Provident Fund

Taxability of Provident Fund -Recognized, Unrecognized & Statutory

Income Tax - Section 10(11) and 10(12) of the Act deal with exemption on payments from provident funds, while section 80C of the act deals with allowance of deductions on contributions to provident funds. The following are the types of provident funds. Recognized Provident Fund (RPF) - This scheme is applicable to an organization which employs 20 or m...

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Taxability of Retirement Benefits

Income Tax - On retirement, an employee normally receives certain retirement benefits namely Gratuity, Commutation of Pension, Leave Encashment, Retrenchment Compensation, Compensation on Voluntary Retirement, Payment from Provident Fund, Payment from Superannuation Fund etc. Such benefits are taxable under the head ‘Salaries’ as 'profits in...

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Taxability on Withdrawal of Accumulated Balance of Recognized Provident Fund

Income Tax - Employee's Provident Fund (EPF) is a welfare scheme for the benefit of the employees. It is a corpus built by an employee and employer by way of monthly contributions. The interest is also regularly credited to the provident fund account. At present, the EPF Interest Rate is 8.55% on contributions made by the employer and the employee....

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Deduction on children’s education u/s. 80C & 80E

Income Tax - Articles deal with provisions of deduction Under Section 80C on Tuition Fees Paid for children's education and Under Section 80E on Interest paid on Education loan. The deduction on payments made towards tuition fee can be claimed up to Rs. 1,50,000/- from A.Y. 2015-16, together with deduction in respect of insurance, provident fund and ...

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Investments which qualifies for deduction u/s. 80C

Income Tax - Under this section, you can invest a maximum of Rs 1.50 lakh (1 Lakh upto AY 2014-15) and if you are in the highest tax bracket of 30%, you save a tax of Rs 45000. The various investment options under this section include:PPF; Life Insurance Premium, Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS), Provident Fund (PF) & Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF)...

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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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EPFO members can link their UAN with Aadhaar online

Income Tax - 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

Income Tax - 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 to officers: Implement SC decision on Payment of Pension on Higher Wages

HO No. ACC/HQ/Pension/Distribution of work/2896 - (08/06/2018) - It has also come to notice that some offices have not complied the instructions of Head Office based on the Hon'ble Supreme Court order dated 04.10.2016 as referred above on revision of the pension on higher wages despite applications received in this regard, by taking the plea that reference has be...

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Wrongly seeded aadhaar number – EPFO Introduces new functionality

No. NDC/23(1)2018/Pension/Aadhaar/3048 - (05/06/2018) - Various mails have been received from field offices reporting the rejection of DLCs due to incorrect Aadhaar number seeded against PPOs through DLC registration of the pensioners. After examining the issue, a new functionality Rectify Mismatch Aadhaar number has been provided in the application soft...

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Trade/Sale/Purchase of Securities by Trusts of EPF Exempted Establishments – Reg.

No. C-Ex/Ex - Return/ 2013/Vol. II/3990 - (25/05/2018) - It is clarified that the Trust of exempted establishment are required to obtain the prior permission of Regional P.F. Commissioner for selling of securities if and only if the Trusts have to utilize the amount obtain4 through sale of securities for meeting the obligatory expenses arising out of any ...

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EPFO declares interest Rate on EPF for the year 2017-18

No.Invest.I/CBT Agenda/ROI/2017-18/4153 - (25/05/2018) - The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has conveyed the approval of the Central Government under Para 60(1) of Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 to credit interest @ 8.55% for the year 2017-18 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under...

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Admin charges payable by employer on EPF amended WEF 01.06.2018

Notification No. S.O. 2011(E) - (21/03/2018) - Government reduces normal administrative expenses payable by the employer with effect from 1st June, 2018 at 0.50 per cent of the pay subject to a minimum sum of seventy-five rupees per month for every non-functional establishment having no contributory member and five hundred rupees per month per e...

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Recent Posts in "Provident Fund"

Taxability of Provident Fund -Recognized, Unrecognized & Statutory

Section 10(11) and 10(12) of the Act deal with exemption on payments from provident funds, while section 80C of the act deals with allowance of deductions on contributions to provident funds. The following are the types of provident funds. Recognized Provident Fund (RPF) - This scheme is applicable to an organization which employs 20 or m...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Taxability of Retirement Benefits

On retirement, an employee normally receives certain retirement benefits namely Gratuity, Commutation of Pension, Leave Encashment, Retrenchment Compensation, Compensation on Voluntary Retirement, Payment from Provident Fund, Payment from Superannuation Fund etc. Such benefits are taxable under the head ‘Salaries’ as 'profits in...

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Taxability on Withdrawal of Accumulated Balance of Recognized Provident Fund

Employee's Provident Fund (EPF) is a welfare scheme for the benefit of the employees. It is a corpus built by an employee and employer by way of monthly contributions. The interest is also regularly credited to the provident fund account. At present, the EPF Interest Rate is 8.55% on contributions made by the employer and the employee....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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

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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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Deduction on children’s education u/s. 80C & 80E

Articles deal with provisions of deduction Under Section 80C on Tuition Fees Paid for children's education and Under Section 80E on Interest paid on Education loan. The deduction on payments made towards tuition fee can be claimed up to Rs. 1,50,000/- from A.Y. 2015-16, together with deduction in respect of insurance, provident fund and ...

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Investments which qualifies for deduction u/s. 80C

Under this section, you can invest a maximum of Rs 1.50 lakh (1 Lakh upto AY 2014-15) and if you are in the highest tax bracket of 30%, you save a tax of Rs 45000. The various investment options under this section include:PPF; Life Insurance Premium, Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS), Provident Fund (PF) & Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF)...

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Reduction in rate of EPF Administrative charges from .65% to .50% w.e.f 1st June, 2018

Ministry of Labour and Employment reduce in the rate of EPF Administrative charges from .65% to .50% which is effect from 1st June, 2018. As per EPFO: “The total collection of administrative charges in 2017-18 is estimated at Rs 3,760 crore. A decrease of administrative charges by 0.15% would lead to reduction in collection of […...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

EPFO to officers: Implement SC decision on Payment of Pension on Higher Wages

HO No. ACC/HQ/Pension/Distribution of work/2896 (08/06/2018)

It has also come to notice that some offices have not complied the instructions of Head Office based on the Hon'ble Supreme Court order dated 04.10.2016 as referred above on revision of the pension on higher wages despite applications received in this regard, by taking the plea that reference has been made by those offices to Head Office ...

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Wrongly seeded aadhaar number – EPFO Introduces new functionality

No. NDC/23(1)2018/Pension/Aadhaar/3048 (05/06/2018)

Various mails have been received from field offices reporting the rejection of DLCs due to incorrect Aadhaar number seeded against PPOs through DLC registration of the pensioners. After examining the issue, a new functionality Rectify Mismatch Aadhaar number has been provided in the application software. The scenario of the case is explai...

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Trade/Sale/Purchase of Securities by Trusts of EPF Exempted Establishments – Reg.

No. C-Ex/Ex - Return/ 2013/Vol. II/3990 (25/05/2018)

It is clarified that the Trust of exempted establishment are required to obtain the prior permission of Regional P.F. Commissioner for selling of securities if and only if the Trusts have to utilize the amount obtain4 through sale of securities for meeting the obligatory expenses arising out of any of the reasons mentioned in condition no...

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