Hello, in this post we will discuss the steps for PF online payment on the EPFO portal. We will walk you through the steps with screenshots
PF payment online
Basically, Employee Provident fund is a social security benefit introduced by the Ministry of Labour. It is one of the ideal retirement funds.
Though contribution to the PF account is made both by the employer and the employee, payment is to be made to PF account by the employer who is registered with the PF Act. It is mandatory for all establishments to pay PF online from September 2015.
Steps for PF payment online
Step-1: Go to the EPFO website portal and login using your Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) credentials
You need to ensure that your establishment details such as establishment ID, Name, address, exemption status etc shown are correct.
Step-2: Select ECR upload from the Payments option drop down
Step-3: Select the particular ‘Wage Month’, ‘Salary Disbursal Date’, Rate of contribution and upload the ECR text file.
Uploaded ECR file will be validated for predefined conditions and a screen will appear with a message ‘File Validation Successful’. If the ECR file is not validated, an error will be displayed on the screen. Correct the ECR text file for the specified format and upload it again till it is successfully validated
Step-4: In the same page, the generated TRRN will be displayed for the uploaded ECR file. Then, click on ‘Verify’
Step-5: Next, click on ‘Prepare Challan’ option to generate ECR summary sheet.
Step-6: Now enter Admin/Inspection Charges and click on ‘Generate Challan’ Button
Step-7: Next step is to click on ‘Finalize’ button after verifying the challan amount.
Step-8: Finally, Click on Pay against the relevant TRRN.
Select payment mode as ‘online’ and choose from any of the banks appearing in the drop-down menu and click on ‘continue’ option
This action will take you to your bank’s internet banking login website where you need to log in and make the payment through net banking
On successful payment, Payment / Transaction-id will be generated and e-Receipt for the transaction confirmation will be populated.
This transaction will be updated on the EPFO Portal.
The confirmation of payment against TRRN number will be provided by the EPFO.
Links for Bank Specific Payments
Below are the links of the specific bank website which shows you the procedure of the payment.
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