COVID-19 response: 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

In Alberta, aviation fuel is any fuel that is refined or produced specifically for use in an aircraft.

A fuel seller is required to register to sell aviation fuel in Alberta.

All aviation fuel sellers purchase aviation fuel with the tax included and apply for a refund when the aviation fuel is sold to an eligible consumer.

Foreign commercial carriers on international flights originating in Alberta are exempt from the fuel tax at the time of sale.

For information about registering and remitting the carbon levy, see Carbon levy – Consumers of aviation fuel.

Form instructions

Trouble opening or completing fillable PDF forms?

Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. If the form doesn't open, or you can't complete the form, or you see a "please wait" message, follow these steps to complete and save fillable forms from Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA):

  1. Right-click on the form link and select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As", and save the form to your computer.
  2. Launch Adobe Reader.
  3. Open the PDF from within Adobe Reader. You can now fill and save your form.

Electronic signatures allowed

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. To add a digital signature, the form must first be downloaded or opened as a PDF.

To submit your forms

Complete your forms and submit them to TRA.

How to register

Step 1: Complete the registration form

Step 2: Submit your registration

Step 3: Receive decision letter

  • If approved, you will receive a letter indicating your Business Identification Number (BIN).

How to apply for a refund

Fuel sellers that sell aviation fuel exempt from fuel tax to eligible entities may apply for a refund no later than 3 years after the end of the calendar year the aviation fuel was sold. Claims are filed monthly as required.

For more information on who is eligible to purchase tax-exempt fuel, see Information Circular FT-4 – Sale of Tax-Exempt Fuel.

Step 1: Fill out the claim form

Complete the following forms:

Step 2: Submit your claim

  • Submit your completed forms to TRA.

Step 3: Receive your refund

  • Receive your refund by direct deposit or cheque. If there were changes made to your claim, a letter of assessment will be mailed to you.

How to set up direct deposit

Maintain your account in TRACS

TRA Client Self-Service (TRACS) is a secure online system for authorized Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) clients to conveniently conduct business with TRA. You can do the following tasks in TRACS:

  • confirm receipt and completion of submitted returns
  • view status of prior assessments, financial details and notices of assessment and reassessment
  • access financial information and view account period balances
  • update address and contact information
  • delegate account access to other employees or authorized individuals

For more details, instructional videos and to log in to your TRACS account, see TRACS information.

Publications and forms

Information circulars

These documents discuss procedural matters and administrative policies and practices for programs administered by TRA. They are updated as necessary and a revision number assigned.

Forms

If you have trouble opening fillable PDF forms, see the form instructions.

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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