The Employees' Provident Fund And Mp Act, 1952 (EPF)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Establishment which is factory engaged in any industry specified in Schedule 1 and in which 20 or more persons are employed.
  • Any other establishment employing 20 or more persons which Central Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf.
  • Any establishment employing even less than 20 persons can be covered voluntarily under section 1(4) of the Act.
Employee Provident Fund Employees share 12%
Employee Provident Fund Employer share 3.67%
Employees' Pension scheme 8.33%
Employee Deposit Linked Insurance 0.5%
Employee Provident Fund Administrative charges 1.1%
Employee Deposit Linked Insurance Administrative charges 0.01%

The following three kinds of benefits are provided under the scheme: (1) Withdrawal benefit (2) Benefit of non-refundable advances (3) Benefit of financing of Life Insurance Policies.

  • A member can withdraw the full amount standing to his credit in the Fund in the following circumstances immediately
  • Retirement after attaining the age of 55 years
  • Retirement due to incapacity for work
  • Migration for permanent settlement abroad
  • Mass retrenchment
  • Voluntary retirement
  • Closer of establishment
  • Transfer to an establishment not covered under the Act
  • Discharge with payment of retrenchment compensation, etc
  • In all other cases of leaving services he can withdraw the full amount if he remains unemployed after the waiting period of two months unemployment.
  • Non-refundable advances from the amount standing to the credit of a member in the Fund can be sanctioned for the following purposes:
  • Purchase of a house
  • Repayment of a loan, for housing
  • Unemployment due to lock-out or temporary closure
  • Unemployment due to illness
  • Marriage of a self of daughter, son, sister or brother
  • Education of son or daughter
  • Exceptional calamity, etc.
  • Liable to be arrested without warrants being a cognizable offence.
  • Defaults by employer in paying contributions or inspection/administrative charges attract imprisonment upto 3 years and fines upto Rs. 10,000.00 {Section 14}
  • For any retrospective application, all dues have to be paid by employer with damages upto 100% of arrears.

Karnataka Profession Tax (PT)

Frequently Asked Questions

Profession tax is levied under the Karnataka Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1976:

Profession Tax shall be paid by every person exercising any Profession or calling or is engaged in any trade or holds any appointment, public or private as specified in the Schedule to the Act.

A person is defined under the Act to mean, any person who is engaged in any Profession, trade, callings or employment in the State of Karnataka and includes :-

  • Hindu undivided family (HUF)
  • Firm
  • Company
  • Corporations
  • Other Corporate bodies
  • Any Society
  • Any Club or Association
  • Every branch of a firm, company, corporation or other corporate body, any society, club or association is treated as separate person for the purpose of tax liability

No tax is payable by persons who have attained age of sixty five years. Also no tax is payable for holding any Profession for less than120 days in that year.

Professional tax in Karnataka on Salary or wage earners whose salary or wage or both, as the case may be, for a month is,

  • Upto 9999 - NIL
  • 10000 to 14999 – Rs. 150 per month
  • 15000 & above – Rs. 200 per month

If an enrolled person or a registered employer fails, without reasonable cause, to make payment of any amount of tax, within the required time or date as specified in the notice of demand, the prescribed authority may, after giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard, impose upon him a penalty equal to ten per cent, of the amount of tax due.

Shops And Commercial Establishment Act, 1961 (S & E)


Karnataka Shops and Establishment regulates the employment and working conditions in Commercial Establishments situated in Karnataka It applies to areas notified by the Government

Registration fee Slab:

Number of Employees Amount of Fee (Rs)
1 to 9 Employees 250
10 to 19 Employees 3000
20 to 49 Employees 8000
50 to 99 Employees 15000
100 to 250 Employees 30000
251 to 500 Employees 35000
501 to 1000 Employees 45000
Above 1000 Employees 50000