How To File EPF Nil Returns | EPF Nil Challan Filling

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).

How to file EPF nil returns

Now Click On Challan Entry.

How To File EPF Nil Returns

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.

EPF Nil Challan

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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.

Do share your opinions and doubts on how to file EPF nil returns.

44 thoughts on “How To File EPF Nil Returns | EPF Nil Challan Filling”

  1. Hello Sir/ Madam,
    Is it possible to rectify wrong wage month uploaded for filing nil PF return. I filed for July instead of June. Is there any way to rectify the error. And I can file the return again for proper wage month.

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  2. Dear Sir/Madam,

    in our company only one employee is there, but she has not opted for PF, so how much i have to pay for Nill return ?? 100 or 500?. And after paying 100 or 500 how should file the return ??

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  3. Dear sir,

    I was register with epfo in July 2015 and I was prepare nil challan till feb 2016 and not any employee work till now. I have not generate any challan till now today I want to pay nill challan of all the month till now please tell will challan prepare 36 nos one by one or single nil challan can be made with sum of rupees all months.please also tell is any penalties charges applicable or not and tell some short step for this.
    Please share your contact no.

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  4. Now, In pf challan amount is goes on a/c 1, a/c 2, a/c 10, a/c 21. if we submit nil challan in that case what amount will we pay and in which a/c.

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  5. Sir,
    I have 15 employees in my firm, but in January 2018 there in no work in my firm and no salary paid by me. So, Please help me that i can file nil return and what amount of charges should be paid by me.

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  6. Sir, I have read all the above comments. I’m totally satisfied with you also request you to please answer my some of the queries mentioned below:-

    – Is it compulsory to pay 100 Rs. administrative challan (In A/C No.2- 75 Rs. and A/C No.22- 75) monthly even the employees not working in firm or a company?
    – Kindly provide the situations when we have to pay 500 Rs. and 100 Rs. challans.
    – Instead of paying administrative challan (100/500 Rs.). Shall we pay the PF amount to any one employee?
    – Is there any way to get rid from PF (I meant surrender or something). As my firm is not working in construction department anymore. Currently I’m maintaining a small trading fiirm.

    Your help in this matter will be heartily appreciated.

    Hope this query will help others also.

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    • Hi Hunney,
      -Until you cancel your company’s PF registration till then you have to pay 100 Rs minimum charges.
      -When there are no PF members then we have to pay 100 Rs, in normal cases when there are employees then we have to pay 500 Rs minimum admin charges, for example after calculating 0.50% admin charges on PF wages, if we get 400 Rs then we have to pay minimum 500 Rs. If the 0.50% calculation gives more than 500 Rs then we have to pay that higher amount. Suppose if we got 700 Rs then we have to pay 700 Rs.
      -Even if you have one employee also you can pay the PF. (minimum 20 employees are required only for EPF registration)
      -To cancel PF registration of your establishment you need to visit your regional EPF office.

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      • Thanks for the such wonderful reply really appreciated sir. Sir, one of my point is ”instead of paying administrative challan (100/500 Rs.). Shall we pay the PF amount to any one employee?” Here I want to say that suppose in any month i only have one employee and I’m depositing his pf amount then I suppose to pay 100 Rs. challan also along with his challan?

        Last- Suppose if I’m paying for one or more than 1 employees, administrative amount of 500 Rs. remains same or for 1 employee it can be decreased !

        Sir, I don’t know much about PF and my advocate take care of that thats why asking here for knowledge. Hope you understand.

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        • If you are paying PF for 1 employee then you don’t need to pay 100 Rs but you have to pay 500Rs as minimum PF admin charges, it will not decrease.

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          • Thank you sir I got it.
            Sir, Can you please help out by sharing the procedure of filling monthly PF return? I viewed many videos and tutorials on this but I didn’t understand. Any easiest way? Excel format or something like that!

  7. Hi sir,
    I have paid to file nil return for the September month but by mistaken I have paid administrative charges Rs. 500 in A/c 2 so what can I have to do and didn’t paid any A/c 22.

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  8. Hi sir,
    I have paid to file nil return of September month but by mistaken I have paid administrative charges Rs. 500 so what can I have to do.

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    • how to file nill return esic monthly contribution / whether have any rules

      did you get any response on this?

      if yes, pls share how to file nill ESIC?

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  9. Hi sir, we have newly registered EPF on June 2018 but didn’t do nill return on July 2018 and aug 2018 now it will be paid …is there any penalty for not filing nill returns of June 2018

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    • Hi Raj,
      When your company doesn’t have any contributory member then you have to pay 75rs as EPF admin charges in A/C no 2 and 25 Rs as EDLI admin charges in A/c no 22. So total you have to pay 100 Rs.

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  10. Does the non-functional organisation have to pay Rs.100 monthly or can they 1200 directly for whole year in one month??

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  11. Sir nill challan me contribution history nahi Banti hai seedhe AC. 2 me 75 rs Aur 22 me 25 rs. Jama karke total 100 ka challan bharna hota hai? Plz tell me reply soon asap

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  12. Hello sir from last 29 months I am not doing project and all employees move to another company. So please tell me who much I have to pay on a/c 2 and a/c22 please.

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    • Hi Sandeep,
      Select the challan type as administrative and inspection charges and mention
      Account no 2: 75 Rs
      Account no22: 25 Rs.

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  13. Also we have pending to remit pf for 3 employees for the month of nov 17 and dec 17 yet. so in this case while generating challan do we need to enter Rs. 500 in A/c 2 for both month ??? as actual calculation amount for the 3 emp would be less /

    pls suggest in this case

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  14. Dear Sir,

    With reference to above calculation,
    i would like to know that , for establishment which have no contributory members, for A/c 22 Rs 25 to be paid or nil??? please clarify??

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