ESI Return Filing
Employee's State Insurance (ESI) is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers. ESI Registration is mandatory for employers having 10 or more employee. For all employees earning Rs.15,000 or less per month as wages, the employer must contribute 4.75% and employee must contribute 1.75% towards ESI. The ESI fund is managed by the ESI Corporation (ESI) according to rules and regulations stipulated therein the ESI Act 1948, which oversees the provision of medical and cash benefits to the employees and their family through its large network of branch offices, dispensaries and hospitals throughout India. ESI is an autonomous corporation under Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. India Filings can help you obtain ESI registration for your business.
All employers having 10 ore more employees are required to be registered with Employee State Insurance (ESI) Corporation. Those entities having ESI Registration must then file ESI returns. ESI returns are due half-yearly. India Filings can help file ESI returns for your business. Our ESI experts can also help you computer ESI payments and maintain ESI regulation compliance for your business. Use Remain Due to know more about your due dates for ESI return and ESI payment due date.
Documents Required for ESI Return
The following documents must be maintained regularly for filing ESI returns.
- Attendance register.
- Register for Form 6.
- Register of wages.
- Register of any accidents on the premises.
- Inspection book.
- Monthly challans and returns submitted for ESI.
Due Date of ESI Payment and Return
- ESI is required to pay on a monthly basis.
- ESI contribution required to pay 15th of the next month.
- ESI Return is required to file on a half-yearly basis.
- ESI return is required to file on or before 11th Nov and 11th May.
Basic Features of ESI
These are the basic features of ESI like;
- Medical Benefits
- Disability Benefit
- Maternity Benefit
- Sickness Benefit
- Unemployment Allowances
- Dependent’s Benefits
- Administers the ESI Scheme
Procedure of ESI Return Filling
These are some steps mentioned in the process of ESI Return:
Step 1: – Use the login credentials to Log into the ESIC Online portal located to http://www.esic.nic.in/.
Step 2: – On Employer Dashboard, a list of actions is displayed to which a number of changes can be made to the existing records like additions of new employee records, reporting the accident, other expenses, etc. For filing monthly return locate to ‘File Monthly Return’ option.
Step 3: – After updating employee details like payment records, inspection records, attendance, etc., Enter bank details and click on Submit to file your monthly ESI contribution.
Step 4: – On successful payment of return, a challan for the made transaction is generated which can be downloaded by clicking on the Download Challan button.
NOTE:-If you don’t file an ESI Return then you can pay the penalties for not filing ESI Returns like;
- Any violation of the provision of the act will lead to imprisonment up to 2 years & fine up to Rs.5000.
- Continuous violation of the act will lead to imprisonment up to 5 years & fine up to Rs.25000.