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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

ESIC Coverage Reduce to 10 Employees count in Maharashtra

With effect from 1st October 2020, the provisions of ESI ACT, in Maharashtra will apply to establishments employing 10 or more persons irrespective of the Salary paid to them.

If no employee is eligible then the company will register and file nil returns. If even 1 employee is eligible then the company will register and file contribution returns.


The Following Schedule Classes of Establishment wherein 10 or more person are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding twelve months  in the areas  in which the provision of the said act have been brought into force under subsection (3) of section 1 of the said act  

1. Shops.

2. Hotels.

3. Restaurants. 

4. Road Motor Transport Establishment. 

5. Cinema Including Preview Theatres. 

6. Newspaper establishment as defined in section 2 (d) of the working journalists       (condition of Service) & Miscellaneous provision Act ( 45 of 1995).  


Notification :- ESIC 10 Employees Coverage Notification -Maharashtra 1st October 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana Scheme of ESIC ( Unemployment allowance)

 Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana finally notified by Govt. with the following highlights;


1. Valid from 1.7.2020 to 30.6.2021


2. 2 years of employment is required in insurable employment just before his/her unemployment


3. Min. 78 days contribution is a must in each 4 preceding contribution periods just before unemployment.


4. The claim shall be due after 30 days from the date of unemployment.


5. The claim shall be settled by the ESIC within 15 days from the date of lodging the claim and money shall be transferred to the insured person's bank account directly. Insured Person to lodge the claim directly to the ESIC Branch Office.


6. Salary shall be paid to the unemployed Insured Person @50% of average per day earned during the previous 4 contribution periods maximum for 90 days that is 3 months.


Gazette Copy:- ESIC Unemployment allowance-Gazette

 Steps for Eligibility conditions & claim process 


1. Login  the  IP portal  on http://www.esic.in/EmployeePortal/login.aspx by  entering  his  insurance number and captcha at the designated place.


2. On logging in the IP portal, the IP shall click the link provided for the creation of a claim for the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana.


3. The system will check IP's eligibility and if IP is eligible for the relief under the scheme it will take him to the next page where the IP will fill up the period for which he/ she seeks relief under the ABVKY  and submit it to create a claim


4. The system will then prompt the eligible IP to print a copy of the claim thus created (form AB-1).  


5.  The claim thus generated will have the information which is available in the system, auto-filled in it.


6. The claim duly signed in the form of an affidavit on nonjudicial  stamp paper  of minimum  Rs 20/- value will be submitted by the IP to his designated branch office either in person or by speed post along with a self-attested photocopy of Aadhar card and that of the bank passbook or a canceled cheque.


7. The Bank details are to be matched with the canceled cheque in the IP Portal 






    

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

"Income Tax Policy Changes" - Announced by CBDT:*

 

"Income Tax Policy Changes" - Announced by CBDT:*
*1. Income Tax New disclosures asked in the new ITR forms 1to7 are: 1. House ownership: Individual taxpayers who are joint owners of house property cannot file ITR 1 or ITR4.*

*2. Passport: One needs to disclose the Passport number if held by the taxpayer. This is to be furnished both in ITR 1-Sahaj and ITR 4-Sugam. Hopefully, it will be made mandatory in other ITR Forms as and when they are notified.*

*3. Cash deposit: For those filing ITR 4-Sugam, it has been made compulsory to declare the amount deposited as cash in a bank account, if such amount exceeds Rs 1 crore during the FY.*

*4. Foreign travel: If you have spent more than Rs 2 lakh on traveling abroad during the FY, you need to disclose the actual amount spent.*

*5. Electricity consumption: If your electricity bills have been more than Rs 1 lakh in aggregate during the FY, you need to disclose the actual amount.*

*6. Investment details: Details of investment qualifying for deduction under chapter VIA with the bifurcation of details of investment made during the period from April 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020.*

*7. For every assessment year, the last date for filing tax returns is July 31, However, this year ITR filing date has been extended till November 30, 2020, due to pandemic Covid-19.*

*8. Income Tax Exemptions and Deductions that you can claim under the New Tax Regime for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22): Withdrawal by an employee from the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) is not taxable after 5 years of continuous service.*

*9. Withdrawal from the National Pension Scheme (NPS) on maturity or premature closure up to 40% of the amount received on such withdrawal remains tax-free for all. In case of partial withdrawal from NPS, up to 25% of the contributions made by the individual will be tax-free. Employer’s contribution to NPS up to 10% of their basic salary and dearness allowance also remains tax-free.*

*10. Under Section 10 (10D) of the Income Tax Act, the sum assured and any bonus paid on maturity or surrender of the life insurance plan is tax-free. Maturity proceeds continue to be exempt under Section 10(10D) even in the new regime. The maturity amount including interest received on the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana will not attract any tax.*

*11. Conveyance Allowance granted to meet expenditure incurred on conveyance in performance of duties of an office and any allowance granted to an employee to meet the cost of travel on tour or on transfer (including relocation) are tax-free.*
*Interest received from post office savings account balance up to ₹3,500 annually per individual will remain free from tax.*

*12. Any scholarship granted to meet education costs is tax-exempt under Section 10 (16) of the Income Tax Act. Gratuity received from the employer up to ₹20 lakh after rendering 5 years of continuous service. Leave encashment received at the time of resignation or retirement up to ₹3 lakh.*

*13. Form 26AS will now be a complete profile of the taxpayer w.e.f. 01.06.2020, CBDT vide Notification dated May 28, 2020 amended Form 26AS in Sec 285BB w.e.f. 01.06.2020. Key takeaways are:*

*14. New form 26AS will also provide information in respect of “Specified financial transactions” which include transactions of purchase/ sale of goods, property, services, works contract, investment, expenditure, taking or accepting any loan or deposits of such value as may be prescribed but not less than of Rs 50,000.*

*15. Information about income tax demand, refund, proceedings pending, and proceedings completed which may include assessment, reassessment under section 148,153A 153C, revision, the appeal will also be shared in this form 26AS.*

*16. Information on this form 26AS will not be a one-time affair at year-end. This will be a live 26AS, as this will be updated regularly within 3 months from the end of the month in which such information is received.*

*17. Form 26AS will now be a complete profile of the taxpayer for that particular year as against earlier form 26AS which just provided the information about taxes

Monday, August 31, 2020

Inspections Under Various Labour Laws To Facilitate Ease Of Doing Business In The State Of Puducherry

 Government of Puducherry vide G.O. Ms No. 05/Lab/AIL/G/2020 has issued an order to introduce computerized systems of Risk Assessment based Inspections with random allocation of Inspecting Officers to facilitate Ease of Doing Business in the State. 


As per the order, inspection will be carried out by respective Inspection Officers to categorized establishments as Low Risk / Medium Risk / High Risk depending upon the number of workers employed. The frequency for inspection for establishments under the Medium Risk category will be once in two years and for Establishments under the High-Risk category will be once in every year.

Therefore, the aforementioned scheme shall be applicable to the following acts - 
  • The Puducherry Shops And Establishments Act, 1964, 
  • The Puducherry Catering Establishments Act, 1964, 
  • The Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Act, 1970, 
  • The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act, 1979, 
  • The Child And Adolescent Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Act, 1986, 
  • The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, 
  • The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961, 
  • The Minimum Wages Act 1948, 
  • The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, 
  • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, 
  • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, 
  • The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, 
  • The Payment of Wage Act, 1936, 
  • The Sexual Harassment Of Women At Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition And Redressal) Act, 2013, 
  • The Puducherry Industrial Establishments (National And Festival Holidays) Act, 1964, 
  • The Puducherry Industrial Establishments (Conferment Of Permanent Status To Workmen) Act, 1981, 
  • The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, The Working Journalists And Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions Of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955, 
  • The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions Of Service) Act, 1976. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Proposal for the specification of festival Holidays) and Form III approval issued by the authority online under Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National, Festival And Special Holidays) Act, 1958 and Rules, 1959.

 The Labour Department of Tamil Nadu has decided to implement online submission of Form I (Proposal for the specification of festival Holidays) and Form III approval issued by the authority online under Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National, Festival And Special Holidays) Act, 1958 and Rules, 1959. This implementation would come into effect from August 16, 2020. However, the Authority would not accept the hard copy of the application.  

The employer may create a User ID and Password in the labour portal - https://labour.tn.gov.in/services/users/login.   Along with it, the following details need to get submitted:-

1. Employer SPOC mail ID, Mobile No., PAN and Aadhaar (residential address should be in Tamil Nadu) 

2. Employer PAN and Aadhaar (residential address should be in Tamil Nadu)

3. Holiday list colour scan copy (Minimum 9 _ four national and five festival holidays) 

4. Form II colour scan copy

5. Form S colour scan copy 

6. Lease agreement

7. Incorporate certificate 

8. Company PAN Card


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

EPFO WhatsApp, Email & Helpline

Dear all,

During this Pandemic, any employer is facing problem for approval of Basic details of the Name change, KYC, or Digital signature approval .EPFO has taken one step ahead to resolve the said issue for all 135  EPFO RO/SRO) are now on WhatsApp or on email  & separate helpline numbers are designated. append below is the list of the same 



EPFO WhatsApp, Email & Helpline



EPFO WhatsApp, Email & Helpline
Name of Zonal OfficeName of Regional OfficeWhatsApp Helpline #Email idTelephone #
Andhra Pradesh (Vijaywada)
GunturGRGNT0863-2344123ro.guntur@epfindia.gov.in0863-2344106
KadapaGRCDP9491138297sro.cuddaph@epfindia.gov.in08562-244902
RajamundryGRRJY9494633563ro.rajamundry@epfindia.gov.in0883-2442571
VishakhapatnamGRVSP7382396602ro.vizag@epfindia.gov.in0891-2729402
Bihar & Jharkhand (Patna)
BhagalpurBRBHA8987299190ro.bhagalpur@epfindia.gov.in0641-2409875
JamshedpurJHJAM8986717019ro.jamshedpur@epfindia.gov.in0657-2230128
MuzaffarpurBRMUZ6204358536ro.muzaffarpur@epfindia.gov.in0621-2263965
PatnaBRPAT7004042219ro.patna@epfindia.gov.in0612-2227410
RanchiJHRAN8987790956ro.ranchi@epfindia.gov.in0651-2360804
Bandra (Bandra)
Mumbai (Bandra)MHBAN022-26470030ro.bandra@epfindia.gov.in022-26475910
Mumbai (Dadar)MHBAN9321255315ro.bandra2@epfindia.gov.in022-26475910
Mumbai (Narimanpoint)MHBAN9518588021ro.bandra3@epfindia.gov.in022-26475910
Mumbai (Powai)MHBAN022-264 76044ro.bandra4@epfindia.gov.in022-26475910
Bengaluru (Bengaluru)
Bengaluru (Central)BGBNG6364264449ro.bangalore1@epfindia.gov.in18604251068
Bengaluru (Malleswaram)8022230188ro.bangalore2@epfindia.gov.in
Bengaluru (Electronic City)7204453662ro.bms1@epfindia.gov.in
Bengaluru (Koramangala)9449961465ro.bms2@epfindia.gov.in080-25732655
K.R. Puram (Whitefield)PYKRP080-2565 8001
080-2565 8005
080-2565 8006
sro.krpuram@epfindia.gov.in080-25658003
PeenyaPYPNY8023571377ro.peenya@epfindia.gov.in080-23571355
Rajarajeshwari NagarBGMRD8792028994ro.rrnagar@epfindia.gov.in080-28603108
Yelahanka080-28460872
080-29720896
sro.yelahanka@epfindia.gov.in080-28460872
Chennai & Puducherry (Chennai)
Ambattur6380131921ro.ambattur@epfindia.gov.in044-26246990
Chennai (North)TNMAS9345750916ro.chennai1@epfindia.gov.in
Chennai (South)TNMAS6380366729ro.chennai2@epfindia.gov.in
PuducherryTBPDY6380023914ro.puducherry@epfindia.gov.in0413-2353055
TambaramTBTAM6380153667ro.tambaram@epfindia.gov.in044-22262297
Delhi, Uttarkhand & Jammu (Delhi)
DehradunUKDDN8532889088ro.dehradun@epfindia.gov.in0135-2620106
Delhi (Central)8178457507ro.delhicentral@epfindia.gov.in011-27371136
Delhi (East)7818022890ro.delhieast@epfindia.gov.in011-22126511
Delhi (North)DLCPM9315075221ro.delhi.north@epfindia.gov.in011-27376775
Delhi (South)9717547174ro.delhi.south@epfindia.gov.in011-28093088
Delhi (West)7428595582ro.delhi.west@epfindia.gov.in011-28093110
HaldwaniUKHLD9411530300sro.haldwani@epfindia.gov.in05946-282208
Gujarat (Ahmedabad)
AhmedabadGJAHD7383146934ro.ahmedabad@epfindia.gov.in079-27582700
BharuchSRBRH02642-266702sro.bharuch@epfindia.gov.in02642-268702
NarodaGJNRD9428694145ro.naroda@epfindia.gov.in079-22800522
RajkotGJRAJ0281-2576399
0281-2576499
sro.rajkot@epfindia.gov.in0281-2576399
SuratSRSRT9484530500ro.surat@epfindia.gov.in
VadodaraVDBRD2652606247ro.vadodara@epfindia.gov.in
VapiSRVAP9499703166sro.vapi@epfindia.gov.in0260-2400611
VatvaGJVAT8733063428ro.vatwa@epfindia.gov.in079-25465280
Haryana (Faridabad)
FaridabadHRFRD8278378542ro.faridabad@epfindia.gov.in0129-2225162
Gurugram (East)GNGGN9717748636ro.gurgaon@epfindia.gov.in0124-2578635
Gurugram (West)GNGGN9311354824ro.gurgaon2@epfindia.gov.in
KarnalHRKNL9996962805ro.karnal@epfindia.gov.in0184-2209825
RohtakGNRTK7082334526ro.rohtak@epfindia.gov.in
Kerala & Lakshadweep (Thiruvananthapuram)
KannurKRKNR8590323150ro.kannur@epfindia.gov.in0497-2712388
KochiKRKCH0484-2566509ro.kochi@epfindia.gov.in0484-2566522
KollamKRKLM9497152553ro.kollam@epfindia.gov.in
KottayamKRKRTM0481-2303206ro.kottayam@epfindia.gov.in0481-2300937
KozhikodeKRKKD7012997744ro.kozhikode@epfindia.gov.in0495-2766532
ThiruvananthapuramKRTVM8075348085ro.tvm@epfindia.gov.in0471-2557378
Karnataka (Other Than Bengaluru) & Goa (Hubli)
ChikamagalurKNCKR9482177426ro.chikamagalur@epfindia.gov.in08262-234106
GoaGAGOA8830110399ro.goa@epfindia.gov.in
GulbargaGBGLB8472273862ro.gulbarga@epfindia.gov.in08472-273205
HubliGBHBL8762525754ro.hubli@epfindia.gov.in0836-2324806
MangaloreKNMLR9113938518ro.mangalore@epfindia.gov.in0824-2435888
MysoreKNMYS8105645793ro.mysore@epfindia.gov.in0821-2599222
RaichurGBRCH9482390073sro.raichur@epfindia.gov.in08532-220050
ShimogaKNSHG0818-2275103ro.shimoga@epfindia.gov.in08182-275105
Tumkur7204055256sro.tumkur@epfindia.gov.in0816-2257455
UdupiKNUDP0820-2531172sro.udupi@epfindia.gov.in0820-2531174
Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh (Bhopal)
BhopalMPBPL6264800134ro.bhopal@epfindia.gov.in0755-2557670
GwaliorMPGWL9301903862ro.gwalior@epfindia.gov.in
IndoreMPIND8305411688ro.indore@epfindia.gov.in0731-2540057
JabalpurMPJBP6267777416ro.jabalpur@epfindia.gov.in0761-2640680
RaipurCGRAI7712583890ro.raipur@epfindia.gov.in
SagarMPSGR8989041007ro.sagar@epfindia.gov.in07582-227173
UjjainMPUJJ9424441512ro.ujjain@epfindia.gov.in0734-2518588
Maharashtra (Other Than Mumbai) (Pune)
AkolaNGAKL0724-2414050ro.akola@epfindia.gov.in0724-2415672
AurangabadNGAUR9405355287ro.aurangabad@epfindia.gov.in020-2485606
KolhapurPUKOL9309866697ro.kolhapur@epfindia.gov.in0231-2661570
NagpurNGNAG9555313189ro.nagpur@epfindia.gov.in0712-2742012
NasikKDNSK0253-2360974ro.nasik@epfindia.gov.in0253-2360974
Pune (Pune Cantt.)PUPUN8767108057ro.pune@epfindia.gov.in020-26402151
Pune (Akurdi)PUPUN8766467490ro.pune2@epfindia.gov.in020-2640760
SolapurPUSLP9404912406ro.solapur@epfindia.gov.in
North-Eastern Region (Guwahati)
AgartalaNEAGT9402180891ro.agartala@epfindia.gov.in
GuwahatiNEGHY8822142204ro.guwahati@epfindia.gov.in
ShillongNESHG6033243231ro.shillong@epfindia.gov.in0364-2507212
TinsukiaNETSK9864860921ro.tinsukia@epfindia.gov.in0374-2351781
Odisha (Bhubaneswar)
BerhampurORBAM8249068089ro.berhampur@epfindia.gov.in
BhubaneshwarORBBS7656849976ro.bhubaneshwar@epfindia.gov.in
KeonjharORKJR6370894727ro.keonjhar@epfindia.gov.in
RourkelaORRKL6372908815ro.rourkela@epfindia.gov.in
Punjab & Himachal Pradesh (Chandigarh)
AmritsarLDASR9530589771ro.amritsar@epfindia.gov.in0183-2402004
BhatindaPBBTI6284364807ro.bhatinda@epfindia.gov.in0164-2215892
ChandigarhPBCHD9463733422ro.chandigarh@epfindia.gov.in0172-2701300
JalandharLDJAL6280718364sro.jalandhar@epfindia.gov.in0181-4156686
LudhianaLDLDH7719642517ro.ludhiana@epfindia.gov.in0161-2447243
ShimlaHPSML7807929882ro.shimla@epfindia.gov.in0177-2623023
Rajasthan (Jaipur)
JaipurRJRAJ1412740742ro.jaipur@epfindia.gov.in0141-2740742
JodhpurRJJOD9414138664ro.jodhpur@epfindia.gov.in
KotaRJKOT7442425392sro.kota@epfindia.gov.in0744-2422449
UdaipurRJUDR7878817107ro.udaipur@epfindia.gov.in0294-2980356
Telangana (Hyderabad)
Hyderabad (Barkatpura)APHYD9100026170ro.hyderabad@epfindia.gov.in040-27564576
Hyderabad (Madhapur)APHYD9100026146ro.hyderabad2@epfindia.gov.in18005999911
KarimnagarNZKRN9492429685ro.karimnagar@epfindia.gov.in0878-2231090
KukatpallyAPKKP9392369549ro.kukatpally@epfindia.gov.in040-29705520
NizamabadNZNZB8919090653ro.nizamabad@epfindia.gov.in08462-295122
PatancheruAPPTC9494182174sro.patancheru@epfindia.go.in08455-285134
SiddipetAPSID9603262989sro.siddipet@epfindia.gov.in08457-231466
WarangalNZWGL8702447772ro.warangal@epfindia.gov.in0870-2447772
Thane (Thane)
Kandivali (West)KDMAL7977298051ro.kandivali@epfindia.gov.in022-28692604
Kandivali (East)KDMAL9321482815
9321466977
ro.kandivali2@epfindia.gov.in
Thane (North)THTHA9321666951ro.thanenorth@epfindia.gov.in022-68806691
Thane (South)THTHA8928977985ro.thanesouth@epfindia.gov.in022-25838449
VashiTHVSH9969036136ro.vashi@epfindia.gov.in022-27814315
Tamil Nadu (Other Than Chennai) (Coimbatore)
CoimbatoreCBCBE9994255012ro.coimbatore@epfindia.gov.in9994235012
MaduraiMDMDU9489938487ro.madurai@epfindia.gov.in0452-2545703
NagercoilMDNKL6381122366ro.nagercoil@epfindia.gov.in6381122366
SalemCBSLM9080433650ro.salem@epfindia.gov.in0427-2900388
TirunelveliMDTNY7010156260ro.tirunelveli@epfindia.gov.in0462-2554608
TrichyCBTRY6380109286ro.trichy@epfindia.gov.in6380109286
VelloreTBVLR7397593330ro.vellore@epfindia.gov.in0416-2256157
Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur)
AgraMRAGR8279696190ro.agra@epfindia.gov.in0562-2855273
AllahabadUPALD9336677186ro.allahabad@epfindia.gov.in0532-2401619
BareillyUPBLY0581-2510628ro.bareilly@epfindia.gov.in0581-2510628
BellaryGBBLR6363778135ro.bellary@epfindia.gov.in08392-268943
GorakhpurUPGKP9044977792ro.gorakhpur@epfindia.gov.in0551-2200603
KanpurUPKNP0512-2215644ro.kanpur@epfindia.gov.in0512-2215644
LucknowUPLKO9044856097ro.lucknow@epfindia.gov.in0522-2304998
MeerutMRMRT8923247687ro.meerut@epfindia.gov.in0121-2603034
NoidaUPNOI8595668945ro.noida@epfindia.gov.in18001807953
VaranasiUPVNS0542-2585339ro.varanasi@epfindia.gov.in0542-2585339
West Bengal, A&N Islands & Sikkim (Kolkata)
BarrackporeWBTLO033-25010481sro.barrackpore@epfindia.gov.in033-25010399
DarjeelingJLDRJ8927703218ro.darjeeling@epfindia.gov.in0354-2255902
DurgapurWBDGP9434085134ro.durgapur@epfindia.gov.in0343-2544378
HowrahWBHLO033-26768120ro.howrah@epfindia.gov.in033-26669220
JalpaiguriJLJLP9531641924ro.jalpaiguri@epfindia.gov.in03561-230731
JangipurJLJNG9434111646sro.jangipur@epfindia.gov.in03482-260071
KolkataWBCAL033-29521852ro.kolkata@epfindia.gov.in033-23586931
Park StreetWBPRB7439133837ro.parkstreet@epfindia.gov.in033-22801244
Port BlairWBAND9434269504ro.portblair@epfindia.gov.in
SiliguriJLSLG8001196411ro.siliguri@epfindia.gov.in0353-2512523