Provident Fund

An Overview of Employee Provident Fund – Withdrawal

Corporate Law - CS Lily Bali We all know that provident fund is a welfare scheme for employees and where both employer and employee contribute their  part but it’s a liability of employer to deposit whole part. Employer deducted the employee share from the salary of the employee. PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTION:  Both employee and employer are required to...

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Disallowance of Employee Contribution to PF- Analysis of Case Laws

Corporate Law - Article on Disallowance Of Employees’ Contribution To Provident Fund Or Superannuation Fund Or Gratuity Fund Or Any Other Fund For The Welfare Of Employees. Section 43B(b) r.w.s. 36(1)(va) of the Act....

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Online EPF Transfer Process

Corporate Law - Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), India Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has issued Instructions for transfer online EPF during this Pandemic situation (COVID-19). In case of change of Job, it is important to switch EPF account from previous employer to the new employer. Prerequisites: i. must ha...

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Reduction in Contribution to the Provident Fund – 14 FAQs

Corporate Law - Due to the adverse effects of COVID-19 on the economy, the Government has released several relief measures to increase liquidity in the economy. Prominent measures have been announced pertaining to the Employee’s Provident Fund Scheme....

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Withdrawal from Provident Fund before Completion of 5 years taxable?

Corporate Law - Withdrawal of Provident Fund may attract Income Tax. The Income Tax Department recently told EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) to deduct Tax (TDS) from the withdrawal amount, if the withdrawal happened before completing five years of subscription. Tax officials have cited a rule in the 1961 Income-Tax Act that taxes PF withdraw...

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EPF Contribution rate reduction for May 2020 to July 2020

Corporate Law - An Overview of announcement by honorable finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday 13/05/2020 regarding EPF contribution by which EPF Contribution was reduced for Employers and Employees for 3 months to 10% from 12% for all establishments covered by EPFO for next 3 months i.e. May 20, June 20 & July 20. Union finance minister N...

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EPFO updates KYC for 52.62 lakh subscribers since 1st April, 2020

Corporate Law - To extend the availability and reach of online services, which have become crucial in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, EPFO updated Know your Customer (KYC) data for its 52.62 lakh subscribers in the month of April and May 2020....

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Recent amendment of Employee Provident Fund

Corporate Law - What is Employee Provident Fund and the latest amendment. Employees’ Provident Fund or EPF is a popular savings scheme that has been introduced by the EPFO under the supervision of the Government of India. This is focused mainly on the salaried class of India to inbuilt their habit of saving money to build a substantial retirement co...

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COVID-19 Specific Process to Claim Your PF Advance

Corporate Law - 1. Login to Member Interface of Unified Portal http://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in 2. Go to online services and Click on Claim (Form-31,19,10C & 10D) Tab 3. Enter your Bank account number and Verify. 4. Click on ‘Proceed for Online Claim’ 5. Select PF Advance (Form 31) Form the Drop Down Menu 6. Select Purpose as R...

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Reduction in statutory rate of EPF contribution from 12% to 10% – FAQs

Corporate Law - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Reduction in statutory rate of EPF contribution from 12% to 10% Q 1. What is revised rate of EPF contribution announced by the Central Govt. under Atmanirbhar Bharat package? Ans. Under this package the statutory rate of EPF contribution of both employer and employee has been reduced to 10 percent of basic [&hel...

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Employees contribution to EPF & ESIC allowable if paid within relevant due date

PCIT Vs Orchid Pharma Ltd. (Madras High Court) - PCIT Vs Orchid Pharma Ltd. (Madras High Court) Employee’s contribution should be paid within the due date as provided in the related statutes to be allowed as deduction under Section 36(1)(va) of the Act.  A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court in the case of CIT Vs. M/s.Merchem Ltd. [repo...

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Employees’ contribution to EPF & ESIC deposited beyond due date not allowable

Pr. CIT Vs Orchid Pharma Ltd. (Madras High Court) -  Employees’ contribution to EPF and ESIC deposited beyond the due date prescribed under section 36(1)(va) would not be eligible for deduction even if deposited before the due date of filing the return of income tax under section 139(1)....

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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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7.1% Interest on PF deposit WEF 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020

F. No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2020 - (13/07/2020) - It is announced for general information that during the year 2020-2021, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.1% (Seven point one percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2020 to 30th September, 2020. This rate will be...

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Lower EPF rates applicable on salary for May, June & July 2020

Notification No. S.O. 1513(E) - (18/05/2020) - Lower rate of EPF subscription 10% with EPFO notified placing higher liquidity in the hands of employees and employers during COVID -19 pandemic. Government Sector, their PSEs and establishment whose subscription is being borne by Union Government under PMGKY continue to have subscription at old rat...

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No penalty for delayed deposit of EPF dues during lockdown

No. C-1/Misc./2020-21/Vol.I/112 - (15/05/2020) - Considering the difficulty faced by the establishments in timely deposit of contributions or administrative charges due for any period during lockdown, the EPFO has decided that such delays due to operational or economic reasons shall not be treated as default and penal damages should not be levied ...

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ECR filing due date extended to 15.05.2020 due to COVID-19

Notification No.C-I/Misc./2019-20/Vol.II/Part./9 and Press Release ID: 1614747 - (15/04/2020) - It is Clarified that the employers who seeks  to avail the Relief, need to file ECR for wage month March , 2020, on or before 15.05.2020, duly certifying the disbursement of wage to employees by declaring actual date of disbursement of wages for march 2020....

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EPFO settles 1.37 Lakh EPF withdrawal claims to fight Covid-19 in less than 10 days

Release ID: 1612849 - (10/04/2020) - Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), an statutory body under Union Ministry of Labour & Employment has processed about 1.37 lakh claims across the country disbursing an amount of Rs. 279.65 crore under a new provision especially formulated by amending the EPF Scheme to help subscribers figh...

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An Overview of Employee Provident Fund – Withdrawal

CS Lily Bali We all know that provident fund is a welfare scheme for employees and where both employer and employee contribute their  part but it’s a liability of employer to deposit whole part. Employer deducted the employee share from the salary of the employee. PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTION:  Both employee and employer are required to...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Disallowance of Employee Contribution to PF- Analysis of Case Laws

Article on Disallowance Of Employees’ Contribution To Provident Fund Or Superannuation Fund Or Gratuity Fund Or Any Other Fund For The Welfare Of Employees. Section 43B(b) r.w.s. 36(1)(va) of the Act....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

7.1% Interest on PF deposit WEF 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020

F. No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2020 (13/07/2020)

It is announced for general information that during the year 2020-2021, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.1% (Seven point one percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2020 to 30th September, 2020. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st July, 2020. The fun...

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Online EPF Transfer Process

Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), India Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has issued Instructions for transfer online EPF during this Pandemic situation (COVID-19). In case of change of Job, it is important to switch EPF account from previous employer to the new employer. Prerequisites: i. must ha...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Reduction in Contribution to the Provident Fund – 14 FAQs

Due to the adverse effects of COVID-19 on the economy, the Government has released several relief measures to increase liquidity in the economy. Prominent measures have been announced pertaining to the Employee’s Provident Fund Scheme....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

EPF Contribution rate reduction for May 2020 to July 2020

An Overview of announcement by honorable finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday 13/05/2020 regarding EPF contribution by which EPF Contribution was reduced for Employers and Employees for 3 months to 10% from 12% for all establishments covered by EPFO for next 3 months i.e. May 20, June 20 & July 20. Union finance minister N...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

EPFO updates KYC for 52.62 lakh subscribers since 1st April, 2020

To extend the availability and reach of online services, which have become crucial in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, EPFO updated Know your Customer (KYC) data for its 52.62 lakh subscribers in the month of April and May 2020....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Recent amendment of Employee Provident Fund

What is Employee Provident Fund and the latest amendment. Employees’ Provident Fund or EPF is a popular savings scheme that has been introduced by the EPFO under the supervision of the Government of India. This is focused mainly on the salaried class of India to inbuilt their habit of saving money to build a substantial retirement co...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Withdrawal from Provident Fund before Completion of 5 years taxable?

Withdrawal of Provident Fund may attract Income Tax. The Income Tax Department recently told EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) to deduct Tax (TDS) from the withdrawal amount, if the withdrawal happened before completing five years of subscription. Tax officials have cited a rule in the 1961 Income-Tax Act that taxes PF withdraw...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

COVID-19 Specific Process to Claim Your PF Advance

1. Login to Member Interface of Unified Portal http://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in 2. Go to online services and Click on Claim (Form-31,19,10C & 10D) Tab 3. Enter your Bank account number and Verify. 4. Click on ‘Proceed for Online Claim’ 5. Select PF Advance (Form 31) Form the Drop Down Menu 6. Select Purpose as R...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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