Changes due to COVID-19

TRA's online services and special notices

Given the current exceptional circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) encourages taxpayers to use electronic means (for example: Netfile, TRACS, secure email, electronic payment, etc.) to submit payments, registrations, applications, returns, claims, objections, waivers and appeals.

In order to reduce the necessity for taxpayers and tax preparers to meet in person, TRA will recognize electronic signatures. This administrative measure applies to all prescribed forms administered by TRA, including the Alberta Consent Form (AT4930) (PDF, 270 KB). To add a digital signature, the form must first be downloaded or opened as a PDF.

For more information, see TRA online services. This page also includes links to TRA Special Notices related to changes due to COVID-19, listed under the applicable program.

For COVID-19 updates, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Overview

Businesses and individuals who are required to pay Alberta taxes, levies or fees for the following programs may do so by using one of the options on this page. For more information on these programs, visit these links:

Electronic payment

Pay online through your financial institution

Electronic payment is a fast, easy, convenient and secure way to pay your corporate or commodity taxes. For more information, see the links below, or contact your bank or TelPay for Business.

Financial institutions offering electronic payment – and how to pay

The government tax payment and filing service has been established at most financial institutions.

Watch the video:

Paying Corporate and Commodity Taxes and Levies Online.

How to pay:

Step 1: Go to Pay Your Taxes Online

Step 2: Click on your financial institution and follow the instructions provided.

Step 3: Select "Alberta Finance" and the program that you are making a payment for, e.g., "Alberta Finance – Corporate Income Tax" located under "Provincial – Alberta".

Questions:

If you have any questions about the government tax payment and filing service, please contact your bank directly.

Participating financial institutions:

Alberta Finance Electronic Payment Enabled Providers:

Disclaimer: Links to other websites are provided solely for your convenience. The Government of Alberta does not control, endorse or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness of other websites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Read our complete disclaimer.

Credit card

All tax and levy programs

To pay by credit card you may use a third party service provider that offers payment by credit card. The third party service provider will send your payment and remittance details to TRA. Third party service providers charge a fee for their service.

Third party service providers:

The effective date of receipt of your payment is the date TRA's account is credited. This is approximately 3 business days after a payment is made. Refer to the third party service provider terms and conditions.

You are responsible for making sure TRA receives your payment by the due date. TRA may charge you penalties or interest or both if your payment is late.

IFTA renewal fees

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) renewal fees can be paid online using a credit card, with no transaction costs, through the Tax and Revenue Administration Client Self-service (TRACS) system.

If you are not registered for TRACS, you may pay by credit card using PaySimply or Plastiq Inc.

Interac e-transfer

To pay by Interac e-transfer use PaySimply, a third party service provider. The third party service provider will send your payment and remittance details to TRA. Third party service providers charge a fee for their service.

The effective date of receipt of your payment is the date TRA's account is credited, approximately 1 business day after a payment is made. Refer to the third party service provider terms and conditions.

Cash or debit

Pay with cash or debit at any Canada Post location using PaySimply, a third-party service provider. The third party service provider will send your payment and remittance details to TRA. Third party service providers charge a fee for their service.

The effective date of receipt of your payment is the date TRA's account is credited, approximately 3 business days after a payment is made. Refer to the third party service provider terms and conditions.

PayPal

Pay with PayPal using PaySimply, a third-party service provider. The third party service provider will send your payment and remittance details to TRA. Third party service providers charge a fee for their service.

The effective date of receipt of your payment is the date TRA's account is credited, approximately 3 business days after a payment is made. Refer to the third party service provider terms and conditions.

Cheque or money order

Cheques and money orders can be sent by mail or courier to TRA between 8:15 am and 4:30 pm MST, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays.

TRA does not accept cash payments of taxes, levies and fees. Do not send cash in the mail.

All cheques or money orders should be made payable to the Government of Alberta.

On the back of the cheque or money order, note your Alberta Corporate Account Number and/or Business Identification Number (BIN) (e.g. 123456789), program name, and the reporting period or tax year end of your payment.

Post-dated cheques are acceptable.

TRA considers the date we receive a payment to be the date used for interest calculation purposes, not the mailing date.

Wire transfer

Only non-residents who do not have a Canadian bank account can pay using wire transfer. Contact TRA for more information.

In person at your financial institution

Please note: not all financial institutions accept remittance advice forms in person. Contact your bank directly for acceptable payment methods.

Present the required original TRA remittance advice and your payment to the teller.

Photocopies of the remittance advice form are not accepted.

Remittance advices

We automatically send you the appropriate remittance advice based on your account status and needs with your Statement of Account.

If you need more remittance advices, call TRA at 780-427-3044 and select option 3. For toll-free service in Alberta, call 310-0000 and then the number.

Financial institutions will not accept photocopied remittance advices.

Minimal amounts

You do not have to pay a balance where the total of tax, penalties and interest are less than $20 that you may owe after your return is processed.

Payments made in error to Canada Revenue Agency

There is no process for transferring payments of Alberta corporate taxes made to Canada Revenue Agency in error.

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Contact

To submit forms

Complete your forms and email or fax them to:

Email: tra.revenue@gov.ab.ca
Fax: 780-427-0348

To connect with Tax and Revenue Administration

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-3044
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: tra.revenue@gov.ab.ca

Address:

Tax and Revenue Administration
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
9811 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L5