS officer in India.

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IRS Officer Salary

As we have mentioned above, the IRS Officer's Salary is determined by their positions. The entry-level salary of an IRS officer starts from Rs.56,100, where the grade pay is Rs. 5,400. Apart from the salary, an IRS officer receive various allowances and benefits which will be discussed below.

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For now, take a look at the salary of an IRS officer after the 7th pay commission.

Rank

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Approx IRS Salary (p.m.)

Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 15,600-39,100

Grade pay of Rs.5,400

Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500

Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 15,600-39,100

Grade Pay of Rs. 6,600

Rs. 67,700 - 2,08,700

Joint Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 15,600-39,100

Grade Pay of Rs. 7,600

Rs. 78,800 - 2,09,200

Additional Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 37,400-67,000

Grade Pay of Rs. 8,700

Rs. 1,23,100 - 2,15,900

Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 37,400-67,000

Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000

Rs. 1,44,200 - 2,18,200

Principal Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 75,500-80,000

Fixed

Rs. 1,82,200 - 2,24,100

Chief Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 75,500-80,000

Rs. 2,05,400 - 2,24,400

Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 2,25,000 (Fixed)

IRS Officer Salary- Rank Wise

After the completion of the training period, Indian Revenue Service officers are assigned to the Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax position. For this position salary of an IRS officer is Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500 per month, at Rs. 15,600-39,100 pay band, and a pay grade of Rs. 5,400.

  • The next level of an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax is the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax. for this position the IRS officer salary per month is Rs. 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of Rs. 6,600.
  • For the position of Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, an IRS officer salary is Rs. 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of Rs. 7,600 and they are assigned to the job of Head/Special Secretary of government departments.
  • After a few years as a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, the IRS officers get promoted to the position of Additional Commissioner of Income Tax. In this position, the salary of an IRS Officer is Rs. 37,400-67,000 with grade pay of Rs. 8,700.
  • The Principal Commissioner of the Income Tax gets around Rs. 75,500 to 80,00 per month.

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IRS Officer Salary Pay Grade

The salary of IRS officers is under the 7th pay commission’s recommendations. The pay grades were changed when the government established the 7th pay commission. The 7th pay commission introduced many advantages as the IRS Officer's Salary increased. Every month the IRS officers get grade pay in addition to their basic compensation.

In determining the salary of an IRS officer, grade pay plays an important role. The minimum grade pay per month is Rs. 1,400 and the highest grade pay is Rs. 10,000 per month in India.

IRS Officer Salary, Allowances, Perks, and Benefits

Apart from the handsome salary, the IRS officer gets numerous benefits.

  • They get excellent accommodation from the federal government. 
  • IRS officers also get Travel Allowance(TA), and automobiles. 
  • IRS officers with higher grades get chauffeurs for the given vehicles. 
  • An IRS officer also gets Dearness Allowance (DA) and City Compensatory Allowance (CCA).

Duties of an IRS Officer

An IRS officer has various roles and responsibilities. The primary duties of an IRS officer are as follows:

  • Black Money Restriction- IRS officers have statutory powers to identify and confiscate illegal wealth and take appropriate action to curb black money.
  • Tax Administration- IRS officers need to ensure that the revenue collection process is complete.
  • Policy Formulation- IRS officers also assist the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in formulating policies for Direct Taxes.
  • Takes care of the country’s economic borders- IRS officers are also responsible to provide protection against smuggling and other illegal activities. They are accountable for protecting the financial barriers of the country.

IAS Vs. IRS Officer Salary 

The initial Salary of an IAS Officer is around Rs. 56,100 per month excluding the allowances. IAS officers also get Travel Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Dearness Allowance. IAS salary is also after the 7th pay commission. The highest salary of an IAS officer is Rs. 2,50,500 and the chief secretary gets it.

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On the other hand, the initial salary of an IRS officer is between Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500 with grade pay of Rs.5,400. The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax gets the highest salary which of Rs. 2,25,000.

How to Become an IRS Officer?

To become an IRS officer candidates need to clear all stages of the UPSC Exam, which includes UPSC PrelimsUPSC Mains, and the Personality test. Every year UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination to recruit candidates for All Indian Services.

Candidates can apply for UPSC CSE and then clear all the rounds to be recruited as an IRS officers. UPSC also conducts IAS Exam, IPS Exam, and IFS Exam.

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IRS Officer Salary FAQs

  • The IRS Officer Salary is determined by their positions. However, initial IRS salary ranges from Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500 per month with grade pay of Rs. 5,400. The salary and grade pay increased along with promotions.

  • The entry-level initial salary of an IRS officer is Rs. 56,100. At probation, the HRA and other allowances are not given to IRS Officers OTs.

  • The government has introduced 7th pay commission, and it has altered the pay grades of the IRS officers. And under the 7th pay commission, the IRS officer salary has increased with some additional privileges. Initial IRS officer salary starts from Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500 per month and goes up to, Rs. 2,25,000 per month.

  • Apart from the salary an IRS officer also gets Travel Allowance (TA), Dearness Allowance (DA), and City Compensatory Allowance (CCA). TA is for traveling costs, dearness allowance is the money added to basic pay because of the inflation, and CCA is provided for the higher cost of living area.

  • IRS Officers with the Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax rank get Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500 per month where grade pay is Rs.5,400.

  • IRS Officer Salary for Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax gets Rs. 67,700 - 2,08,700 per month approx.

  • IRS officers with the Joint Commissioner of Income Tax rank get Rs. 78,800 - 2,09,200 per month approx.

  • IRS officer get paid during their training period as well. The Salary of an IRS officer during training is less than the initial salary which is around Rs. 56,100.

  • The IRS officer with the Additional Commissioner of Income Tax rank gets Rs. 1,23,100 - 2,15,900 per month approx.

  • The Commissioner of Income Tax gets an IRS salary of Rs. 1,44,200 - 2,18,200 per month approx. They get the highest grade pay which is Rs. 10,000.

  • The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax rank gets the highest IRS officer salary of Rs. 2,25,000. There is no grade pay for this rank, and the pay band is fixed at Rs. 80,000.

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