Provident Fund

Contribution to Provident Fund- Tax ability- Employer’s View

Corporate Law - According to section 36(1)(iv) any sum paid by the assessee as an employer by way of contribution towards a recognized provident fund shall be allowed as a deduction in computing the income referred to in section 28 (income under PGBP)....

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Practical Understanding of ESI & PF – Present & Future Scenario

Corporate Law - Provident Fund– An act which provides establishment of provident fund, pension fund & deposit linked insurance fund for eligible employee in eligible establishment and factories. 1) Applicability – All establishments employing 20 or more persons (5 or more for Cinema Theaters) are brought under preview of the Employee prov...

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Income Tax Exemption in Respect of retirement benefits

Corporate Law - Article discusses Tax Treatment of Various retirement benefits i.e Gratuity, Leave Encasement, Commuted Pension, Uncommuted Pension, Statutory Provident Fund, Recognised Provident Fund and Unrecognised Provident Fund. ...

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Social Security Agreement signed between India-Japan

Corporate Law - Foreign assignments involving mobility of international workers has always been entangled in the complexities of two legislations. To ease out the hindrances and protect the interest of cross border workers of India and Japan, India has signed social security agreement (SSA) with Japan w.e.f. Oct 1, 2016....

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Provident Fund in India – An Overview

Corporate Law - Article tries to explain applicability, contribution rates, various methods for calculation of contribution, types of provident fund, taxability of contribution to various funds and so on....

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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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5 steps taken by EPFO for speedy settlement of claims

Corporate Law - The Employees’ Provident Funds Organization (EPFO) has taken various steps for speedy settlement of claims which inter alia include: 1. Composite Claim Form (Aadhaar) and Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhaar) has been introduced by replacing the erstwhile Claim Forms No. 19, 10C and 31, with a view to simplify the submission of claims by t...

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Employees’ Enrolment Campaign launched by EPFO

Corporate Law - An Employees’ Enrolment Campaign has been launched by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation during the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017, in order to extend social security benefits to all the eligible workers in the country. During the Campaign, various financial incentives are being offered to establishments to enroll their workers. ...

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Govt to enable Withdrawal upto 90% for Purchase of House from EPF

Corporate Law - Government to Amend EPF Scheme, 1952 to Enable EPF Members to Withdraw upto 90 Percent Fund for purchase of dwelling house/flat or construction of dwelling house/acquisition of site....

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Last date of Digital Life Certificate submission extended to 31.03.2017

Corporate Law - Last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra extended upto 31st March 2017. EPF & MP Act, 1952 made applicable to all staff employed in ECHS on contractual basis. A single page composite claim form in death cases replaces Form 20, form 5-IF and Form 10-D...

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Contribution to unrecognized Provident fund not eligible for deduction U/s. 80C

M/s. Kodakkad Service Co-operative Bank Ltd. Vs The Income Tax Officer (TDS) (ITAT Cochin) - Admittedly, the contributions of the assessees to the Provident Fund are not a recognized Fund, the same are not eligible for deduction u/s. 80C (2) (vi) of the I.T. Act. ...

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Coal Mines Provident Fund Commissioner is a Public Officer / Servant – Supreme Court

Coal Mines Provident Fund Commissioner through Board of Trustee Vs. Ramesh Chandra Jha (Supreme Court of India) - Having considered the submissions made on behalf of the Appellant and the Respondent appearing in-person, we are of the view that the judgment and order of the High Court does not require any interference, particularly when the issue raised in this Appeal has already been decided by this Court in Ci...

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In case of default by the employer by an exempted establishment, in making its contribution to the Provident Fund Section 14B of the Act will be applicable – SC

Regional Provident Fund Commissioner Vs The Hooghly Mills Co. Ltd. & Ors. (Supreme Court of India) - RPFC Vs. The Hooghly Mills Co. Ltd. & Ors.(SC) - .The question which falls for consideration before this Court in this case is whether the employer of an establishment which is an ‘exempted establishment’ under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (hereinafte...

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SC allows clubbing of two establishments as one for the purposes of the PF as there was unity of ownership, management, control, finance, labour and functional integrity

L. N. Gadodia & Sons & ANR. Vs. Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (Supreme Court of India) - L. N. Gadodia & Sons & ANR. Vs. Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (Supreme Court of India)- When two establishments are run by the same family under a common management with common work force and with financial integrity, they are expected to be treated as branches of one establishment for the pu...

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Amendment to Section 43B is retrospective -SC

CIT Vs. Alom Extrusions (Supreme Court) - Whether amendment to Section 43B (Section) of Income Tax Act,1961, enacted with effect from 1 April 2004, is retrospectively applicable? This amendment was introduced to rationalize the tax deduction of the employer's contribution to provident fund, superannuation fund, gratuity fund and such other...

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EPFO discontinues submission of Form- 9 in physical form by employer

No: WSU/10(1)2011/Changes in MAP/1312 - (18/09/2017) - In exercise of powers conferred on Central Provident Fund Commissioner under paragraph 36(7) of Employees Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, discontinuance of submission of Form No. 9 in physical form is hereby ordered in respect of all the members joining as well as the establishments being covered on o...

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EPFO revises composite Pension Payment Order form

No: Pension-I/17(1)/2000/PPO - (15/09/2017) - The Central Provident Fund Commissioner has approved a composite Pension Payment Order form (copy enclosed) replacing the existing Pension Payment Order. The Information Services Division has made requisite changes in the application Software to replace the existing Pension Payment Order with the re...

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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for settlement of claims in EPFO

No: Manual/Amendment/ 2011/Pt./10800 - (24/08/2017) - Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) should be followed for the process of settlement of claims. Anything that is not contained in the current SOP shall be governed by the existing Manual of Accounting Procedure (MAP). In case of any conflict between the SOP and the Manual of Accounting Procedure, thi...

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EPFO: Online System for generation of Certificate of Coverage- reg

File No. IWU/7(31) /Application for COC/10677 - (24/08/2017) - Attention is drawn to circular of even no dated 31.07.2017, vide which information regarding the launch of the online system for generation of COC was conveyed & the physical application for COC was discontinued....

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EPFO: Forwarding of details required for assessment and timely declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17

No: WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10440 - (21/08/2017) - The work relating to the assessment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17 has been taken up. The Productive Linked Bonus (PLB) for the employees of EPFO is assessed on the basis of the productivity achieved and manpower used in respect of each Regional Office separately....

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EPFO discontinues submission of Form- 9 in physical form by employer

No: WSU/10(1)2011/Changes in MAP/1312 (18/09/2017)

In exercise of powers conferred on Central Provident Fund Commissioner under paragraph 36(7) of Employees Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, discontinuance of submission of Form No. 9 in physical form is hereby ordered in respect of all the members joining as well as the establishments being covered on or after 1st October, 2017. Copy of the o...

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EPFO revises composite Pension Payment Order form

No: Pension-I/17(1)/2000/PPO (15/09/2017)

The Central Provident Fund Commissioner has approved a composite Pension Payment Order form (copy enclosed) replacing the existing Pension Payment Order. The Information Services Division has made requisite changes in the application Software to replace the existing Pension Payment Order with the revised Pension Payment Order....

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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for settlement of claims in EPFO

No: Manual/Amendment/ 2011/Pt./10800 (24/08/2017)

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) should be followed for the process of settlement of claims. Anything that is not contained in the current SOP shall be governed by the existing Manual of Accounting Procedure (MAP). In case of any conflict between the SOP and the Manual of Accounting Procedure, this SOP shall be followed....

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EPFO: Online System for generation of Certificate of Coverage- reg

File No. IWU/7(31) /Application for COC/10677 (24/08/2017)

Attention is drawn to circular of even no dated 31.07.2017, vide which information regarding the launch of the online system for generation of COC was conveyed & the physical application for COC was discontinued....

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EPFO: Forwarding of details required for assessment and timely declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17

No: WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10440 (21/08/2017)

The work relating to the assessment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17 has been taken up. The Productive Linked Bonus (PLB) for the employees of EPFO is assessed on the basis of the productivity achieved and manpower used in respect of each Regional Office separately....

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EPFO notifies Revised Composite Claim Form for Death cases (PF, EPS, EDLI)

No: Manual/Amendment/2011/Pt/9536 (21/08/2017)

Composite Claim Form for Death cases has been reviewed and accordingly a revised Composite Claim Form for death cases, approved by CPFC, is attached herewith. This claim form shall come into force from the date of issue of this circular....

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Format for Authorisation of Repayment o Housing Loan out of PF Account

No: WSU/39(1)2017/Housing Scheme/10420 (18/08/2017)

Cash Branch should ensure that generation and disbursal of EMIs in respect of the all claims under para 68-BD(4) of EPF Scheme, 1952 on the 1st working day of the month. The Cash Branch should also generate the forwarding letters for intimation for disbursal of EMIs to the lending agency as well as to the member, on the first working day ...

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Submission of Aadhaar as identity document by members of EPS, 1995

No.Pension-I/17(10)/2016-17/Jeevan Pramaan-Aadhar/8051 (04/08/2017)

It is informed that Aadhaar No. would not be mandatory for International Workers as well as workers from Nepal and Bhutan. Further, submission of Aadhaar will be optional upto 30th September 2017 for those members who already have UAN prior to 1st July 2017 and has to go for re-registration. ...

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EPFO clarifies on Skilled & Unskilled workers for PMRPY Scheme

Notification No. CAIU/11(71)2017/MOT (31/07/2017)

It is stated that the PMRPY Scheme was intended to target semi-skilled and unskilled workers and would be applicable to those workers whose wage/salary was up to Rs. 15000/-per month....

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EPFO: Implementation of e-court software- revised procedure

No. C-I/1(63)2017/e-court/ (24/07/2017)

As you are aware, in the e-court software the allotment of 7A & 14B cases among assessing authorities is automatic so as to ensure that the workload is spread uniformly and cases are allotted randomly....

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