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EPF stands for Employee Provident Fund, it’s a periodic contribution by both employer and the employee towards a common fund to ensure that the employee is financially secure during his retirement. Provident Fund is applicable for all employers of India having more than 20 employees.

This EPF scheme is launched by the Government of India for all employees who are working in the Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations. The main aim of this scheme is to establish provident funds for the employees covered by the Employees Provident Funds Act, 1952. This scheme applies to the employees of all factories and other establishments covered by this act. It’s usually a saving scheme where the employee gets the entire accumulated balances at the time of the retirement of the person.

On every month, all employers having PF registrations are responsible to file a return every month. The filing of returns must be completed by the 15th of each month.


There are basically three schemes which come under PF Return like;

  1. The Employees Provident Fund Scheme 1952.
  2. The Employees Family Pension Scheme 1970.
  3. Employees Deposit linked Insurance Scheme 1976.

If any employer who does not pay the contribution within the time limit shall be liable to pay simple interest at the rate of 12 % per annum for each day of the default or delay in the payment of contribution.

Features of EPF Return

These are some characteristics of EPF (Employees Provident Fund) like;

  1. Opening and Investment Limits.
  2. Period of Investment.
  3. Interest.
  4. Tax Benefits.
  5. Withdrawal Moratoriums.
  6. Transfer Ability
  7. Loan Facility and Others

Documents Required for EPF Return

These are the required documents for EPF Return like;

  1. Fill Form 19, it is mandatory for EPF Return.
  2. Fill Form 10C, it’s also very necessary for EPF Return.
  3. Two Revenue Stamps is required.
  4. Statement of Bank Accounts is required.
  5. Identity Proof.
  6. Address Proof.
  7. A blanked and Cancelled Cheque, IFSC Code and Account Number should be visible on it.

Procedure for Filing Return

These are some steps which mentioned under the process of filing the EPF Return:

  1. First, the member should submit form 19 to filing return of provident fund dues on leaving /retirement/ termination.
  2. For claiming pension, the member is needed to submit 10 C.
  3. Normally it takes 40days to have monies credited to a bank account after submission of relevant forms.
  4. By filing the form 13 a resigned employee who has joined another company can transfer their PF from his previous PF account to current PF account.
  5. In case of employee expired filing form 10 D, form 20 and form 5.

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