EPF

Section 192A – TDS on Premature withdrawal from EPF

Income Tax - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is a saving scheme introduced, under the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Act, 1952, with an aim to promote savings which can be used post-retirement of an employee. Section 192A was inserted vide the Finance Act 2015 applying the tax deduction at source (TDS) provisions in case of the prematur...

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SC judgement holding allowances as part of basic wages- contradictory?

Income Tax - Is the recent SC judgement holding allowances as part of basic wages for the purpose of determination of PF contribution, in contradiction with the stand of the Law makers and implementeors? In its recent judgement in the case of RPFC vs. Vivekananda Vidyamandir and others & Surya Roshni Ltd & Ors. vs. The State of […]...

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List of documents required for closure of ESI & PF account

Income Tax - List of documents required for closure of ESI account In case of company  the following documents may be an evidence for closure of your ESI code No: 01. Proof of Sale of your machinery; 02. Full & final Settlement of workers along with evidence, such as acquitance of all the discharged employees towards full and […]...

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Whether EPF withdrawal attracts Taxes?

Income Tax - The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is an investment and more beneficial scheme enacted by the Government in the common interest of employees. In this scheme, the employer and employee, both are required to contribute an amount which is calculated on the basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance (if any). Employer Contribution...

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All about EPF Series-1

Income Tax - The EPF was established by the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) of India, a statutory body of the Government. It states that every organization having 20 or more permanent employees across different departments working, should compulsorily register with the EPFO. In the case of an organization which employs less than 20 employ...

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Guidelines for Registration of Factory/Establishment under ESI Act 1948

Income Tax - The ESI Act, 1948 is applicable to all factories and notified establishments in an implemented area employing 10 or more employees employed for wages. a) For Factory:‑ The threshold for coverage of “factory”, as per section 2(12) of the ESIC Act is 10 which are located in implemented areas. At present the Act is extended [&h...

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Govt gives opportunity to employees of Public Sector Insurance Companies to opt for Pension

Income Tax - Government decides to allow one more opportunity to employees of Public Sector Insurance Companies who joined on or before 28th June, 1995 The Government of India has decided to allow one more opportunity to employees of Public Sector Insurance Companies (PSICs) who joined on or before 28th June 1995, to opt for Pension, as a […]...

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Govt. recommends 8.65% interest on EPF for 2018-19

Income Tax - Central Board of Trustees, EPF recommends crediting of 8.65% rate of interest on Accumulations in the EPF Member’s Account for the year 2018-19 ...

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Two New Facilities for ESIC Beneficiaries Launched

Income Tax - In order to empower Insured Persons and their beneficiaries and create awareness among other Stakeholders, ESIC has come up with two new user friendly initiatives. The initiatives include the facility of ‘IVR (Interactive Voice Response)/Help Desk’ for ESIC Toll Free No. – 1XXX-XX-2526 and production of seven Audio-Visual cl...

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75% Advance to PF Members after leaving employment for one month proposed

Income Tax - Central Board of Trustees, EPF, approved the proposal for insertion of Paragraph 68HH in EPF Scheme, 1952 provisioning Advance from the fund to a member who ceases to be in employment for a continuous period not less than one month. Under this proposal a member can avail 75% of the total fund (including employee as well as employer share)...

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Applicability of amended Section 43B on employees contribution to PF

High Volt Electricals (P.) Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Since both the employee’s and employer’s contribution to Provident Fund was covered under the amended provision of section 43B, therefore Employees contribution to Provident fund (EPF), beyond the due date stipulated under the Provident Fund Act but before the due date of filing return of income...

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Implication of Supreme Court Verdict on Provident Fund

Regional Provident Fund Vs Vivekananda Vidyamandir And Others  (Supreme Court of India) - Supreme Court's (SC) ruling on Provident Fund on Thursday (28 February, 2019) states that employers can't segregate special allowances from basic salary. It has to be included for PF deductions under the Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, said a bench of Justices Arun...

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PF is applicable on Basic salary plus all allowances except HRA: SC

Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (II) West Bengal Vs Vivekananda Vidyamandir and Others (Supreme Court) - Regional Provident Fund Commissioner Vs. Vivekananda Vidyamandir and Others (Supreme Court) Basic wage, would not ipso­facto take within its ambit the salary breakup structure to hold it liable for provident fund deductions when it was paid as special incentive or production bonus given to more mer...

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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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 Provision of e-Nomination at Member Interface at Unified EPFO Portal

No NDC/2017/UAN/Pt./3143 - (06/06/2019) - A facility for filing of online e-nomination is available at Member Interface of Unified Portal. In order to make this functionality compatible with online Form 10D claim to be filed by members and online composite claim Form 10D/20/5IF to be filed by nominees, some modifications have been ...

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EPFO to provide calculation sheet at the time of PF withdrawal

No. WSU/Grievances/2019/19201 - (22/03/2019) - In order to increase transparency in respect of provident fund settlement withdrawal and to reduce the confusion & grievances of the subscribers, it has been decided that calculation worksheet of provident fund withdrawal of each member is to be provided either on their registered mobile number or t...

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Employees’ Provident Funds (Amendment) Scheme, 2018

68HH. Non-refundable advance to a member in case of continuous un-employment for a period of not less than one month.- The Commissioner or, where so authorised by the Commissioner, any other officer subordinate to him, may permit a member, on ceasing to be an employee in any factory or establishment...

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EPFO Facilitating Aadhaar number seeding in UAN

Notification No. C-III/1/2018/Cir/KYC - (29/11/2018) - UIDAI has clarified that EPFO may continue to avail Aadhaar based authentication services for the schemes for which notification under Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 has been issued and duly published in the Official Gazette....

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Non Submission of Online monthly IW1 return- Reg.

File No. IWU/7(30)2012/Return in R/O IWU/1191 - (28/11/2018) - As you may be aware that facility for online submission of IW-1 return by employers has started from 1st November 2018. It is observed that such returns are not being submitted online by concerned employers of establishments employing International Workers...

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Section 192A – TDS on Premature withdrawal from EPF

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is a saving scheme introduced, under the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Act, 1952, with an aim to promote savings which can be used post-retirement of an employee. Section 192A was inserted vide the Finance Act 2015 applying the tax deduction at source (TDS) provisions in case of the prematur...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

SC judgement holding allowances as part of basic wages- contradictory?

Is the recent SC judgement holding allowances as part of basic wages for the purpose of determination of PF contribution, in contradiction with the stand of the Law makers and implementeors? In its recent judgement in the case of RPFC vs. Vivekananda Vidyamandir and others & Surya Roshni Ltd & Ors. vs. The State of […]...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

 Provision of e-Nomination at Member Interface at Unified EPFO Portal

No NDC/2017/UAN/Pt./3143 (06/06/2019)

A facility for filing of online e-nomination is available at Member Interface of Unified Portal. In order to make this functionality compatible with online Form 10D claim to be filed by members and online composite claim Form 10D/20/5IF to be filed by nominees, some modifications have been incorporated in consultation with the ...

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List of documents required for closure of ESI & PF account

List of documents required for closure of ESI account In case of company  the following documents may be an evidence for closure of your ESI code No: 01. Proof of Sale of your machinery; 02. Full & final Settlement of workers along with evidence, such as acquitance of all the discharged employees towards full and […]...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Whether EPF withdrawal attracts Taxes?

The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is an investment and more beneficial scheme enacted by the Government in the common interest of employees. In this scheme, the employer and employee, both are required to contribute an amount which is calculated on the basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance (if any). Employer Contribution...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

All about EPF Series-1

The EPF was established by the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) of India, a statutory body of the Government. It states that every organization having 20 or more permanent employees across different departments working, should compulsorily register with the EPFO. In the case of an organization which employs less than 20 employ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Rectification of Employees Details in EPFO records online and offline

EPFO (Employee’s Provided Fund Organization) is an organization which keeps the contribution made towards PF (Provided Fund) of employees and provides pension after attaining the age of 58 / 50 years (provided service period is 10 years or more). EPFO has made it mandatory to link aadhar number of employees to their EPFO account (very [...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

SC decision on PF calculation lowered take home Salary

For employees with monthly pay of less than Rs 15,000, however, inclusion of all allowances in wages for PF calculation would result in a lower take-home salary. For employees with monthly pay of more than Rs15,000, Calculation of PF for Employer Contribution will be restricted to 12% of Rs. 15,000 only. So there will be no impact for su...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Guidelines for Registration of Factory/Establishment under ESI Act 1948

The ESI Act, 1948 is applicable to all factories and notified establishments in an implemented area employing 10 or more employees employed for wages. a) For Factory:‑ The threshold for coverage of “factory”, as per section 2(12) of the ESIC Act is 10 which are located in implemented areas. At present the Act is extended [&h...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Will your pension go up if Supreme Court Decision is implemented in full?

The Supreme Court has on 1st April  2019 has rejected the Special leave petition filed by EFPO against the decision of Kerala High court on quantum of pension payable to an employee after his retirement under employee pension scheme (EPS) 1995. This decision has generated wide spread interest in people working in organised Sector as [&he...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

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