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EI Benefit Repayment (EI Clawback)
Employment Insurance Act S. 144 in Part VII
Some or all of your EI regular benefits may have to be repaid. The calculation of the amount to be repaid is done when your income tax return is filed, using the Social Benefits Repayment Form. You may have to repay some of the EI benefits you received if the total of
The amount of the repayment is 30% of the lesser of
There will be no clawback of EI benefits when
EI benefits are reported to the recipient on a T4E - Statement of Employment Insurance and Other Benefits. If the regular benefits from box 15 are subject to repayment, box 7 will say 30%. The T4E form includes a repayment chart for calculation of the amount to be repaid.
If you receive regular benefits that overlap 2 calendar years, you may qualify for the exemption in the first calendar year. However, you will not qualify in the 2nd calendar year, as there would be more than 1 week of regular benefits paid in the preceding 10 calendar years. See the Service Canada information on Employment Insurance (EI) and Repayment of Benefits at Income Tax Time.
Canadian Tax Calculator Input of EI Benefits
The Canadian Tax Calculator will calculate clawback of EI benefits. If your benefits are not subject to clawback, enter the amount as other income instead of as EI benefits. If box 7 says 30% and you have amounts in box 15 and in other boxes (box 14 will be greater than box 15), enter the box 15 amount in the calculator as EI regular benefits, and enter the other portion of the benefits as other income.
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Revised: May 27, 2022
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