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Questions about your own personal income taxes, or you are mailing a personal income tax return:
Alberta Indian Tax Exemption
The Government of Alberta recognizes that many First Nations people and communities prefer not to describe themselves as Indians or Indian Bands. These terms have been used to reflect their legal meaning in the federal Indian Act.
Updates from TRA
- Special Notice Vol. 6 No. 26 – 2023 Assessment Factor – Crown's Right of Recovery Act – January 2023
- Fuel Tax and Tobacco Tax Rate Chart – effective January 1, 2023
- Fuel Tax Updates – November 2022
- Fuel Tax Special Notice Vol. 1 No. 46 – Alberta Fuel Tax Relief – November 2022
- January 1, 2023 online inventory declaration instruction guide - (PDF, 6.58 KB) – updated November 2022
- Fuel Tax video: How to complete the Fuel Tax Return for Propane Producers and Distributors
- Unclaimed Property video: How to Submit an Unclaimed Property Report – November 2022
- Fuel Tax Information Circulars updated – November 2022
- IFTA video: How to file the IFTA Quarterly Tax Return – September 2022
- Fuel Tax Special Notice Vol. 1 No. 45 – Collection of Alberta Fuel Tax – September 2022
- Form updated: AT361 – Annual LPG Sales to Retailers (PDF, 755 KB) – September 2022
- TRACS video: How to make a payment arrangement in TRACS – September 2022
- Information Circular CTIB-3R2 – Allocating Income to Permanent Establishments – September 2022
- Guide to Claiming the Alberta Innovation Employment Grant (PDF, 5.8 MB) – updated August 2022
- Fuel Tax video: How to complete the Fuel Tax Return for Locomotive Fuel Users – August 2022
- AITE video: How to complete the AITE Retailer Registration – updated August 2022
- Tobacco Tax Memo File Format and Processing Instructions – July 2022
Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) administers the following programs:
- Alberta Indian Tax Exemption (AITE)
- Corporate income tax
- Emergency 911 Levy
- Freehold Mineral Tax
- Fuel tax
- Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Alberta
- Health Cost Recovery
- Tobacco tax
- Tourism levy
- Unclaimed property
To assist our clients to comply with legislation, this site incorporates many public TRA documents explaining the legislation and providing specific compliance information. Every effort has been made to ensure the contents of the publications found on this site are accurate. However, if any discrepancy should occur between the publications and governing legislation, the legislation takes precedence.
For more information, see the following information circulars:
- TRA-1R2 – Introduction to Tax and Revenue Administration – December 2021
- TRA-2 – TRA Fairness and Service Pledge – July 2018
- TRA-3 – Alberta Commodity Tax Acts – Voluntary Disclosures – November 2018
TRA video library
The following videos are available in the YourAlberta Taxes and Levies playlist.
All tax and levy programs and TRACS (TRA Client Self- Service)
- Paying Corporate and Commodity Taxes and Levies Online
- Enrolling in TRACS (TRA Client Self-Service)
- Delegating or deactivating a user in TRACS
- Setting up direct deposit in TRACS
- Submitting documents in TRACS
- Viewing financial transactions in TRACS
- Viewing an assessment or notice of assessment in TRACS
- See Third-party organizations videos in the Corporate income tax section below.
Alberta Indian Tax Exemption
Corporate income tax
- Corporate Income Tax – Submitting Documents in TRACS
- Filing Corporate Income Taxes – Top 10 Oversights
- How to make a payment arrangement in TRACS
- Paying Corporate Income Taxes on Time
- TRACS Third-party organizations – What is a TRACS Third-party Organization and How to Enrol
- TRACS Third-party organizations – How to Manage Representatives
- TRACS Third-party organizations – How to Manage Clients
- TRACS Third-party organizations – How to Manage Groups
- How to complete the Fuel Tax Return for Propane Producers and Distributors
- How to complete the Fuel Tax Return for Locomotive Fuel Users
- How to complete the Fuel Tax Registration
- Who is Eligible for the Tax Exempt Fuel User (TEFU) Program
- How to complete the Tax Exempt Fuel User (TEFU) Registration
- Tax Exempt Fuel User – Non-expiring Certificates
International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
- How to file the IFTA Quarterly Tax Return
- How does the Fuel Tax Relief impact your IFTA return
- How to complete the IFTA Registration
- IFTA Program Changes 2021
- How to complete the Tourism Levy Return
- How to complete the Tourism Levy Registration
- Tourism Levy Program Changes 2021
TRA general indicators
These indicators have been updated to include data from the 2021-22 fiscal year.
|TRA responses to telephone enquiries||TRA written responses|
TRA website statistics
|TRA's top 7 visited web pages||Number of unique page views|
|1. TRA Client Self-Service (TRACS)||81,298|
|2. Corporate income tax||71,168|
|3. Making payments to Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA)||64,327|
|4. Alberta Tax Overview||52,042|
|5. Unclaimed property||39,448|
|6. Tourish Levy||25,007|
|7. Alberta Indian Tax Exemption (AITE)||24,055|
* Note: The number of unique page views represents the number of page views between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.
TRA video statistics
|Number of TRA videos (as of March 31, 2022)||Number of video views|
Corporate income tax indicators
- Alberta corporate income tax for corporations with a permanent establishment in Alberta, including Alberta deductions and credits such as the Alberta small business deduction, Alberta foreign investment income tax credit and Alberta political contributions tax credit.
- Insurance premiums tax payable by insurers carrying on the business of insurance in Alberta.
The following indicators provide a snapshot of TRA’s 2021-22 fiscal year with respect to the administration of ACTA.
Of CIT returns filed, percentage filed on time
|Of CIT returns filed, percentage of returns filed on time - TARGET||Of CIT returns filed, percentage of returns filed on time - RESULT|
CIT returns filed online using Net file
TRA offers Alberta corporate income tax filers the option of filing returns in electronic format. See more information about Net file.
If you are interested in other electronic self-service options, sign up for TRA Client Self-Service (TRACS), which allows you to view the progress of a return, verify your account balance and update your address.
|Percentage of returns filed online using Net file||Number of CIT returns filed online using Net file|
CIT revenue recorded and returns processed
|CIT revenue recorded||Number of CIT returns processed|
Total outstanding CIT debt resolved in 2021-22
This indicator represents all payments made to TRA where an active collections case exists. In some cases, payments are received without a collection action being taken on the case.
|Total outstanding CIT debt resolved - TARGET||Total outstanding CIT debt resolved - RESULT|
|$218 million||$153 million|
Growth of pursuable Alberta CIT debt
Pursuable debt represents debt where TRA can take collection action. TRA strives to take collection action on all debt not under dispute, i.e., pursuable. TRA targets a 0% growth rate in the amount of pursuable debt outstanding.
|Growth of pursuable Alberta CIT debt - TARGET||Growth of pursuable Alberta CIT debt - RESULT|
Total CIT debt written-off as a percentage of CIT revenue
Writing off a debt does not forgive or extinguish the legal right of TRA to collect the debt, nor does it release the debtor from the obligation to pay.
|Total CIT debt written-off as a percentage of revenue - TARGET||Total CIT debt written-off as a percentage of revenue - RESULT|
Fuel tax indicators
The Alberta Fuel Tax Act is a direct tax on consumers for the purchase of fuel in Alberta. This includes gasoline, diesel and propane, except where the fuel is delivered and consumed outside Alberta. Visit the Fuel tax section for more information.
The following indicator provides a snapshot of TRA’s 2021-22 fiscal year with respect to the administration of the Fuel Tax Act.
Fuel tax revenue recorded
|Fuel tax revenue recorded|
International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement among American and Canadian jurisdictions that enables uniform collection and distribution of fuel taxes paid by motor carriers traveling in several jurisdictions. See the IFTA page for more information.
The following indicator reflects TRA’s 2021-22 fiscal year with respect to the administration of IFTA.
|Number of IFTA returns filed||Number of jurisdictions|
Tobacco tax indicators
The following indicator provides a snapshot of TRA’s 2021-22 fiscal year with respect to the administration of the Tobacco Tax Act.
|Tobacco tax revenue recorded|
Emergency 911 levy
TRA administers the collection, reporting, and remittance of the 911 levy by wireless telecommunication providers operating in Alberta. Visit the Emergency 911 Levy page for more information.
The following indicator reflects TRA’s 2021-22 fiscal year with respect to the administration of the Emergency 911 Levy.
|Emergency 911 levy revenue recorded|
Tourism levy is collected and remitted to TRA by the providers of temporary accommodation in Alberta. Visit the Tourism Levy page for more information.
The following indicator provides a snapshot of TRA’s 2021-22 fiscal year with respect to administration of the Tourism Levy Act.
|Tourism levy revenue recorded|
Unclaimed property indicators
The Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act and Regulation came into force on September 1, 2008. This legislation established a service to Albertans who have lost track of property as a result of business or personal circumstances. A central registry is administered by Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA).
For more information about the administration of Unclaimed Property, please visit the Unclaimed Property page.
The following indicators provide a snapshot of TRA’s 2021-22 fiscal year with respect to the administration of the Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act.
|Number of unclaimed items
as of March 31, 2022
|Estimated value of unclaimed items
as of March 31, 2022
|Number of cheques issued||Value of cheques issued|
Alberta has no sales tax, but for the convenience of our website visitors, we provide the following links for information about provincial sales (PST) or harmonized sales (HST) taxes in other jurisdictions. We are not responsible for these sites or their content.
Other provinces - PST links
- British Columbia PST
- Saskatchewan PST
- Manitoba Retail Sales Tax
- Quebec Sales Tax (English)
- Quebec Sales Tax (French)
- Prince Edward Island Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
- The Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon do not have a territorial sales tax.
Other provinces - HST links
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Ontario are HST-participating provinces. These provinces harmonized their provincial sales tax with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and implemented the harmonized sales tax (HST), administered by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
To obtain additional HST information for any of the participating provinces, please visit the CRA website.
Sales taxes which may apply to your business
Does your business sell products, deliver sold goods, or provide services in other provinces? If so, you may be liable for sales taxes charged by those provinces on those goods or services, and on any equipment you bring into those provinces for use in your business.
British Columbia Provincial Sales Tax rules
- B.C. Provincial Sales Tax
- B.C. Motor Fuel and Carbon Tax
- B.C. Tobacco Tax
Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax rules
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