EPFO allows PF payment by employers up to January 20 for month of Dec, 2016
A unified portal for employers with UAN (universal account number) based simplified electronic challan cum return filing system was launched by the EPFO on December 23, 2016.
The portal helps in submission of UAN-based returns and challans.
FPFO noticed that due to increased traffic on the portal, many employers were facing some difficulty in upfront allotment of UAN, connectivity and login issues, website slowing down and also unfamiliarity of the new processes.
The statutory dues of EPFO are to be paid by 15th of every month and has a subscribers base of over four crore and handles over six lakh employers. Considering the issues arising out of stabilisation of the portal, it has been decided by EPFO to allow a grace period of five days for the month of December 2016 remittance which can be paid by January 20, 2017.
The relevant notification issued by EPFO can be downloaded from the following link: