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How to fill NPS form online in 2021?
National pension system a.k.a NPS is the go to retirement investment options for most of the Indians. It not only provides security over the long term period but it also provides tax benefits on the investment done.
Many people get confused as how to create the NPS account but in actual fact it’s very simple and takes only 10-15mins to get the NPS account created online.
In this article we will go through the step by step process of how to fill NPS form online.
Step by step guide for How to fill NPS form online:-
Before we talk about how we can create the NPS account online. Please make sure you are ready with few important documents as without them you will not be able to create your NPS account online.
What are the requirements for Online eNPS Registration
- You must have the Adhaar or PAN. The Adhaar Number should have your current address and current mobile number. All the details in the Adhaar should be correct.
- You must have a bank account.
- You must have an internet banking facility or debit/credit card.
- You should have your photograph of 4 kb -12kb size.
- You should have the scanned image of your signature. It should be less than 12 kb in size.
- You should also have a physical passport size photo. It would be used after opening the account.
If you have above things sorted then it shouldn’t take more than 15mins for you to open the NPS account online. Please follow the below steps:-
Step 1 – Register in eNPS portal
To register, You have to click on the Registration Button. But before that, you must read the instruction given at the left side.
NPS Tier I account: Contributions done to this account are eligible for additional tax deduction benefit of up to Rs. 50,000/- under section 80CCD (1B), over and above Rs.1,50,000/- u/s 80C. Withdrawals are restricted and subject to terms and conditions.
NPS Tier 2: Subscribers can invest an additional amount in Tier-II NPS Account. Subscriber is free to withdraw his entire accrued corpus under Tier II at any point of time. In case subscriber has not contributed even the initial contribution towards Tier II a/c, it will be automatically deactivated as per process. No tax benefits are available in this account.
its safe to open both as if you want to open Tier 2 account later then it’s a bit of hassle!
Step 2 – Enter your contact details
You need to enter your contact details for NPS registration. In this form, you will be asked some basic details about you City, PAN, zip code, etc.
What NPS FATCA details to be entered while creating NPS account online?
NPS FATCA details as below. many people get confused with below details. Follow the instruction to complete the page
If your address details are not matching then you can exit from here and comeback to this with the acknowledgement number after address details are updated.
Step 3 – Enter your Bank details
In this section, you will be asked about your occupation, bank details, etc. This form is self-explanatory. Please have a look at screenshots for guidance.
Step 4 – Select your NPS fund manager
The below section is very important as your money is going to be managed by one of the fund houses. please select the fund house very carefully after doing a bit of research. details can be found here:- NPS fund returns
Go with a fund house that has given consistently good returns.
Please read – Best NPS fund manager for details of which funds are performing better.
You have an option to actively manage your investments or Auto managed by Govt guidelines. If you do not track investment regularly then go with Auto option otherwise you can select active.
You can find the different options returns by fund houses here:- NPS Trust
The thing to note is equity options give the best return over a long period. So if you are a young investor and looking for good returns from NPS then go for higher equity allocation. if you are a conservative investor then go for scheme G
Check who is the Best NPS fund manager in 2020 for Tier-1
You have the option of creating an NPS Tier 2 account while you are opening your NPS account. While the NPS tier 2 account is mandatory, we strongly suggest that you should create the NPS Tier 2 account as it has a lot of benefits.
There is no extra charge to create an NPS Tier 2 account anyways.
Step 5 – Document upload
Please be ready with your scan copy of your PAN card and canceled cheque. You will need to upload them here. Please note that the size of the scanned document should be between 4kb and 2MB.
If you are struggling with the size of scanned copy- open your scanned copy in MS paint and reduce the pixel size. It should help you in reducing the size.
Step 6 -Make payment
eNPS -NPS Account Online: Important Points To Note
Please take note of following important information while creating your NPS account online:-
1. For Authentication through the PAN, your KYC verification will be done by the Bank selected by you during the registration process. In case, KYC gets rejected by the bank, the applicant should contact the Bank.
2. For queries please contact: 022 – 4090 4242 or write to: [email protected]
3. The contribution to the Tier – II account is not eligible for a tax deduction.
4. The existing NPS member can also use eNPS portal to submit their contribution online.
5. The government employee can contribute extra to their NPS account using eNPS. It can give an extra chance of tax saving.
6.NRIs can also invest in the NPS using the online facility. All other terms are the same.
7. To change any personal detail you have to change those in Adhaar database first.
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National pension system (NPS) FAQs
Who can join NPS?
AllIndian citizens between 18 and 60 years with valid KYC norms can join the NPS.
Can a Non Resident Indian (NRI) join NPS?
Yes, an NRI can join NPS. The account will be closed if there is a change in the citizenship status of the NRI.
How do I contribute to NPS being an NRI?
The contributions made by NRIs can be from either of the following sources subject to normal foreign exchange conversion norms:
– NRE Account
– NRO Account/ Local sources
Is account operation with Power of Attorney (POA) allowed under NPS for NRIs?
At present, POA facility is not available in NPS.
How do I join NPS?
You should open an NPS account with entities known as Point of Presence (POP).
You can open an NPS account online where you can select POP or you can visit the branch of any of the POPs and open an account by them directly offline.
How can I find POPs near me?
You can check the POPs near you by accessing https://www.npscra.nsdl.co.in/pop-sp.php
What are the documents needed for opening an NPS account online?
You must have the Adhaar or PAN. The Adhaar Number should have your current address and current mobile number. All the details in the Adhaar should be correct.
You must have a bank account.
You must have an internet banking facility or debit/credit card.
You should have your photograph of 4 kb -12kb size.
You should have the scanned image of your signature. It should be less than 12 kb in size.
You should also have a physical passport size photo. It would be used after opening the account
What are the documents that need to be submitted for opening a NPS account Offline?
The following documents need to be submitted to your Bank (POP) for the opening of an NPS account:
Completely filled in the subscriber registration form
Copy of Passport
Proof of Address, if the local address is different from the address in your passport.
What is a Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN)?
Every NPS subscriber is issued a card with 12-digit unique number called Permanent Retirement Account Number or PRAN.
What are Tier-I and Tier-II accounts?
NPS offers two accounts: Tier-I and Tier-II accounts. Tier-I is a mandatory account and Tier-II is voluntary. The big difference between the two is the withdrawal of money invested in them. You cannot withdraw the entire money from your Tier-I account till your retirement. Even on retirement, there are restrictions on withdrawal on the Tier-I account. The subscriber is free to withdraw the entire money from the Tier-II account at any time.
Can I have more than one NPS account?
No, you cannot open multiple NPS accounts. NPS is portable, you don’t need to create multiple NPS accounts
What is the minimum contribution in NPS?
You have to contribute a minimum of Rs 6,000 in your Tier-I account in a financial year.
What will happen if I don’t make the minimum contribution?
If you do not contribute the minimum amount, your account will be frozen. You can unfreeze the account by visiting the POP and pay the minimum required amount and a penalty of Rs 100.
Will the government also contribute to my NPS account?
No, the government does not contribute to your NPS account.
Who manages the money invested in NPS?
The money invested in NPS is managed by PFRDA-registered Pension Fund Managers. At the moment, there are 7 pension fund managers:
Birla Sun Life Pension Management Ltd.
HDFC Pension Management Co. Ltd.
ICICI Pru. Pension Fund Mgmt Co. Ltd.
Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund Ltd.
LIC Pension Fund Ltd.
SBI Pension Funds Pvt. Ltd
UTI Retirement Solutions Ltd.
What are the investment choices available in NPS?
The Active Choice offers three funds or investment options:
Asset Class E (invests in stocks);
Asset Class C (invests in fixed income instruments other than government securities);
Asset Class G (invests only in government securities).
Can I change my investment choices in NPS?
Yes, you can change your investment choices once in a financial year for both Tier-I and Tier-II accounts.
Can I change my scheme and pension fund managers in NPS?
Yes, you can change your scheme preference and pension fund manager. You can even change your investment option (active and auto choices).
Can I have different pension fund managers and investment option for Tier I and Tier II account in NPS?
Yes, you can select different pension fund managers and investment options for your NPS Tier I and Tier II accounts.
What are the tax benefits available for NPS?
An employee’s own contribution is eligible for a tax deduction –up to 10 percent of the salary (basic plus DA) – under Section 80CCD(1) of the Income Tax Act within the overall ceiling of Rs 1.5 lakh allowed under Section 80C and Section 80CCE.
The employer’s contribution to NPS is exempted under Section 80CCD (2).
Individuals can claim an additional deduction of up to Rs 50,000 under Section 80CCD (1B), which is in addition to Rs 1.5 lakh permitted under Section 80C.
A self-employed person can also contribute 10 per cent of his gross income under Section 80CCD (1) in NPS
What is an annuity in NPS?
An annuity provides a regular income (it can be monthly, quarterly, annual, etc) at a specified rate for a specified period chosen by the subscriber. In NPS, a subscriber must use at least 40 percent of the corpus to buy an annuity. It means the person can pay the money to an Annuity Service Provider (ASP) and choose an annuity option to ensure a regular income after retirement.
When can I withdraw money from NPS?
NPS is a pension product. So, you are expected to stay invested until your retirement. At 60, you must use at least 40 percent of the corpus to buy an annuity income from a PFRDA-listed insurance company. You have the option to withdraw 60 percent of the corpus tax-free.
Can I defer withdrawing the lumpsum amount at 60 in NPS?
Yes, you can defer withdrawing the lumpsum amount in NPS until you are 70 years old.
What if I want to take the money out before I am 60 in NPS?
If you are getting out of the scheme before you are 60 years old, you can only withdraw 20 percent of the accumulated corpus in NPS. You must use 80 percent of the corpus to buy an annuity.
What happens to the money if I discontinue the scheme in NPS?
If you discontinue your investment, your account will be frozen. You can reactivate the account only if you make the minimum contribution required along with the penalty.
What happens if the subscriber dies before 60 years in NPS?
If the subscriber dies before 60 years, the entire accumulated wealth would be paid to the nominee/legal heir of the subscriber.
How do I withdraw the money from NPS?
You will have to submit the withdrawal application to the POP along with relevant documents. POP would authenticate the documents and forward them to Central Record-keeping Agency (CRA) and NSDL. CRA would register your claim and forward you the application form along with details of documents that need to be submitted. Once you complete the necessary procedure, CRA processes the application and settles the account.
What are the documents to be submitted along with withdrawal forms?
You have to submit the following documents along with the withdrawal forms:
PRAN card (original)
Attested copy of proof of identity
Attested copy of proof of address
A canceled cheque
Who are the Annuity Service Providers in NPS?
Currently, these insurance companies are empanelled by PFRDA as ASPs:
Life Insurance Corporation of India
SBI Life Insurance
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance
Reliance Life Insurance
HDFC Standard Life Insurance
What are the different annuity options offered by Annuity service providers(ASPs) in NPS?
Here are some generic annuity options offered by ASPs. Remember, some ASPs may offer a slightly different or combination of these options:
Pension (annuity) payable for life at a uniform rate to the subscriber
Pension (annuity) payable for 5, 10, 20 years certain and thereafter as long as you are alive
Pension (annuity) for life with return of purchase price on death of the subscriber
Pension (annuity) payable for life increasing at a simple rate of 3 per cent
Pension (annuity) for life with a provision of 50 per cent of the annuity payable to spouse during his/her lifetime on death of the subscriber
Pension (annuity) for life with a provision of 100 per cent of the annuity payable to spouse during his/her lifetime on death of the subscriber
Pension (annuity) for life with a provision of 100 per cent of the annuity payable to spouse during his/her lifetime on death of the subscriber and with return of purchase price on death of the spouse.
How is the annuity income taxed in NPS?
The annuity income will be added to your income and taxed as per the income tax slab applicable to you.