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Impact of Recent Changes vide Budget 2018 in EPF Act, 1952

Corporate Law - IMPACT ANALYSIS OF RECENT CHANGES ENACTED THROUGHT BUDGET 2018 IN THE EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ACT, 1952...

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Know PF Balance Through Missed Call AND SMS Alert

Corporate Law - UAN Activated Members Can Know PF Balance Through Missed Call AND SMS Alert Members registered on the UAN portal may get their details available with EPFO by giving a missed call at 011-22901406 from their registered mobile number.  If the UAN of the member is seeded with any one of the Bank A/c number, AADHAAR […]...

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Proposed Change in EPF Admin Charges, threshold limit and EPF Interest Rate

Corporate Law - EPFO registration now required at a threshold limit of 10 employees instead of 20 employees...

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Are Provisions of EPFO Act Applicable to ICAI?

Corporate Law - We all seem to have the basic understanding of the Provident Fund Provisions. However, being a Fellow Member of the esteemed Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), one question has always made me curious i.e. whether the provisions of EPFO Act are applicable to an autonomous regulatory body like ICAI....

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Taxability of EPF withdrawn of Accumulated Balance before 5 years & International Employees Exemption

Corporate Law - EPF Taxability if withdrawn before 5 year of Service & Foreign Employees Exemption...

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Pensioner’s Portal at EPFO website

Corporate Law - EPFO has launched the pensioner’s portal https://mis.epfindia.gov.in/PensionPaymentEnquiry. The pensioner’s portal is recently launched service, available at EPFO website by which all EPFO pensioners may get the details of pension related information like Pension payment order number, Pensioner’s Payment Order details, Pensioner’...

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New Facilities for UAN- Aadhar Linking Introduces By EPFO

Corporate Law - Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced UAN-Aadhaar linking facility for the convenience of members using EPFO Link in UMANG Mobile App. This is in addition to the existing web facility already available at EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in >> Online Services >> e-KYC Portal>> LINK UAN AADHAAR....

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EPFO lays down provisions to help Pensioners in submitting Jeevan Parmaan with ease

Corporate Law - As per the provisions laid down, pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 are required to submit Life Certificate annually in the month of November each year. From 2016 facility has been provided for submission of Jeevan Parmaan digitally as authentication for proof of identity of the individual pensioners. In order to obviate t...

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PFRDA rolls out Aadhaar based APY Subscription through eNPS platform

Corporate Law - PFRDA rolls-out Aadhar Powered Digital on Boarding into APY through eNPS platform for wider reach; Benefits of APY@eNPS include paperless registration; No need to visit Bank Branch & to have Banking Id and 24*7 Online En-rollment at the customer’s convenience. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has embarke...

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Collections of EPF started with 4 more banks in addition to SBI

Corporate Law - ollections of EPF dues have been started with PNB, Allahabad Bank, Indian Bank, Union Bank of India in addition to State Bank of India through direct online mode. ...

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Belated deposit of employees contribution to PF / ESIC is not allowable

Kalyan Silks Trichur (P) Ltd. Vs. Joint Commissioner Of Income Tax (Kerala High Court) - The solitary common issue that arose in these appeals was with regard to the legality of dis-allowance of deduction made towards belated deposit of employees contribution of Provident Fund/Employees State Insurance. A reading of the order passed by the Tribunal shows that the first appellate authori...

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Deduction u/s 43B for EPF / ESIC paid after due date

M.V.S Engineering Ltd Vs The CIT (Delhi High Court) - In this case high court held that payment of employees contribution under the Employees Provident Fund and Misc. Provision Act, 1952 and the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 is allowable if paid before the due date of filing Income Tax Return or filing of Income Tax Return whichever is earlier e...

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Employees’ PF/ ESI Contribution allowable as a deduction u/s 36(1)(va) if paid by due date prescribed therein

ITO Vs. LKP Securities Ltd (ITAT Mumbai) - The decisions by the apex court in the case of Vinay Cement Ltd. (supra) and Alom Extrusions Ltd. (supra) are admittedly with reference to section 43B and, further, qua the scope of the amendments thereto. The deductibility of the employee’s contribution is not regulated by section 43B....

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Dues of EPF, ESIC, etc., if deposited before due date of filing return, is allowable

Tara Jewels Export (P.) Ltd. Vs Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax, 8(3) (ITAT Mumbai) - After considering the rival submissions and perusing the relevant material on record it is observed that the due date for filing the return of income by the assessee under section 139(1) for the relevant year is 30.11.2006. The AO has drawn a chart at page-4 of the assessment order showing the dates...

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Apprentices are ‘regular employees’ for EPF coverage

A decision of the EPF Appellate Tribunal, North Delhi, that the term “employee” was defined in the Payment of Bonus Act as regular workers which included apprentices, was upheld by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. Rejecting the contention...

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Trade/Sale/Purchase of Securities by Trusts of EPF Exempted Establishments – Reg.

No. C-Ex/Ex - Return/ 2013/Vol. II/3990 - (25/05/2018) - It is clarified that the Trust of exempted establishment are required to obtain the prior permission of Regional P.F. Commissioner for selling of securities if and only if the Trusts have to utilize the amount obtain4 through sale of securities for meeting the obligatory expenses arising out of any ...

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EPFO declares interest Rate on EPF for the year 2017-18

No.Invest.I/CBT Agenda/ROI/2017-18/4153 - (25/05/2018) - The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has conveyed the approval of the Central Government under Para 60(1) of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 to credit interest @ 8.55% for the year 2017-18 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under...

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Admin charges payable by employer on EPF amended WEF 01.06.2018

Notification No. S.O. 2011(E) - (21/03/2018) - Government reduces normal administrative expenses payable by the employer with effect from 1st June, 2018 at 0.50 per cent of the pay subject to a minimum sum of seventy-five rupees per month for every non-functional establishment having no contributory member and five hundred rupees per month per e...

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EPFO: Reg. Defaulting Establishments mandated for inspection

No. CAIU/011(72)2016/Shram Suvidha Portal/2566 - (03/05/2018) - (1) The following categories of establishments are mandated for inspection without referring/seeking permission for inspection from CAIU, Head Office : (a) List of establishments generated through Shram Suvidha Portal of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India for inspection....

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Submission of Life Certificate/non re-marriage certificate by Pensioners under EPS, 1995

No: Pension-l/17(10)2016-17/Jecvan Pramaan/913 - (09/04/2018) - It is requested to issue suitable instruction to field offices under your jurisdiction for taking necessary actions adopting the methodology explained in the circular for acceptance of life certificate /non re-marriage certificate by the Banks and release of pension to pensioners....

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Trade/Sale/Purchase of Securities by Trusts of EPF Exempted Establishments – Reg.

No. C-Ex/Ex - Return/ 2013/Vol. II/3990 (25/05/2018)

It is clarified that the Trust of exempted establishment are required to obtain the prior permission of Regional P.F. Commissioner for selling of securities if and only if the Trusts have to utilize the amount obtain4 through sale of securities for meeting the obligatory expenses arising out of any of the reasons mentioned in condition no...

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EPFO declares interest Rate on EPF for the year 2017-18

No.Invest.I/CBT Agenda/ROI/2017-18/4153 (25/05/2018)

The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has conveyed the approval of the Central Government under Para 60(1) of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 to credit interest @ 8.55% for the year 2017-18 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under Para 60 of EPF Scheme, 1952....

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Admin charges payable by employer on EPF amended WEF 01.06.2018

Notification No. S.O. 2011(E) (21/03/2018)

Government reduces normal administrative expenses payable by the employer with effect from 1st June, 2018 at 0.50 per cent of the pay subject to a minimum sum of seventy-five rupees per month for every non-functional establishment having no contributory member and five hundred rupees per month per establishment for other establishments. ...

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EPFO: Reg. Defaulting Establishments mandated for inspection

No. CAIU/011(72)2016/Shram Suvidha Portal/2566 (03/05/2018)

(1) The following categories of establishments are mandated for inspection without referring/seeking permission for inspection from CAIU, Head Office : (a) List of establishments generated through Shram Suvidha Portal of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India for inspection....

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Submission of Life Certificate/non re-marriage certificate by Pensioners under EPS, 1995

No: Pension-l/17(10)2016-17/Jecvan Pramaan/913 (09/04/2018)

It is requested to issue suitable instruction to field offices under your jurisdiction for taking necessary actions adopting the methodology explained in the circular for acceptance of life certificate /non re-marriage certificate by the Banks and release of pension to pensioners....

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Impact of Recent Changes vide Budget 2018 in EPF Act, 1952

IMPACT ANALYSIS OF RECENT CHANGES ENACTED THROUGHT BUDGET 2018 IN THE EMPLOYEE PROVIDENT FUND ACT, 1952...

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Test Check genuineness of Online EPF Claims for settlement: EPFO

No. NDC/Appl Software/2018/41 (02/04/2018)

(i) Out of the list of online claims being provided, atleast 1% of online cases must be test checked for genuineness. (ii) The member/employer may also be contacted, if felt necessary based on the above observations, to confirm genuineness of the claim....

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Pensioner’s Portal at EPFO website

EPFO has launched the pensioner’s portal https://mis.epfindia.gov.in/PensionPaymentEnquiry. The pensioner’s portal is recently launched service, available at EPFO website by which all EPFO pensioners may get the details of pension related information like Pension payment order number, Pensioner’s Payment Order details, Pensioner’...

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Enrollment of member under Employees’ Pension Scheme- Reg.

No :Pension-1/17(10)2016-17/Jeevan Parman/23945 (26/03/2018)

It has been decided to make available following additional route for allotment of UAN for enrollment as member of EPS, 1995 in the event of non-possession of aadhar number to facilitate immediate enrollment as member and to avoid delay in remittance of contributions in respect of the new employees....

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EPFO Instructions for payment of erroneous contributions deposited for certain periods

No. WSU/9(1)2013/Settlement of Claims/Pt /1985 (23/03/2018)

References have been received in Head Office for furnishing guidelines on belated refund of contributions received by EPFO owing to wrong coverage, voluntary or erroneous deposits etc....

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