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PF Return filing online

Provident fund is a type of scheme where the salary of a monthly salaried is kept for pension person which only includes a small chunk of the salary for the purpose of giving it out at the end of the employment status of that set person in the given establishment.Every person who is enrolled for Provident fund must do PF return filing by the employer on monthly basis. This is a must as the returns that are filed matters to the contribution proof from the salary and the contribution from the employer’s end.

The PF would not go under taxation in case of the Funds being saved for the period of 5 years in the employees record and there are proper returns filed on monthly basis from the employer’s end.

The PF is transferable part of the work commitment, in essence if the employee has switched companies he or she works for, the funds can be transferred along with the account holding statements, to the new workplace PF management cycle. There would be no loss of funds accompanied as it is by basis completely transferrable.

At Unilex Consultants we provide you legal guidance and also assist in every steps that would involve in dealing with PF handling and also filing returns for your company’s employees on monthly basis at the most efficient way.

Advantages of of PF Return filing online



It gives the organisation a moral view as they are interested in the employees welfare as much as the work they give out.



PF returns keeps the total PF process transparent indicates what the company has actually contributed.



The PF process is totally taken care by the Employees Provident Fund Organization of India which provides a peace of mind and is secure in nature.



As per Employee Deposit Linked Insurance scheme, in any organization where group insurance scheme is not available to the employees, the organization has to contribute 5% of monthly basic pay as premium for the life insurance cover.



The employee can withdraw six times his or her worth salary or the entire PF amount based on whichever is lesser at that point of time, and the thus taken funds can be used for personal or blood relationship medical needs.



The employer contribution is exempt from tax and employee’s contribution is taxable but eligible for deduction under section 80C of Income tax Act with proper returns filing.

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Employee wise breakup of the PF contribution received and made


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Process involved in registering a Provident fund return



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Things to consider in PF return filing

    - The Employer’s contribution would be taxable in nature.
    - The Employees part of contribution would not be taxable and would be retained as such in the EP funds.
    - If the Salary would be more than 15,000 INR then the actual contribution from the employee’s end must be increased on voluntary PF rules.

FAQs About Provident fund

How often the returns must be filed?
The Returns must be filed on monthly basis in order to legally established the amount contributed.
Whether member can edit his details i.e. father’s name, relationship, date of birth, date of joining, date of exit as available in the EPFO database?
No, the member cannot edit his details i.e. father’s name, relationship, date of birth, date of joining, date of exit as available in the EPFO database.
How will the PF Returns linked to the employees account holdings ?
There is a format specified in the government and there is sample CSV file to download and use as reference, the things are processed automatically with the registration number.
What benefits from filing PF Returns ?
Both the employer and employee contributes to the EPF at a rate of 12% of the basic salary and dearness allowance (if any) every month. The total contribution to the EPF is thus 24% per month. The rate of Interest would be only decided by the Union Government. The returns must be filled by the employer on monthly basis in order to keep the contribution level legal and transparent. The Companies whose employees count is more than 20 are entitled for mandatory returns commitment statement i.e the returns must be filed to the council. ESI is an autonomous corporation under Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. Unilex can help you obtain ESI returns for your business.
How to calculate Interest in EPF?
The rate of interest on EPF is determined by the Union government, in consultation with the central trustee board.The interest calculated on EPFs, for the 2015-16 fiscal, is 8.75%. while contribution to the EPF is monthly, interest is calculated at the end of the fiscal. The compound interest is paid by the government on the time of April 1st every year and is overlooked by the central government.
How Provident Fund (PF) works ?
The Provident Funds - PF would be a monthly portion of the salary that would be saved and the overview of calculation are given as such. Both the employer and employee contributes to the EPF at a rate of 12% of the basic salary and dearness allowance (if any) every month. The total contribution to the EPF is thus 24% per month.
When can PF be withdrawal?
There are 3 cases involved. PF final settlement PF partial withdrawal Pension withdrawal benefit

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