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What is the eSocial portal? See six functions of the site for employers | Productivity

ESocial is a platform created by the Federal Government for employers to provide information about employees over the Internet, in a unified way. The portal, created in 2014, allows entrepreneurs and people who hire domestic workers, for example, to offer FGTS, notify advance notice, make payroll, among other services.

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The Digital Writing System for Tax, Social Security and Labor Obligations, as officially called, allows anyone to register, even though it is for the contractor. The services can be easily accessed on the computer, through browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. See below six useful resources of the eSocial platform.

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See six things you can do on eSocial, the government's online platform for employers Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

See six things you can do on eSocial, the government's online platform for employers Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

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One of the main functions of eSocial is the registration of new employees. The resource allows the employer to quickly inform the Government of any changes relating to the employment contract, such as reports of accidents at work, early warning or salary increases.

After logging in, the employer must enter the "Employees" menu and select the "Admit / Register" option. The first screen requires filling in the CPF, date of birth, name and date of admission of the employee. In the following steps, I need to inform the employee's personal data, address, dependents, employment contract data, location and working hours.

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eSocial allows registration of new employees Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

eSocial allows registration of new employees Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

It is also possible to report the earnings of your employees directly through eSocial. The tool facilitates the calculation of Income Tax by the Federal Revenue, making the process more transparent. The functionality is found in the "Employees" menu, available on the main screen.

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ESocial Portal allows employees to report their earnings Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

ESocial Portal allows employees to report their earnings Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

3. Close payroll

The employer is able to close the payroll directly through the website. Entering the corresponding menu, just select the year and the employee about whom you want to inform payment data. Salary, discounts, salary payment date and INSS benefits are some of the information that will appear in the document.

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eSocial has a tool to make payroll Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

eSocial has a tool to make payroll Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

The platform also allows you to enroll in the Register of Economic Activity of the Individual (CAEPF), in force since January 2019. The program is intended for people who exercise certain economic activities, but are exempted from registration with the National Register of Legal Entities (CNPJ) . The individual taxpayer who has at least one employee is required to register; rural producer who contributes to the Revenue; physical person who has rural production for sale, in retail, to consumer also physical person; cartridges owners; and special policyholders.

On the eSocial main screen, just enter the "Employer / taxpayer" menu and select "Access to the CAEPF system". The user will see the "Subscribe" button to the right of "Economic activities". Those who were already enrolled in the INSS Specific Register (CEI) can migrate the registration to CAEPF through the portal.

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Government Portal allows registration with CAEPF Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

Government Portal allows registration with CAEPF Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

5. Access the National Works Registry

ESocial also includes access to the National Works Registry (CNO), a database of the Federal Revenue that relates any type of civil construction work, such as construction, renovation, expansion and demolition of buildings connected to the ground or underground. The system allows registering and altering works, consulting, paralyzing, reactivating and changing or reaffirming the responsibility of a work.

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Access to the National Works Register (CNO) can be done through eSocial Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

Access to the National Works Register (CNO) can be done through eSocial Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

6. Change your own registration data

You can easily add or change your own registration data with the Government by going to "Employer / taxpayer data" in the "Employer" menu. On the screen, it is possible to include a contact phone number, if your company is a temporary worker and even register software, in the case of program developers.

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Change of data in the employer's registration on eSocial Photo: Reproduo / eSocial

Change of data in the employer's registration on eSocial Photo: Reproduo / eSocial