EPF Return Filing
4 Points You Must Know About EPF Return
1. Monthly Basis :
The EPF return has to be filed every month.
2. Rate of deduction:
The employee’s deduction rate is 12% of basic salary, and dearness allowance and employer’s own contribution is also 12%.
3. Payment Due Date:
The due date of payment is the 15th of every month for the previous month’s contribution.
4. Return Due Date:
The due date for the EPF return, which must be filed every month, is the 15th of the following month.
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FAQ`s Regarding EPF Return
Any employer employing more than 20 employees has to deduct 12 % of the basic salary and dearness allowance from the employee and contribute 12% as their contribution every month and deposit it in the EPF account of the employee. This EPF account is managed and maintained by the Employees Provident Fund Organization of India (EPFO).
Also, the above employers have to file a return containing details of PF paid to the government. This return is known as PF return. It has to be filed online by the 15th of next month.
The due date for the monthly PF return is the 15th of the following month.
Step I : Visit the website : https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php
Step II: Click on the employer portal
Step III: Login with Epfo user id and password
Step IV: Go to the Payments option
Step V: Select Payment ECR from the dropdown
Step VI: Select the month to download the challan
Step VII: Click on the download option
The EPF calculator is an online tool that helps employees estimate the total accumulated EPF amount at the time of their retirement. To use the tool, you need to include details such as retirement age, basic monthly salary, expected salary increases and contribution to EPF, etc. Based on your input, it calculates the estimated EPF corpus at the retirement time.
The amount of professional tax paid is deducted from the person’s income for income tax calculation.
The employee contribution to PF is 12 % of his basic salary and dearness allowance.
The employer and employee both contribute 12% of the basic salary and dear allowance as a PF contribution. The employer contribution of 12 % is further split into two parts.
3.67 % goes to the Employee Provident fund, and 8.33 % goes to Employee Pension Scheme. The employee contribution of 12 % whole goes to the Employee Provident fund.
PF Challan is the total employer and employee contribution to be paid online. After submitting the “ECR” for a particular month, the “Prepare challan” option comes. This challan is automatically generated and contains the detail of employee and employer contributions. This challan is to be paid online only. After payment, this challan can be downloaded for record purposes.