Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) maintains a central list of Alberta government departments and agencies exempt from paying the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) as set out in section 125 of the Constitution Act of Canada.

TRA also files the Alberta government’s GST returns, remits GST payable by Alberta government entities, and recovers overpayments.

GST contact information

For all general enquiries and information regarding the GST, contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

GST-free Alberta government entities

The Alberta government departments and agencies in the list below are not required to pay GST on purchases of taxable supplies and services.

These entities are also not required to pay the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on their purchases in HST-participating provinces.

Form instructions

Trouble opening PDF forms?

Fillable forms do not open on some mobile devices and web browsers. If the form doesn't open 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.

To submit your form

Complete and save your form and email, mail or fax it to TRA.

GST remittance form

Government of Alberta entities are required to complete and submit a GST Remittance Form before the 20th day following the month end when GST has been collected or paid.

Step 1: Complete the return

Step 2: Remit the GST collected

  • Remit the GST owing on or before the 20th day following the month end when GST was collected or paid by cheque or electronic transfer.


To submit forms

Email, mail or fax completed forms to:

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

Fax: 780-644-4921
Email: tbf.traaccounting@gov.ab.ca

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