T2204 Tax Form: Employee Overpayment of CPP/QPP & EI Premiums

What is the T2204 tax form used for?

If you are an employee, you can use it to claim an overpayment of Employment Insurance premiums. 

How can I overpay EI?

It usually happens when you change jobs and the premiums are calculated without taking into account the premiums that you have already paid. It can also happen if you work full time but only for part of the year. Premiums are then calculated as if your pay periods were spread out over the whole year. 

Who can use the CRA’s T2204?

EI overpayment (over $1):

Everyone fills out this part except Québec residents on December 31 and those who have to complete the Schedule 10 tax form. 

How can I find out the maximum EI contribution rates?

Those rates depend on maximum insurable earnings. Those amounts change every year and you can find them on the Service Canada website.