Canadian mamas who have finished a year of EI mat leave and have filed taxes

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you should probably speak to an accounant to be sure.

I honestly don’t remember …we have to pay in a buttload for taxes every year because DH has his own business.

I know that I have also heard mixed responses to my friends that have been on Mat leave. Some have had to pay in at tax time, others have not.

Post # 3
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had to pay, and it totally came as a surprise! I was getting a top up with tax deducted, and tax was being deducted from my EI, and we ended up owing 2 grand in taxes! 

Post # 4
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

awakemysoul:  What you owe in taxes is based on your total income from all sources. If you were working full time the year before and your income is less this year because of mat leave, then I would imagine you would be paying close to the same if you’re getting a top-up to 100%. Maybe slighlty more if that’s the case because EI isn’t deducting all that much, probably not as much as your work is deducting. 

Post # 6
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was wondering the same thing. My work decided to top me up only 10% – I’m the first one in the history of the organization to go on mat leave

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