ESI payment and return filing due date

ESI payment and return filing due date

An employer should pay their contribution and the employees’ contribution on a monthly basis to the ESIC. The due date for paying ESI contributions is 15th of the following month. 

Further, an employer needs to file ESI return on a half-yearly basis. Here are the due dates for filing half-yearly ESI returns: 

Period of return

Due date of filing returns

April to September

11th November

October to March

11th May 

However, these due dates can be extended or changed through an official notification by the ESIC department.