Introduction


According to the EPF (amendment) Act No. 2 of 2012 and regulations gazetted in May 2013, all employers who have more than 50 employees are required to submit their employees’ EPF contributions and member details on Monthly Basis in a electronic return system.

EPF has introduced EPF e-Return System, a total paperless solution for employers to send the EPF returns. Under this scheme, employers are requested to submit 2 simple text files monthly according to the specified format. No forms are required submit for EPF returns once the employer join this scheme.

Every employer having access to computer facilities can create their EPF returns using a computer according to a specified format. Employers are free to use any computer system or any tool to create these files. EPF provides only the guidelines.
Members / Employees
Employers

When leaving service on reaching age of retirement.

  • 1) Males - 55 years
  • 2) Females - 50 years

When leaving service on grounds of marriage in the following context
(For female Employees)

  • 1) If married within 3 months of leaving service
  • 2) Have left service within 5 years of marriage
A certified photocopy of the Marriage Certificate certified by the Registrar who registered the marriage or a marriage certificate issued by the Additional District Registrar should be submitted along with the above forms.

When migrating to another country on a permanent Visa

  • 1) The permanent Visa and a photocopy
  • 2) The Original of the passport and a photocopy along with the above forms should be submitted to the Head Office of the Labour Department

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