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

For more information, see TRA online services.

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

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.

How to authorize a representative

An individual with proper authorization for the business may consent to the release of confidential information about account(s) with TRA to a specific firm and/or individual.

An individual with proper authorization for the business includes a(n):

  • owner
  • partner of a partnership
  • corporate director
  • trustee of an estate
  • individual with delegated authority

Step 1: Fill out the Alberta Consent Form

Step 2: Submit the consent form

  • Submit your completed consent form to TRA.

Step 3: Representative receives PIN (only for TRACS access)

  • TRA will review the consent form to ensure it is complete.
  • TRA will issue a PIN number to the individual via secure e-mail. TRACS access can only be provided to an individual.

The representative must enter the PIN and account number to access TRACS account. See How to access TRACS for instructions.

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

Submit forms

Complete your forms and email or fax them to:

Email: [email protected]
Fax: 780-427-0348

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: [email protected]

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