Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How to get an online EPF Pass book

How to get an online EPF Pass book

Employees Provident Fund (EPF), generally known as PF is a retirement benefit scheme available to the salaried class in India, wherein both the employer and employee contribute an equal amount towards the fund. This year, the EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization) has introduced an e-passbook facility for members, which enables them to check their PF account online.

What is an EPF e-passbook?

The EPF e-passbook is an online version of the employee’s provident fund account. Transactions are recorded date-wise and these can be tracked easily by the member. You can check your EPF balance online anytime you wish to.

How to register online?

Registration on the EPFO website is necessary to avail the e-passbook facility. The following steps need to be followed to register online -
1.      Visit the EPFO members site - http://members.epfoservices.in/

2.      Click on the “Register” at the bottom of the page or “Click here to Register” button under the Login area.

3.      You will reach the registration page, where you will have to enter your mobile number mandatorily. You will also need to enter your date of birth, email id and select one of the eight documents (PAN number, Aadhar (UID), NPR (National Population Register), bank account number, voter ID card, driving license, passport number or ration card number) along with its unique number and your name as it is in the document. On entering a six digit unique text character, you will have to click “GET PIN” to get a four digit authorization PIN on your mobile.

4.      Once you receive the PIN on your mobile, you will have to enter this PIN in the box provided at the bottom of the page. Check the “I agree” box and click on “Submit” button.

5.      After clicking on “Submit”, your registration will be complete and you will get a confirmation message on your mobile.
This completes the registration process on the EPFO member website.




Source: Central Government News

Income Tax Refund Status – Check your status through online

Income Tax Refund Status – Check your status through online

Refund Banker Scheme’ – Check your Income Tax Refund status through online

The Income Tax Department has already introduced the provision to know the status of Income Tax Refund through online. As shown in the official website of TIN-NSDL you can verify the status of refund for the assessment year 2003-04 to 2013-14. Taxpayers can view status of refund 10 days after their refund has been sent by the Assessing Officer to the Refund Banker – by entering ‘PAN’ and ‘Assessment Year’ in the prescribed place of the webpage. The details are given for recollecting the information…

Tax Information Network of
Income Tax Department
REFUND STATUS
Refund Banker


The ‘Refund Banker Scheme,’ which commenced from 24th Jan 2007, is now operational for taxpayers assessed all over India (except at Large Taxpayer Units) and for returns processed at CPC (Centralized Processing Centre) of the Income Tax Department at Bangalore.

In the ‘Refund Banker Scheme’ the refunds generated on processing of Income tax Returns by the Assessing officers/ CPC-Bangalore are transmitted to State Bank of India, CMP branch, Mumbai (Refund Banker) on the next day of processing for further distribution to taxpayers.

Refunds are being sent in following two modes:
RTGS / NECS : To enable credit of refund directly to the bank account, Taxpayer.s Bank A/c (at least 10 digits), MICR code of bank branch and correct communication address is mandatory.

Paper Cheque : Bank Account No, Correct address is mandatory.
Taxpayers can view status of refund 10 days after their refund has been sent by the Assessing Officer to the Refund Banker – by entering ‘PAN’ and ‘Assessment Year’ below.

Other Refunds
Status of ‘paid’ refund, being paid other than through ‘Refund Banker,’ can also be viewed at www.tin-nsdl.com by entering the ‘PAN’ and ‘Assessment Year’ below.

‘Refund paid’ status is also being reflected in the ‘Tax Credit Statements’ in Form 26AS.

Check your status…
https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html

Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon – NFIR

Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon – NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(X) I-2012/23/4

New Delhi, dated 10.10.2012

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Raod,
New Delhi – 110055

Dear Sir,

Sub : DC/JCM item No.24/2012 : Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon.

Ref:- Your letter No.11/58(i) dated 31/08/2012.

The matter has been referred to the Ministry of Finance vide Board’s letter of even number dated 10.10.2012 to expedite the issue. A copy of the same is enclosed for information.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
For Secretar/RaiIway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(X) I-2012/23/4

New Delhi, dated 10.10.2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon.

The undersigned is directed to draw the attention of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Direct Taxes towards para 5.2(10) (i) at page 14 of their circular No. 05/2011 dated 16.08.2011 wherein it has been specified that the transport allowance granted to an employee to meet his expenditure for the purpose of commuting between the place of his residence and the place of duty is exempt to the extent of Rs. 800/- per month.

Representations are being received in the Ministry of Railways from various federations of Railways. The Federations have represented that Transport Allowance was introduced with the concept of providing financial support to the Central Government Employees who incur considerable amounts for their day-to-day travel from their residence to the work place. This had materialized based on the recommendations of the V CPC which introduced Transport Allowance in 3 slabs at the rate of Rs.100. Rs.400 and Rs.800, based on the classification of the cities/towns under Urban Agglomeration Act. Further, a prerequisite was introduced to allow this facility for those who stay beyond 1 km radius from the place of work.

A decision was taken to equate such allowance on par with normal Travelling/Daily Allowance and these amounts have also been exempted from computation of annual income and exempted from the purview of Income Tax vide Income Tax (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 1995 notified vide F.No.142/9/95-TPL dt. 7-7-1995.

The VI CPC, while reviewing the system of grant of Transport Allowance has recommended to enhance the same from Rs.100 to Rs.800,  Rs.400 to Rs.1600 and Rs.800 to Rs.3200, for Pay Bands 1 to 4 respectively. The City Compensatory Allowance was Withdrawn. It was also recommended to provide the coverage of DA. to Transport Allowance as per increase in the Consumer Price Index.

Ministry of Finance are therefore requested to include the request of the Railways for taking due action for enhancing exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus DA Thereon.

sd/-
(M.Anand Krishna)
Deputy Director, Finance (Exp.)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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