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PF Name change form, Date of Birth, Address correction & update process

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 Many PF members face challenges at the time of PF transfer or PF withdrawal due to errors in the name, date of birth etc. Have you faced similar issue? Do you want to change the name or date of birth in your PF account? Have you changed your surname after marriage and the new name is in bank account but not in PF account? In this post, I am providing more details around process and form to change and update your details in PF account – Name, Date of Birth, Communication Address, Email account, ... Read More »

[How to] download PF statement (e-Passbook) online

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 EPFO is now providing facility to download your PF statement online. You donot need to wait for year end to get the PF statement. You can also check your PF balance via SMS using their on line facility. Read post PF ePassbook It is an Online PF statement which shows details of PF transactiosn monthwise.  It is available to Active members only (not for settled, inoperative accounts). Register online on EPFO Site Enter your mobile number, Date of Birth & Select one of the following Document Number & then Click on “Get PIN” ... Read More »

[How to ] withdraw PF early during employment (pre-mature withdrawal) ?

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 Money in your PF account should be kept for your retirement purpose. However, do you know that you can withdraw amount from your EPF account during the employment in case of certain emergencies? If you meet certain conditions, EPFO can sanction the pre-mature withdrawal. In this post, I am trying to explain the situations where you can withdraw PF amount early during the employment. Pre-mature PF withdrawal is allowed for specific purposes and if the individual furnish all relevant documents and satisfy the necessary requirements: 1)  Two months without any job An employee can ... Read More »

How to activate or check PF UAN status online

Last updated : 15th March, 2017 In this post, I will explain how can you get your EPF Universal Account Number (UAN) online and how to check or activate or register your UAN and how to check the UAN status online. Also, I will explain how to check the PF Balance online using UAN.   In Dec 2016, EPFO has also launched a new unified portal where you can get PF passbook, check KYC, UAN Card etc – read my post.  Mar 2017 – PFRDA has now notified process to transfer EPF to NPS (New Pension Scheme) – Read my ... Read More »

[How to] access UAN when mobile number changed

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 If you have forgot your UAN password, you can access your reset your password by using UAN and registered mobile number. However, if you loses your mobile number or change your mobile number then it is difficult to access UAN. A. Online Option EPFO has provided new link for UAN helpdesk You need to select the problem type as “Forgot password and Mobile number is changed” Ente the details like new Mobile number, UAN, Name,Father name, Date of Birth. After the submission, you will get an OTP for the verification. ... Read More »

[How to] withdraw PF amount without previous employer’s signature

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 Are you in situation that you want to withdraw your PF Account balance but cannot take previous employer’s signature : you left the company without proper notice period & now previous employer not signing your EPF Withdrawal documents you left company long back your previous company is closed or any other reason You can still withdraw your PF amount without signature from your previous employer. 1. Fill the required forms –   Form 19 (for EPF withdrawal) and  Form 10C (for EPS Withdrawal) 2.  Get it attested by any one of the following :     ... Read More »

[How to] Save Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Property in India

Last updated : 19th September, 2016 Over the years, property is one of the high ticket items in one’s investment portfolio. Now the buying / selling are more frequent with good appreication. However, the investor needs to consider taxation aspects when buying & selling properties. Any profit earned on sale of property is taxed as Capital Gains. The amount of tax depends of holding period of the property.   Short Term Capital Gain Long Term Capital Gain Holding Period Asset Held of less than 3 years Asset Held of more than 3 years Tax Added to Income and taxed at ... Read More »

[How to] check LIC policy details & status online, sms & phone

Last updated : 30th September, 2016 If you have an LIC policy and you can check details / status of your LIC policy via LIC portal ( , by phone or by SMS. You can check the status of your LIC policy online by policy number, make the premium payment online, print receipt, check premium payment calendar, surrender value details, bonus etc. Policyholders can enroll policies on their own life only. If the policy pertains to a different person viz. spouse, children etc, then he/she is requested to register a separate user-id and enroll the respective policy/ies under that user-id. ... Read More »

New EPF Withdrawal forms – withdraw PF without employer signature

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 EPFO recently launched “New EPF Withdrawal Forms”, ( Form 19 UAN, Form 10C UAN and Form 31 UAN) which can be used to withdraw PF amount without employer signature.  Employees will no longer need the approval of their employers to withdraw money from their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) corpus. Conditions to use this new facility to withdraw PF without employer attestation: You must have UAN number activated.  (See – How you can activate UAN) You must link your Aadhaar number with UAN.  You must provide your Bank details with UAN. You KYC have been verified by ... Read More »

EPF Mobile App – Check EPF Balance and Activate UAN

Last updated : 7th October, 2016EPFO has released mobile application (M-EPF) for employees, employers and pensioners. This app can be downloaded either from Google Play store or it can be directly downloaded from Laptop/ PC for manual installation from the link below: Once you download the Mobile App, you will get the welcome screen. You can see that there are options for employees, employers as well as pensioner. When you click on the “Employee ” section, you can see two options  Activate UAN Balance / Passbook   1) Balance / Passbook –  You can click on Balance / Passbook, to see ... Read More »

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