Changes to some of these programs are proposed in Budget 2019: A plan for jobs and the economy. See the Tax Plan (PDF, 7.5 MB).

Overview

Alberta has the highest basic personal and spousal tax amounts in Canada. 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.

For more information, see:

Personal income tax rates

The rates are based on the following income tax brackets:

Tax Rate Tax Bracket (2018) Tax Bracket (2019)
10% Up to $128,145 Up to $131,220
12% $128,145.01 to$153,773 $131.220.01 to $157,464
13% $153,773.01 to $205,031 $157,464.01 to $209,952
14% $205,031.01 to $307,547 $209,952.01 to $314,928
15% $307,547.01 and up $314,928.01 and up
Source: Treasury Board and Finance

Tax credits

For families with children

The Government of Alberta provides 2 refundable tax credit programs for families with children:

Alberta Investor Tax Credit

To support Alberta businesses, the Government of Alberta provides the Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC).

If you have questions regarding eligibility or other details on the AITC, see web page or contact Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism.

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: