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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. http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in/forget_pass_uan.php 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 http://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/ http://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/For_Employees.php?id=sm2_index 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 »

No TDS for PF withdrawals of up to Rs 50,000

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 The government has now changed the rule on  TDS deduction on PF withdrawal. Now, no tax would be deducted at source for PF withdrawals of up to Rs 50,000 from June 1 2016. So no TDS if your withdrawal is upto Rs 50000. The Finance Act , 2016 has amended section 192A of Income Tax Act, 1961 to raise the threshold limit of PF withdrawal from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 for Tax Deducted at Source (TDS),” the notification stated. The provision will come into effect from June 1, 2016. Earlier in the budget, the ... Read More »

Inoperative PF accounts will earn interest from April 1, 2016

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 From April 1 2016,  EPFO has again decided to give benefit of accrual of interest on the inoperative PF accounts. The board has reversed the decision taken in 2011. This will benefit a large section of the estimated nine crore inoperative accounts of subscribers switching jobs. EPFO has estimated that over Rs 30,000 crore is stuck in these inoperative accounts. Inoperative EPF accounts are those where there has been no contribution from either the employee or the employer for 36 months. The decision not to give interest on these accounts was taken in 2011 ... Read More »

PF Interest rate raised to 8.8% for FY 2015-2016

Last updated : 18th October, 2016 The Union finance ministry on Friday agreed to increase interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.8% for 2015-16 from the 8.7 % decided by it earlier. The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) had decided 8.8 per cent interest rate, however, the finance ministry approved only 8.7 per cent interest on PF deposits citing lower earnings. This is the third rollback on EPF in the last two months. Last month the government was forced to withdraw the Budget proposal to tax a certain portion of withdrawals. Subsequently, it withdrew tighter withdrawal norms.   Read More »

Government withdraws new PF withdrawal rules

Last updated : 7th October, 2016 The government has revoked the order tightening rules for withdrawal of provident fund money.  The decision ensures that individuals will NOT have to wait till the age of 58 years to withdraw employer’s contribution from their PF money. The notification in Feb put curbs on full withdrawal of provident fund by members after unemployment of more than two months, while it also barred withdrawal of the employer’s contribution before the age of 58 years. The decision was first to come into effect immediately, but was first deferred till April 30 and then till July 31, ... 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 »

Government withdraws controversial EPF tax proposal

Last updated : 18th October, 2016 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday (8th March) that government has decided to withdraw the proposal to impose tax on withdrawal from the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contributions. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also withdrew the Budget proposal of taxing employer’s contribution to provident and superannuation fund (SAF) beyond Rs 1.5 lakh. The rollback of the controversial EPF tax proposal is a step in the right direction and will bring welcome relief to the salaried class, say tax experts With the rollback of these proposals, EPF will continue to be ... Read More »

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