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5 Simple Steps to PF Return Filing

Preparation of Contribution List
Preparation of Employees list
Upload Document
Make Payment
Get Acknowledgement

Minimum Requirement

Following activities is required to be reported under the EPF Act:

  • Return of Ownership / Change of Ownership
  • Monthly details of contributions
  • Filing return of employees Joinees / Leaving

​PF due date

  • PF has two due dates they are payment due date and ECR filing due date.

PF payment due date:

  • This is the date by which you have to submit the PF which you will deduct from your employees’ salary. This has to be done on or before the 15th of next month. i.e., if you want to deposit PF contribution for the month of June, then it has to be done on or before the 15th of July.

PF return due date:

  • With the new ECR in place, filing and payment can be both done at the same time. Hence, the PF return due date is the same as that of payment. I.e., on or before the 15th of every month.

PF Delay Payment interest

  • An 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 payment of contribution.

Basic Information

Various EPF Returns

Monthly Returns (Before 25th)

  • The monthly returns, as listed below, should be submitted on or before 25th of the following month.

Form 2 (Revised).

  • It contains his personal details and nomination. Also for changing nominee names Form 2 is used. His eligibility begins on the date of joining the firm. It is to be submitted along with form-5.


  • Form 5 is a monthly report which provides the details of the employees newly joining the Provident Fund scheme during the given month.


  • PF Form 10 is a monthly report that provides the details of the employees exiting from the Provident Fund scheme during the given month.


Other information

Form 12A

  • PF Form 12A monthly report that provides the details of the PF Payments made to the respective PF Accounts of the Employees during the given month.     

E-Challan Return (ECR)

  • Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) is an electronic return in plain text format. All employers of covered establishments under EPF can now file Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) from April 2012 and can dispense with filing physical returns in Form 5, 10, 12A, 3A, and 6A.       

Annual Returns

  • Every year annual returns should be submitted on or before 30th April. The period for the annual return is March to Feb. Annual returns consist of Form 3A and Form 6A.

Form 3A 

  • Member’s Annual Contribution Card: Form showing month wise recoveries towards E.P.F and Pension Fund in respect of a member the concerned financial year to be furnished by the employer before 30th April of the following year.  




All Inclusive Fees

  • Less than 30 Employees


All Inclusive Fees

  • Less than 50 Employees


All Inclusive Fees

  • Less than 80 Employees

Basic Features

Opening and Investment Limits

You can open a PPF account with a minimum subscription of Rs. 100. You can deposit any amount between Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,50,000 in a year.

Period of Investment

It is a 15-year investment scheme and you can withdraw the funds on maturity.


A PPF account currently earns an interest of 8.0% as notified by the Government. This interest is completely tax free in your hand.

Tax benefits

The PPF scheme allows subscribers to enjoy tax exemptions at the time of deposit, accrual of interest, and withdrawal.

Withdrawal Moratoriums

You can make partial withdrawals from your account. Here is a look at the two possibilities.


The PPF account can be transferred from any branch of a nationalized bank to the post office and vice-versa.

Loan Facility and Others

The PPF scheme provides account holders the advantage of getting a loan on their accounts.

Special Occasion where EPF helps: In many occasions in the family creates an emergency need of fund. In such a case, EPF helps to withdraw money from the account but in the limit specified. On Marriage, Education needs for self, child or any sibling:
Pension Benefits: Members get the Pension. On the occasion of the death of member Family of the members gets the Pension.

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