Line 31217 – Employment Insurance premiums on self-employment and other eligible earnings

Note: Line 31217 was line 317 before tax year 2019.

If you were self-employed, you can choose to pay EI premiums to be eligible to receive EI special benefits. For more information, contact Service Canada.

Completing your tax return

If you have entered into an agreement with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission through Service Canada to participate in the EI program for accesss to EI special benefits, you must complete Schedule 13, Employment Insurance Premiums on Self-Employment and Other Eligible Earnings, to calculate your premiums payable.

Claim the amount from line 9 of your Schedule 13 on line 31217 of your return, and on line 42120 of your return.

Remember to claim the corresponding provincial or territorial non-refundable tax credit, on line 58305 of your provincial or territorial Form 428.

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