The filing for PF Return can be made online by following these steps;

  1. Login to EPFO using your Electronic Challan cum Return (ESR) credentials.
  2. Ensure details shown are correct
  3. Select ‘ECR Upload’ from ‘payment’ option
  4. Select ‘wage month’, ‘salary disbursal date’, ‘rate of contribution’ and upload ECR text file
  5. Click on ‘verify’ once the TRRN is generated for the uploaded ECR file.
  6. Click on ‘Prepare Challan’
  7. Click on ‘generate challan’ after entering inspection charges,
  8. Click on ‘Finalize’
  9. Click on ‘Pay’
  10. Select payment mode as ‘online’
  11. Upon successful payment transaction will be updated at EPFO Portal.

Due Date for filing

  • Every employer registered under the PF Fund has a responsibility to file for PF returns by the 15th of every month.
  • In case of yearly PF returns the due date for filing is by 25th April every year.

Filing for ESI

Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) is a health insurance scheme provided to the employees’ governed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The filing for ESI returns can be made by following these steps;

  1. Login to the profile
  2. Go to monthly contribution
  3. Update details
  4. Do self-certification

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