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How you can transfer your EPF account; check steps and why you need to do it
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Every employee has to contribute a minimal portion of their basic salary to EPF and importantly, there comes a need to transfer the account too.
Have EPF account? Here’s why you must also get UAN ID - Find out what EPFO says
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
For an EPF account, UAN operates like a permanent number and remains valid throughout the life of a member, irrespective of change in employment.
Don't have cash for marriage, education or buying a house? Shed your worry, withdraw funds from EPF account; here is how
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
EPFO has recently told its PF account holders that they can actually withdraw non-refundable PF advances during their service period.
EPFO good news! You can still contribute to your EPF account, if you are heading to a job abroad
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
EPFO is authorized to issue COC to the employees posted in other countries who have signed the agreement with government.
Have EPF account number? Those having Provident Fund can avail up to Rs 6 lakh insurance cover for free
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
For EPF account number holders one of the best advantages of this EPFO insurance scheme is that it is similar to a normal insurance cover where a nominee gets a lump sum on death of the holder.
EPF transfer on job change to become automated from next fiscal
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
The official explained that the moment the new employer would file the monthly EPF return including the UAN of the new employee, the EPF contributions and interest earned on that would be automatically transferred.
EPF interest rate hike ahead? You can become crorepati on basic pay of Rs 15,000
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
If an interest rate hike is on table ahead, then this will be beneficial to some 60 million employees - the EPFO manages retirement savings of up to Rs 11 trillion.
Change date of birth in EPF account online: No relief, you can only do it this way
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
The Employees' Provident Fund account holder, who want to make such changes, needs to visit the EPFO office to submit the requisite documents. For instance, if changes are needed to be made in your father's name, the date when you joined the scheme or when you left it, then these cannot be done online at all.
Employee Provident Fund: Withdraw your funds partially when you face this situation
Wed, Oct 24, 2018
In case of lockout or closure of the company for more than 15 days, and if you do not receive wages/salary, you can take advance against balance in EPF account.
Income tax return (ITR) filing: EPF gives you tax benefit under section 80C, but there is catch
Thu, Sep 06, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, PF withdrawal becomes taxable in certain situations. The income tax rules with regards to PF withdrawal has changed from June 1, 2015 and there is a 10% tax deduction at source (TDS) on PF withdrawal.
Salaries of government employees, private staff likely to rise; EPF is the reason why
Fri, Aug 03, 2018
If the government accepts the ministry's report, the EPF contribution will come down to 10% from the current 12% for both employees and employers. For establishments having less than 20 employees, the contribution limit currently is 10 per cent, and the same could be applicable for all organisations now.
Your salary may increase! EPF is the reason why, but there is a catch!
Wed, Aug 01, 2018
Notably, an employee contributes 12 per cent of his basic salary to the EPF kitty. While 3.67 per cent of his/her basic salary is contributed by the employer in the EPF kitty and 8.33 per cent in the EPS or employee's pension scheme.
You can withdraw EPF for treatment without doctor certificate
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Now, the subscribers can seek fund withdrawal from their EPF account on various grounds by using a composite form along with a self-declaration.
Finance Ministry okays 8.65% interest on EPF
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
According to EPFO estimates, the fund will see a surplus after providing 8.65% interest rate for the last fiscal.
Not submitted investment proofs yet? Here's how you can still save tax
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
There are certain perquisites or expenses reimbursed by your employer which are eligible for tax benefits like uniform allowance, medical reimbursement, car allowance, telephone bills etc.
Lowest in seven years: EPFO fixes interest rate at 8.65%
Mon, Dec 19, 2016
The Labour Ministry wanted to retain 8.8% for the current fiscal as well.
EPFO members to get cheaper home loans
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
Retirement fund body, EPFO stated that its members will soon be able to mortgages their Provident Fund (PF) accounts for home loans. Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) expects to garner more returns through investment in home loans.
Interest rates: Life comes a full circle for Jaitley
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
A strange thing happened this week. Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, spoke out against the high interest rates charged by banks. Jaitley noted high returns on savings deposits as one of the key reasons for borrowing rates being high, which in turn is hurting investment growth.
After rollback of tax on EPF, govt now repeals 1% tax on gold jewellery
Tue, May 31, 2016
The government has now rolled back the decision to charge 1% tax collection at source (TCS) on cash purchases of gold worth over Rs 2 lakh.
Finance Ministry agrees to give 8.8% interest on EPF: Bandaru Dattatreya
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
After the nationwide protest by trade unions against lowering of EPF interest rate, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Friday said that Finance Ministry has agreed to give 8.8% interest on Employee Provident Fund (EPF).