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PF ECR Filing

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PF Return filing

Provident Fund is government managed retirement saving scheme which was made to encourage savings by the employees due to which the benefits of it can be taken after retirement. All PF registration holder employers are responsible to file PF Return on monthly basis. This article is going to deal with various steps that can be taken while filing PF Return and which form should be filed.

Form 2

Under the schemes of Employees provident fund and Employees family pension, this form is filed for the purpose of declaration and nomination. This form must be filed when an employee joins an entity. Form 2 must be submitted with the form 5. Form 2 is divided into 2 parts:

Part A

Part A deals with nominating the recipients of EPF balance of a particular account holder, in the event of his/her death. The following details of the nominee must be given in the form:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Relationship with the subscriber

  • Age

  • Sum of money to be paid to the nominee

  • Guardian details (if the nominee is a minor)

  • This section must be signed at the end of the section.


Part B

Part B of the form 2 should contain all the details which have been in the part A with the details of the family members who are eligible to receive the payment.

Form 5

Form 5 is a monthly report. It contains details pertaining to the employees who have been newly enrolled under this PF Scheme.

The Following Details should be contained in the form:

  • Name of Organization

  • Address of organization

  • Code number of organization

  • Account number of employee

  • Name of employee

  • Name of the husband/father

  • Date of Birth of the employee

  • Date of joining

  • Track record of work

  • The form should be filed and stamped by the employer, with the date of filing of the form.

Form 10

Form 10 is a monthly report. It contains the details of the employees who have been ceased to be a part of PF Scheme in the given month. The Following details should be filed in the form:

  • Account number

  • Name of employee

  • Name of the father or husband

  • Date of leaving service

  • Reason for leaving service

  • The form should be filed and stamped by the employer, with the date of filing of form.

Annual PF return Filing

It should be filed on annual basis by the 30th of April in a given year. Two forms are given in it:

Form 3A

This form is a member’s annual contribution cards. It depicts the month-wise contributions made by the employee and employer towards Employee Provident Fund and Pension Fund in a particular year. The scheme must include following details:

  • Account number

  • Name of the subscriber

  • Name of the father or husband

  • Name and address of the establishment

  • Statutory rate of contribution

  • Voluntary contribution rate, if any

  • The form should contain the signature and seal of the employer.

Form 6A

This form is a consolidated annual contribution statement that contains details about the annual contributions of each member of the establishment/factory. The following details must be contained:

  • Account Number

  • Name of the member/subscriber

  • Wages, Retaining allowance (if any) and D.A. including cash value of food concession paid during the currency period

  • Amount of worker’s contribution deducted from the wages

  • Employers contribution

  • Refund of advances

  • Rate of higher voluntary contribution, if any

  • Remarks


The following details must contain in the Amount Remitted column:

  • Month of contribution

  • Remitted contribution including refund of advances

  • Pension fund contribution

  • EDLI Contribution

  • Administration charges

  • Aggregate contributions

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