Line 23500 - Employment insurance (EI) benefits repayment
Note: Line 23500 was line 235 before tax year 2019.
You may have received more benefits than you should have and already paid them back to the payer of your benefits. For example:
- The payer of your benefits may have reduced your EI benefits after discovering the mistake. In this case, your T4E slip will show only the net amount you received, so you cannot claim a deduction
- If you repaid excess benefits you received directly to the payer of your benefits, box 30 of your T4E slip will show the amount you repaid. Include that amount on line 23200 of your return. This is not the same as repaying a social benefit on line 23500 of your return
You have to repay part of the EI benefits (line 11900) you received in 2019 if all the following conditions are met:
- there is an amount in box 15 of your T4E slip
- the rate in box 7 is 30%
- the result of the following calculation is more than $66,375:
Completing your tax return
Complete the chart on your T4E slip and report on line 23500 the amount of employment insurance benefits you have to repay.
If you also have to repay old age security (OAS) benefits you received, enter the EI benefits you have to repay on lines 7 and line 20 of the chart for line 23500 on the Worksheet and claim the result of the calculation on line 23500 of your return.
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