Grants International Inc.

Grants International Inc.

December 17, 2010 10:54 ET

Are You Eligible for an EI Refund?

December 31 Deadline Looms for Businesses and Employees

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2010) - December 31 is an important deadline for the thousands of Canadians who pay Employment Insurance premiums on every pay cheque even though they're likely ineligible to ever receive benefits. For those who qualify, EI refunds could get them thousands of dollars back from the government in addition to an exemption from paying premiums in the future.

"On the one hand, the government says that you should probably be paying EI premiums," says Darren Earn, President and Founder of Grants International, the EI refund experts. "But if the time ever comes that you're unemployed and have to make a claim, thousands of people are turned down and don't understand the reasons."

People who work for the family business are the most affected by this rule and in many cases, these people shouldn't be paying EI premiums and neither should their employers.

There are over 850,000 family enterprises in the country, meaning Canadians over-contribute approximately $1 billion in EI premiums every year. The government will only refund up to three years in EI refunds in addition to the current calendar year, so it's vital that Canadians get their applications in today.

Over the past decade and a half, Grants International has helped thousands of clients save more than $75 million in EI refunds, as well as exemptions from having to pay premiums in the future. The company has a policy that if you don't get a refund, there is no charge.

"We make it simple: it only takes 15 minutes to apply," explains Earn. "Fifteen minutes to fill out our form and fax it to us to ensure your application is submitted before the deadline. You really have nothing to lose, but missing out on this opportunity, can cost you thousands of dollars."

Grants International offers free consultations by phone and web to see if you qualify for an EI refund. Just visit or call toll-free 1-888-999-2221.

About Grant's International

Grant's International is a Canadian-owned company providing government refund and subsidy services to local, national and international businesses. (

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