Find out how to know UAN number
When you start a new job, most employers in India open an Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Account for you in which they deposit a percentage of your salary for savings. The employer also creates a Universal Account Number (UAN) for your EPF account. The UAN helps you keep an eye on the amount of money deposited in the account and occasionally withdraw or transfer funds without employer intervention. But do you know how to get UAN number? Find out the different ways to do so in this article.
If you have newly joined a company, your employer will ideally provide you with your Universal Account Number upon opening your salary account. If you do not get the same, you can consult someone from the Human Resources or Finance department in the company and ask for the UAN. You can also find the UAN number on the salary slips, which also mentions the sums deducted for monthly PF contributions.
Below are the steps on how to know UAN number online
When you first start working, your employer will ask you to submit a few documents to generate your UAN. Generating the UAN is a one-time process, and the Universal Account Number remains unchanged throughout your employment years. The documents required to generate UAN are as follows:
We hope this article answers your query on how to know my UAN number. Your UAN number is a unique 12-digit number that lets you access your EPF account any time you want. Using this single platform, you can withdraw or transfer your PF balance any time you wish. While employers help you open the account, they may not intervene or have any say on how you manage the account.
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*Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. We recommend you get in touch with your income tax advisor or CA for expert advice.