EPFO goes digital, allows employers to pay dues online

Provident Fund

In a move to ease norms for employers in the country, the Employers’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched a facility that allows payment of dues online. From now onwards, employers can submit Form 5A (Return of Ownership) online. The retirement body has also the discontinued physical submission of the same, to reduce paperwork.

It may be noted that earlier employers had to submit a physical copy of the Form 5A to the concerned EPFO field office upon new registration of establishment or in cases, there is a change in ownership details. In addition, the EPFO has also launched a facility for online payment of Section 14B and Section 7Q dues.

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