Personal income tax

Alberta's tax system supports low- and middle-income households while promoting opportunity and investment.

Services and information

Use our calculator to estimate your personal income taxes.

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.

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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 and rebates

For families with children

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

Alberta Investor Tax Credit

If you have questions regarding eligibility or other details on the AITC:

Income tax credit indexing

Alberta’s personal income tax system is indexed to inflation to ensure that the value of tax credits is not eroded over time, and that taxpayers are not pushed into higher tax brackets. In 2019, the credit amounts increased by 2.4%.

Benefit amounts and phase-out thresholds for the Alberta Child Benefit and the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit were also increased by 2.4% in 2019.

Personal income tax calculator

Use our personal income tax calculator to estimate your taxes.

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: