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:
- Alberta's Tax Advantage
- Alberta's Non-Refundable Tax Credit Block and Interprovincial Tax Comparison from the 2018-21 Tax Plan (PDF, 2.5 MB)
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|
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
- To support Alberta businesses, the Government of Alberta introduced the Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC), aimed at supporting jobs and economic diversification.
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%.
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:
- current federal and provincial Form TD1 and worksheets
- general income tax package and benefit packages by year
If you have questions about your own personal income taxes, or you are mailing a personal income tax return: