Provident Fund

TDS on EPF Balance Withdrawal

Corporate Law - Provisions related to TDS on withdrawal from Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 No TDS in respect of the following cases:- Transfer of PF from one account to another PF account. Termination of service due to III health of member /discontinuation of Business by employer/completion of project/other cause beyond the control of member. If ...

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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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7.8% interest on General Provident Fund for Oct 17 to Dec 17

Corporate Law - Government of India has announced that during the Financial Year 2017-18, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% (Seven point eight per cent) with effect from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. ...

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EPFO members can link their UAN with Aadhaar online

Corporate Law - EPFO is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having Universal Account Number (UAN) and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online. This, in turn, would facilitate the members, a better and speedy EPFO services....

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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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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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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: Revised Procedure for Auto-Transfer of Accounts

No. IS/4(1)2017/2715 - (15/11/2017) - With reference to above circular, it is to inform that the necessary functionality required to carry out Auto Transfer of Accounts of a member on change of employment has been launched in Unified Portal/ EPFO Application Software....

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EPFO: Provision of functionality for generation e-Form-9

NDC/APPLDEV/2017/e-Form9/13901 - (14/11/2017) - A functionality to generate for the establishments/ members joining EPF Scheme on or after 1st October 2017, has already been provided in the EPFO application software vide version no 5.68 dated 22-09-2017....

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FAQs on Exit from NPS for Central Government Sector/ Autonomous Bodies

No. HRD/58/2017/NSDL/18 - (10/11/2017) - For detailed provisions and regulations, please refer PFRDA (Exit and Withdrawal under National Pension System) Regulations 2015 and subsequent amendments under it, The same are also available on website of PFRDA at www.pfrda.org.in....

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Changes in Revised Application Form for Certificate of Coverage in respect of Indian Worker

File No.IWU/7(31) /Application for COC - (13/10/2017) - A few minor changes have since been made in the revised single application form to include the details of family members accompanying the employee abroad and the business activity (Industry, Trade Services) of his/her present employer in India to be incorporated if required ....

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Problem faced by Nepalese pensioners in private sector

No. Pension. 1/275/Nepali Pension 2015/11531 - (12/10/2017) - Procedure to be adopted by Indian Banks who have branches in Nepal for submission of life certificates of Nepalese pensioners. The Bank Managers or authorized officials of Nepal SBI Bank Limited (NSBL)/Everest Bank Limited (EBL) located in Nepal may certify the physical copy of the Life certificate ...

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EPFO: Revised Procedure for Auto-Transfer of Accounts

No. IS/4(1)2017/2715 (15/11/2017)

With reference to above circular, it is to inform that the necessary functionality required to carry out Auto Transfer of Accounts of a member on change of employment has been launched in Unified Portal/ EPFO Application Software....

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EPFO: Provision of functionality for generation e-Form-9

NDC/APPLDEV/2017/e-Form9/13901 (14/11/2017)

A functionality to generate for the establishments/ members joining EPF Scheme on or after 1st October 2017, has already been provided in the EPFO application software vide version no 5.68 dated 22-09-2017....

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FAQs on Exit from NPS for Central Government Sector/ Autonomous Bodies

No. HRD/58/2017/NSDL/18 (10/11/2017)

For detailed provisions and regulations, please refer PFRDA (Exit and Withdrawal under National Pension System) Regulations 2015 and subsequent amendments under it, The same are also available on website of PFRDA at www.pfrda.org.in....

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7.8% interest on General Provident Fund for Oct 17 to Dec 17

Government of India has announced that during the Financial Year 2017-18, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% (Seven point eight per cent) with effect from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. ...

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EPFO members can link their UAN with Aadhaar online

EPFO is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having Universal Account Number (UAN) and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online. This, in turn, would facilitate the members, a better and speedy EPFO services....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Changes in Revised Application Form for Certificate of Coverage in respect of Indian Worker

File No.IWU/7(31) /Application for COC (13/10/2017)

A few minor changes have since been made in the revised single application form to include the details of family members accompanying the employee abroad and the business activity (Industry, Trade Services) of his/her present employer in India to be incorporated if required ....

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Problem faced by Nepalese pensioners in private sector

No. Pension. 1/275/Nepali Pension 2015/11531 (12/10/2017)

Procedure to be adopted by Indian Banks who have branches in Nepal for submission of life certificates of Nepalese pensioners. The Bank Managers or authorized officials of Nepal SBI Bank Limited (NSBL)/Everest Bank Limited (EBL) located in Nepal may certify the physical copy of the Life certificate of the pensioners residing in Nepal and ...

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PFRDA rolls out Aadhaar based APY Subscription through eNPS platform

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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Procedure to Issue Show Cause Notice to EPF Exempted Establishments

No. Exem/10(20)/2016.Vol.III/14471 (09/10/2017)

Vide circular under reference above, RPFCs have been directed to ensure compliance of all the exempted establishments regarding filing of online monthly/ annual returns and to issue Show Cause Notice to all the defaulting establishments, which have not filed the online returns. ...

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Disposal of grievances related to EPPO registered at Pgportal.gov.in

No. CSD-I/Review Meeting/Hon'ble Secy./2016/14456 (06/10/2017)

1. A grievance registered through this portal is required to be disposed of within thirty days of its lodgement. 2. A grievance is taken as disposed of only after the satisfaction of the person who lodged the grievance is ascertained and recorded....

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