Are your organization has no EPF members to make contributions for a particular month and do you want to know how to file EPF nil returns, then here the complete guide on how to file EPF nil returns. In general, every employer needs to make EPF payments by 15th of every month and the process involves generation of ECR text file and uploading it into unified PF portal and finally PF challan entry i.e filling PF challan account details like A/C No.1, A/C No.2, A/C No.10 & A/C No.21
But when you file EPF nil returns then there is no need to prepare any ECR text file, you can directly start with Challan filling. Here is the process of EPF nil returns filing:
How To File EPF Nil Returns
In order to file EPF nil returns login to Employer EPF portal with user id and password. Now go to payments option in the primary menubar and select Payment (Direct Challan).
Now Click On Challan Entry.
Now enter the wage month and select challan type as administrative and inspection charges challan. Now you have to enter Account no 2 and Account number 22. After entering A/C No.2 and A/C No.22 click on Next.
- Account no.2 EPF admin charges 75 Rs
- Account no.22 EDLI Admin Charges 25 Rs
Now verify and finalize the challan, After finalization, your EPF nil challan will generate and make the payment. If you find anything wrong then click on edit and make the changes.
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How Much EPF Admin Charges for Nil Return
The EPF admin charges (a/c no.2) 75 Rs is for Non-functional establishment i.e which doesn’t have any contributory member for that particular month. In remaining cases, the minimum EPF administration charge is 500 Rs.
The EDLI admin charges (a/c no 22) for the Non-functional establishment which doesn’t have any contributory member is 25 Rs. In remaining cases, there is no need to pay EDLI admin charges.
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