A provident fund is a popular instrument used to accumulate savings for long-term investment goals. To calculate your provident fund contribution, add both employer and employee contributions. The employer contributes 12% towards the PF balance, whereas the employee contributes 3.67% towards the PF balance.
The employer's contribution of 12% towards the PF balance depends on the employee's basic pay. For employees with basic pay less than Rs. 6,500, the calculation is made basis the gross salary. However, if the basic pay exceeds Rs. 6,500, the same calculation is made based on the basic pay.
If you're looking to calculate the sum you've accumulated in PF, consider using an employee provident fund calculator, which will need the following information:
- Your present age and tentative age of retirement
- Basic monthly salary, along with expected annual increment
- Your contribution towards the PF and expected employer contribution
- The interest rate earned on EPF balance
On entering these details, find out how much you will save by the time you retire. While these may not be accurate figures, you may be able to estimate your retirement corpus based on this information.