Taxation Inspector

Inspects and assesses taxation returns to ensure compliance with government legislation, and investigates suspected breaches of taxation legislation.
Training time 6 months
Avg. weekly wage $1,514
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,700

What does a Taxation Inspector do?

  • searching aircraft, vehicles, premises and people, and checking documents and goods to detect illegal activities such as undocumented cargo, prohibited goods and illegal aliens
  • examining and assessing visas and residency applications
  • testing applicants' ability to operate a motor vehicle, assessing applicants' suitability to hold learner's permits and probationary licences, and issuing learner's permits and probationary licences
  • identifying pest and weed problems and determining treatments and management
  • assessing claims for government benefits
  • carrying out random checks of taxation documents to detect non-compliance with taxation legislation
  • conducting visual checks of the mechanical, structural, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems of railway wagons, carriages and locomotives for condition and correct classification
  • ensuring that train, tram and bus services are provided according to schedule, monitoring the cleanliness, presentation and condition of vehicles, and recommending improvements and changes to services

Related courses

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Certificate IV in Government (Revenue Administration)
Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory compliance)