Provident Fund

Withdrawal rules for your provident fund account

Corporate Law - Provident Fund is a product which helps salaried people to accumulate funds while they are earning for the period the income flow stops. So generally it is not supposed to be withdrawn before its maturity and jeopardise one’s retirement. However there are circumstances when resorting to the money accumulated in the provident fund accoun...

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All about Employees Provident Fund Act,1952

Corporate Law - Employees Provident Fund is established in 1952 and hence the act is named as Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, which extend to the whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir. Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Provident fund is a welfare scheme for the benefits of the employees. Under this scheme both the emplo...

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Present Rate of Contribution to EPF, EPS and EDLI with notes

Corporate Law - PRESENT RATES OF CONTRIBUTION TO CONTRIBUTION AND ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTS OF  EPF, EPS AND EDLI BY CONTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTS EPF EPS EDLI EPF@@ EDLI @@ EMPLOYEE 12% /10% ## 0 0 0 0 EMPLOYER Difference of EE share and Pension Contribution 8.33% ## 0.5% ## 0.50% !! [w.e.f. 01-06-2018] 0 [w.e.f. 01-04-2017] 10% rate is [...

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EPF Act 1952 vis-á-vis Income Tax Act – Tax Treatment of PF Dues

Corporate Law - Employer’s contribution and Employees’ contribution in India are governed by EPF Act, 1952. The employees’ contributions are obtained by employer @12% and along with equal contribution are deposited with the PF trust or PF commissioner at the designated bank account by the latter....

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Section 43B – Deductions only on Actual Payments

Corporate Law - In computation of income under the head Profits and gains of business or profes­sion (PGBP), some of the expenses are allowed under Income Tax Act 1961 and can be claimed by the assessee only in the year in which the payment is actually made....

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

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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

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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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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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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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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Submission of Form-11 & seeding KYC in UAN Portal- Reg.

Notification No: LC-4(115)2018/Aadhar/LO/13478 - (18/10/2018) - In view of the Hon’ble Supreme Court order on the Aadhar Act, 2016, dated 26.09.2018, it is advised to avoid any coercive action by way of prosecution till further orders....

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Tribunal cannot condone Delay in Filing Appeal of more than 120 days under EPF & MP Act

No,LC-7(94)2018/PB/CGIT/imp judgment/8820 - (08/10/2018) - Tribunal does not have powers to condone the delay beyond the period of 120 days as mentioned in Rule 7(2) of the Rules. As sequel of above discussion, it is held that appeal filed by the appellant herein is hopelessly time barred as such the delay in filing the appeal is uncondonable in view of the...

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Refund of Double Payment by Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) -Reg

No. Bkg.1 (34) 2017/Bank Commn./UBI/157 - (05/10/2018) - In spite of guidelines issued in above matter, a number of complaints are being received in Head Office in connection of non refund of wrong / excess / double payments made by establishment through ECR....

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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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Withdrawal rules for your provident fund account

Provident Fund is a product which helps salaried people to accumulate funds while they are earning for the period the income flow stops. So generally it is not supposed to be withdrawn before its maturity and jeopardise one’s retirement. However there are circumstances when resorting to the money accumulated in the provident fund accoun...

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Submission of Form-11 & seeding KYC in UAN Portal- Reg.

Notification No: LC-4(115)2018/Aadhar/LO/13478 (18/10/2018)

In view of the Hon’ble Supreme Court order on the Aadhar Act, 2016, dated 26.09.2018, it is advised to avoid any coercive action by way of prosecution till further orders....

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Labour Laws – Compliance Checklist and Calendar

Labour Laws – Compliance Checklist and Calendar under THE FACTORIES ACT, 1948, MINIMUM WAGES ACT 1940, PAYMENT OF WAGES ACT, 1936 and other Labour Laws...

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Tribunal cannot condone Delay in Filing Appeal of more than 120 days under EPF & MP Act

No,LC-7(94)2018/PB/CGIT/imp judgment/8820 (08/10/2018)

Tribunal does not have powers to condone the delay beyond the period of 120 days as mentioned in Rule 7(2) of the Rules. As sequel of above discussion, it is held that appeal filed by the appellant herein is hopelessly time barred as such the delay in filing the appeal is uncondonable in view of the embargo contained in Rule 7(2) of the R...

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Refund of Double Payment by Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) -Reg

No. Bkg.1 (34) 2017/Bank Commn./UBI/157 (05/10/2018)

In spite of guidelines issued in above matter, a number of complaints are being received in Head Office in connection of non refund of wrong / excess / double payments made by establishment through ECR....

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Rate of Interest on Various Provident Fund Schemes WEF 01.10.2018

F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2018 (04/10/2018)

It is announced for general information that during the year 2018-2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight percent) w.e.f. 1st October, 2018 to 31st December, 2018. ...

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EPF: Settlement of Death case claims with 7 Days

No. CSD/AG/2017/8352 (27/09/2018)

This is bring to your notice on circular no. CSD-1/CPGRAMS/Pragati e-Samiksha/2016/12866 dated 31-10-2016 wherein given direction that all death case claims submitted by spouse/'nominee/legal heir of EFF member be invariably settled within a period of 7 days from dale of submission of claim form in concerned field office where the decease...

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All about Employees Provident Fund Act,1952

Employees Provident Fund is established in 1952 and hence the act is named as Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, which extend to the whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir. Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Provident fund is a welfare scheme for the benefits of the employees. Under this scheme both the emplo...

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