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drsivaglobalhrA) Applicability of EPF Registration for Employers. EPF registration is mandatory for all establishments- which is a factory engaged in any industry having 20 or more persons, and to any other establishment employing 20 or more persons or class of such establishments which the Central Government may, by notification specify on this behalf. The employer must obtain the registration within one month of attaining the strength, failing which penalties will be applicable. A registered establishment continues to be under the purview of the Act even if the employee strength falls below the required minimum.
B) Information required for EPF registration online which you should be ready before you process: Employers have to give following details to successfully register themselves. Name and address of the company /Head office and branch details /Mention date of registration of the company/Fill up details of employees – total employee strength /The type of the business undertaken by the organization /Legal details – This includes the legal status of a company/Owner details, including designation and address of Directors and partners/ Particulars related to wage component of employees/ Details of the bank with which company has banking relationship/PAN details/Basic details of the employee (name, date of joining, salary, etc.)/A form by the name “Proforma for Coverage” has to be filled with the above-mentioned details to complete the registration process. Apart from this, employers are expected to submit Form 5A with Annexure 1 to complete the formalities.
C) Documents Required for EPF Registration Online: Copy of partnership deed if the company is a registered partnership firm/A copy of the Certificate of incorporation for a Public or Private Limited Company./Societies should furnish a copy of their registration certificate/Societies should furnish a copy of the rules and objects of the society/All legal documents which might be required under the Income Tax Act/PAN details of the company/Public and Private Limited Companies need to submit a copy of memorandum and Articles of Association/Proof of incorporation – first sales invoice/ license issued by competent authorities/Salary details of employees/Balance sheet details
E) Steps for online registration of EPF: Go to the E-Seva portal - epfindia.gov.in - and read the instructions thoroughly/Fill in the required details and submit the form online/Enter the CAPTCHA code and click on the ‘Get Pin’ option/Enter the secret Pin that was sent to you on your registered mobile phone or mail ID./Click on submit and download the PDF/Save and take a print of the PDF, which needs to be submitted later at the EPF office
If you visit the nearest EPFO and meet the PF Enforcement Officer, they will guide you in detail and support for proper establishment registration. For more details kindly visit the website of EPFO: https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php
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