Hi All,
I started a sole proprietor firm in 2017. Due to losses I had to close the business. All the employees have left. I have sent a letter to ESIC to surrender my ESIC code but there is no response from them yet.
I am not able to file zero returns as there is no employees. If I upload empty contribution spreadsheet in ESIC montly contribution it is throwing an error Do I need to file returns if there are zero employees.
Will ESIC consider me defaulter if i dont files monthly contributions because no one is currently employed in the firm. I am not able to visit them in person now as I am in working abroad now. Please advise
Thanks
Srini

From United States, Charlotte
Did you select the reason for zero salary and zero attendance as left service? If not, please do that and then upload.
From India, Kannur
I have entered last date for all employees and currently there are 0 employees listed in ESIC portal. Do I need to still file monthly contributions. Currently I am not able to file nil returns as I dont have any employees listed. Please advise
From United States, Charlotte
Till the RC is surrendered you are expected to file NIL returns. But under online system, once you have put ' left' all employees, you cannot upload any return of contribution. That would end the process. At the same time, you can also send a mail to the concerned Sub Regional Office stating that the unit has been closed RC surrendered.
From India, Kannur

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