Overview

Alberta’s tax advantage is an estimate of the total additional provincial taxes individuals and businesses would pay if Alberta had the same tax system as other provinces.

Alberta's tax advantage is $13.4 billion in 2019-20.

For more information, see the Government of Alberta 2019-23 Fiscal Plan (Tax Plan chapter) (PDF, 7.5 MB).

Alberta tax advantage chart

Albertans across all income ranges continue to pay the lowest overall taxes when compared to other provinces.

Alberta's tax advantage, 2019-20 (billions of dollars)

Alberta tax advantage - breakdown of taxes across Canada
Source: Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

This graph shows the total additional provincial tax and carbon charges that individuals and businesses would pay if Alberta had the same tax system and carbon charges as other provinces. This information reflects tax rates for other provinces known as of October 24, 2019.

This comparison includes:

  • personal and corporate income tax
  • sales tax
  • fuel tax
  • carbon charges (excluding the fuel charge under the federal carbon pricing backstop)
  • tobacco tax
  • health premiums
  • payroll tax
  • liquor tax and markups
  • land transfer tax
  • other minor taxes

For more information, see the Government of Alberta 2019-23 Fiscal Plan (Tax Plan chapter) (PDF, 7.5 MB).

Interprovincial tax comparison

From the Government of Alberta 2019-23 Fiscal Plan (Tax Plan chapter) (PDF, 7.5 MB):