EPFO likely to announce rates on Thursday – news 07 trends

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The Staff’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is more likely to announce the speed of curiosity on provident fund deposits for financial 12 months 2020-21 on 4 March, when its central board of trustees meet at Srinagar.

There have been speculations that the retirement physique would possibly lower the curiosity charges on provident fund deposits for the fiscal 2020-21 submit the COVID-19 monetary downturn all by way of 2020.

Final 12 months, in March, EPFO had diminished the curiosity fee on provident fund deposits to a seven-year low of 8.5% for 2019-20. The board earlier talked about it would pay 8.5% curiosity to its subscribers for the 12 months ended 31 March in two installments— 8.15% from debt investments and 0.35% from equity.

“It might comprise 8.15% from debt income and the stableness 0.35% (options) from the sale of ETFs (exchange-traded funds), subject to their redemption by 31 December 2020″, the retirement fund earlier mentioned.

“There isn’t a going again on the 8.5% fee for FY20, however the present state of affairs has pushed us to go for 2 instalments. A number of the investments couldn’t be encashed as a result of dangerous market state of affairs. Therefore, this new formulation,” Virjesh Upadhyay, one different board member of the EPFO and primary secretary of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh earlier suggested Mint.

The curiosity fee was 8.65% in 2018-19. The EPFO had provided 8.55% curiosity fee to its subscribers for 2017-18. The curiosity fee was 8.65% in 2016-17.

Web new enrolments with retirement fund physique EPFO grew by 24% to 12.54 lakh in December in distinction to the equivalent month in 2019, in accordance to the payroll information. The provisional payroll information of EPFO highlights a constructive improvement for net subscribers base improvement, the ministry of labour and employment talked about in a press launch.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched in Finances 2021 that curiosity on employee contributions to provident fund of over 2.5 lakh every year could possibly be taxed, starting from 1 April. “With a purpose to rationalise tax exemption for the revenue earned by excessive revenue workers, it’s proposed to limit tax exemption for the curiosity revenue earned on the staff’ contribution to numerous provident funds to the annual contribution of 2.5 lakh,” Sitharaman talked about in her Finances 2021 speech.

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