Provident Fund

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

Income Tax - 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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TDS on EPF Balance Withdrawal

Income Tax - Provisions related to TDS on withdrawal from Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 under section 192A No TDS on withdrawal from EPF in 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 t...

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Benefit of Contribution in Provident fund Job ke sath bhi job ke Baad bhi

Income Tax - During life time as person has to achieve lot of mile stone i.e His own marriage, marriage of his son and daughter, higher education, Medical exigencies, construction and Purchase of House. Besides these requirement he has also have to save money for his old age requirement when he will become to old and not able […]...

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All About ESIC and PF with New Rates of ESIC

Income Tax - Applicability of the ESI scheme  The ESI scheme is applicable to all factories and other establishments as defined in the Act with 10 or more persons employed in such establishment and the beneficiaries’ monthly wage does not exceed Rs 21,000 are covered under the scheme. Whether the employer has employed 10 or more employees, all [&he...

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Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Registration

Income Tax - WHAT IS EPF? Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is a scheme regulated by central government under ‘The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952′ which came into effect from 1951 which extends to whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir. EPF is one of the most beneficial investment methods for salaried em...

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CBT Approves Proposal to Recommend Amendment in EPS 1995

Income Tax - In a major decision, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) EPF in a meeting held at Hyderabad on 21 August 2019, approved the proposal to recommend for amendment in Employees' Pension Scheme(EPS) 1995 for restoration of commuted value of pension to the Pensioners after 15 years of drawing commutation which will benefit approx. 6.3 lakh...

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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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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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Pensioner’s Portal at EPFO website

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

Income Tax - 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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Contractual employees entitled to Employee Provident Fund benefit: SC

Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) - Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) Members of the Respondent ­Union have been in continuous employment with the Company for long periods of time. They have been receiving wages/salary directly from the Company without the involvement of any contractor si...

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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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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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Govt extends EPF act provisions to establishments of J&K

Notification No. S.O. 3962(E) - (31/10/2019) - Central Government hereby extends provisions of Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 to apply to the establishments, employing ten or more persons and covered under the provisions of the erstwhile the Jammu and Kashmir Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Pro...

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EPFO to open offices in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

Office Order No. HRM-VII/1(19)2019/J&k and Ladakh/8366 - (25/10/2019) - Competent Authority has approved the opening of Regional Offices of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India) at Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh with immediate effect....

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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 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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Contractual employees entitled to Employee Provident Fund benefit: SC

Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court)

Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) Members of the Respondent ­Union have been in continuous employment with the Company for long periods of time. They have been receiving wages/salary directly from the Company without the involvement of any contractor since the date of their engagement. The wo...

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

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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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

TDS on EPF Balance Withdrawal

Provisions related to TDS on withdrawal from Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 under section 192A No TDS on withdrawal from EPF in 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 t...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Govt extends EPF act provisions to establishments of J&K

Notification No. S.O. 3962(E) (31/10/2019)

Central Government hereby extends provisions of Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 to apply to the establishments, employing ten or more persons and covered under the provisions of the erstwhile the Jammu and Kashmir Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1961. MINISTRY OF LABOUR AN...

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EPFO to open offices in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

Office Order No. HRM-VII/1(19)2019/J&k and Ladakh/8366 (25/10/2019)

Competent Authority has approved the opening of Regional Offices of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India) at Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh with immediate effect....

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Benefit of Contribution in Provident fund Job ke sath bhi job ke Baad bhi

During life time as person has to achieve lot of mile stone i.e His own marriage, marriage of his son and daughter, higher education, Medical exigencies, construction and Purchase of House. Besides these requirement he has also have to save money for his old age requirement when he will become to old and not able […]...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

CBT Approves Proposal to Recommend Amendment in EPS 1995

In a major decision, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) EPF in a meeting held at Hyderabad on 21 August 2019, approved the proposal to recommend for amendment in Employees' Pension Scheme(EPS) 1995 for restoration of commuted value of pension to the Pensioners after 15 years of drawing commutation which will benefit approx. 6.3 lakh...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

All About ESIC and PF with New Rates of ESIC

Applicability of the ESI scheme  The ESI scheme is applicable to all factories and other establishments as defined in the Act with 10 or more persons employed in such establishment and the beneficiaries’ monthly wage does not exceed Rs 21,000 are covered under the scheme. Whether the employer has employed 10 or more employees, all [&he...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Registration

WHAT IS EPF? Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is a scheme regulated by central government under ‘The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952′ which came into effect from 1951 which extends to whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir. EPF is one of the most beneficial investment methods for salaried em...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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: Corporate Law |

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