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Overview

Alberta has the highest basic personal and spousal amounts among provinces. This means that Albertans are able to earn more before they have to start paying provincial income tax. When all taxes are taken into consideration, Albertans across all income ranges generally pay lower overall taxes compared to other provinces.

Personal income tax rates

As announced on August 31, 2022, Alberta’s government is indexing the personal income tax system to inflation, beginning for the 2022 tax year:

Tax Rate 2022 Tax Brackets Previous Tax Brackets
10% Up to $134,238 Up to $131,220
12% $134,238.01 to $161,086 $131,220.01 to $157,464
13% $161,086.01 to $214,781 $157,464.01 to $209,952
14% $214,781.01 to $322,171 $209,952.01 to $314,928
15% $322,171.01 and up $314,928.01 and up
Source: Treasury Board and Finance

Child and family benefits

Beginning on July 1, 2020, the Alberta Child Benefit (ACB) and the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (AFETC) were consolidated into a single program, the Alberta Child and Family Benefit (ACFB), with the first payment issued in August 2020. The ACFB provides more benefits to lower-income families while streamlining administration.

Commonly used forms

Alberta's personal income tax system is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The following forms are commonly used and are available from the CRA:

Contact

If you have questions about your own personal income taxes, or you are mailing a personal income tax return:

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