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EPFO Big Update: These are the 5 benefits of opening an EPF account, many benefits are available with free insurance

EPFO: Whenever someone’s PF account opens, that person is also immediately insured. Under this, you get insurance up to 6 lakh rupees.

new Delhi. The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) provides PF facility to all employees. For this, a small part of the employee’s salary is deducted to be credited to the PF account. It is a way of securing the future of an employee after retirement. After retirement, this accumulated capital is used by that employee. But do you know that not only in old age, but PF account holders get many more benefits from this account. So let’s know everything about them …

1. Free insurance is available

As soon as an employee’s PF account is opened, then he / she is also defaulted by default. Employees have insurance up to Rs 6 lakh under Employee Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI). During the service period of an active member of EPFO, up to Rs 6 lakh is paid to his nominee or legal heir. This benefit is provided by companies and central government to their employees.

2. Exemption in tax is

there, even if you want tax exemption, PF is the best option. However, you should also know that there is no such facility in the new tax system whereas tax is exempt in the old tax system. EPF account holders can save up to 12 percent on the tax on their salary under Section 80C of Income Tax.

3. After retirement,

8.33% of the contribution deposited in the pension PF account goes to the pension scheme. Which is received as pension after retirement. Pension is the biggest support of a person’s old age. For which the government also runs many schemes.

4. Interest on inactive account

Interest is also paid on the inactive PF account of the employees. As per the changes made in the law in 2016, now PF account holders are also paid interest on the amount deposited in their PF account lying inactive for more than three years. Earlier, there was no provision to give interest on PF account lying dormant for three years.

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5. You can withdraw money when needed

A great feature of PF Fund is that some money can be withdrawn from it at the time of need. With this you will be able to avoid the possibilities of loan.




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