Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Getting more self-employed to make EPF contributions

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund has embarked on a four-week promotion blitz to get the self-employed and those without fixed income to contribute to the EPF through its 1Malaysia Retirement Savings Scheme.
Themed Self Employed? You Can Still Contribute to EPF and Retire Happy, EPF general manager for public relations Nik Affendi Jaafar said the advertising campaign aimed to encourage this sector to contribute voluntarily to the fund based on what they can afford.

They include taxi drivers, petty traders, farmers, hawkers, entertainment artistes, musicians, fishermen and housewives.
The minimum contribution for the scheme is RM50 per month while the maximum is capped at RM60,000 a year.
The campaign, which started yesterday, ends on March 28.
The advertisements would also be posted on the myEPF website, Facebook and Twitter.
Those interested need to first apply as an EPF member and submit their KWSP 3 and KWSP 16G (1M) forms together with a copy of their MyKad at the nearest EPF branch.
Both forms are available at the branches and can also be downloaded from the EPF website at www.kwsp.gov.my.
Submissions by cash or cheques are to be accompanied by a KWSP 6A(2) form and presented at any EPF counter or appointed bank agent counters.
For enquiries, contact the EPF call centre at 03-8922 6000

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