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The Government of Alberta maintains a tax system that is competitive, fair and efficient. For more information, see:

Personal income tax

Personal income tax is collected for the Government of Alberta by the Canada Revenue Agency, at the same time federal income tax is collected.

Personal income tax rates

Indexing the personal income tax system

Alberta’s government is indexing the personal income tax system for inflation, beginning for the 2022 tax year. Tax bracket thresholds and credit amounts will increase by 2.3% over their 2021 value.

Many Albertans will first see the benefit of indexation through lower tax withholdings on their first paycheques of 2023. In addition, since indexation will resume for 2022, Albertans will receive larger refunds or owe less tax when they file their 2022 tax returns in spring 2023.

The measure was announced in the 2022-23 First Quarter Fiscal Update on August 31.

Tax rates are based on the following income tax brackets:

Tax Rate 2022 Tax Brackets (Indexed) 2021 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

More information on personal income tax

For more information, see personal income tax.

Questions about your personal income tax should be directed to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Corporate income tax

Corporations doing business in Alberta are generally required to pay Alberta corporate income tax and file a corporate income tax return with Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration.

Corporate income tax rates

The Job Creation Tax Cut is the government’s legislated plan to reduce Alberta’s general income tax rate on businesses from 12% to 8%. As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the government accelerated the Job Creation Tax Cut, reducing the general corporate income tax rate to 8% on July 1, 2020, a year and a half sooner than originally planned. Alberta's small business tax rate is 2% (see current and historical corporate income tax rates).

General corporate income tax rate Tax rate
July 1, 2015 12%
July 1, 2019 11%
January 1, 2020 10%
July 1, 2020 8%

To further improve Alberta’s competitiveness and encourage investment, Alberta has paralleled recent federal measures to enhance the capital cost allowance (CCA) regime. These measures allow corporations to claim the cost of new capital assets more quickly for tax purposes, improving a company’s cash flow and making it more attractive for them to invest in new assets.

Innovation Employment Grant

Alberta’s Recovery Plan also introduced the Innovation Employment Grant (IEG), a program that helps create jobs for Albertans by supporting small and medium-sized businesses that invest in research and development (R&D).

The IEG promotes economic growth by providing eligible businesses with a grant worth up to 20% of their qualifying R&D expenditures. The program launched on January 1, 2021.

For more information, see Innovation Employment Grant.

For more detailed information for businesses interested in applying for the IEG, see: Corporate tax credit information and Special Notice Vol. 5 No. 61 – Innovation Employment Grant.

More information on corporate income tax

See the following information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration:

Fuel tax

From October 1 until at least December 31, Albertans will continue to save money through the Fuel Tax Relief Program. The program delivers direct savings to Albertans and Alberta businesses on the following types of fuel:

  • gasoline – 8.5 cents per litre
  • diesel – 8.5 cents per litre
  • marked gasoline and marked diesel – 4 cents per litre

Albertans are seeing these savings at the pump. The program is evaluated each quarter, with the tax either fully or partially eliminated based on the average price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil. The government will conduct the next review in mid-December and provide an update before the start of the next quarter on January 1.

Alberta’s fuel tax is applied to purchases of fuel, including gasoline, diesel, propane (for motive purposes), aviation fuel, locomotive fuel and renewable fuels.

Fuel tax rates

See current and historical fuel tax rates on different types of fuel.

More information on fuel tax

See the following information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration:

Related programs

The Tax Exempt Fuel User (TEFU) and Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit (AFFB) programs provide tax exemptions of nine cents per litre on the purchase of marked gasoline and marked diesel used for qualifying purposes.

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement among American and Canadian jurisdictions that enables uniform collection and distribution of fuel taxes paid by motor carriers traveling in several jurisdictions. IFTA membership allows the carrier to significantly reduce the paperwork and compliance burden for fuel tax reporting.

Tobacco tax

Alberta’s tobacco tax is applied to all tobacco purchased in the province, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, loose tobacco and cigars.

Tobacco tax rates

See current and historical tobacco tax rates on different types of tobacco.

Tobacco product Tax rate
Cigarettes 27.5 cents per cigarette or tobacco stick
Loose tobacco 41.25 cents per gram
Smokeless tobacco 27.5 cents per gram
Cigars 142% of the taxable price of the cigar
(minimum tax per cigar of 27.5 cents and a maximum of $8.61)

More information on tobacco tax

See the following information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration:

Tourism levy

The tourism levy is charged on most types of temporary accommodation in Alberta.

Tourism levy rate

The tourism levy rate is 4% on the purchase price (see current and historical tourism levy rates).

More information on the tourism levy

See the following information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration:

Education property tax

All property owners in Alberta (with some exceptions, such as non-profit organizations and seniors' lodge facilities) are required to pay the education property tax, based on the property’s assessment value and an equalized assessment process.

This tax revenue is pooled into the Alberta School Foundation Fund. It is then distributed among Alberta's public and separate school boards on an equal per-student basis.

More information on the education property tax

See more information from Alberta Municipal Affairs:

Freehold mineral rights tax

The freehold mineral rights tax is:

  • an annual tax on petroleum and natural gas mineral rights within provincial boundaries, not owned by the Government of Alberta
  • assessed on revenue derived from production from freehold oil and gas properties
  • assessed annually based on calendar year production
  • levied on each owner of a petroleum or natural gas mineral right as shown on the estate fee simple Certificate of Title

More information on the freehold mineral rights tax

See more information from Alberta Energy:

Insurance premiums tax

The insurance premiums tax is payable by insurers on premiums receivable on contracts of life, accident, sickness and all other contracts of insurance transacted in Alberta during a year.

Insurance premiums tax rates

Insurance premium Tax rate
Life, accident and sickness insurance 3%
Other insurance 4%

More information on the insurance premiums tax

See the following information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration:

Other programs

To avoid imposing additional burdens on Alberta businesses during the pandemic, the Alberta government delayed the implementation of the new tax on vaping products.

In its 2021 budget, the Government of Canada announced its intention to bring in a federal taxation framework for vaping products in 2022, including the possibility of federal‑provincial coordination of this tax. As a coordinated tax structure would minimize the burden on Alberta businesses, Alberta will work with the federal government to explore a coordinated taxation approach to collect a provincial tax on vaping products sold in Alberta, instead of introducing a stand‑alone provincial tax.

Emergency 911 levy

Wireless subscribers, such as cell phone users, must pay a monthly 911 levy of $0.95 on each of their active wireless devices that has a phone number with an Alberta area code. The money generated by the 911 levy, after administrative costs, goes to 911 call centres in Alberta to help them provide services and maintain their systems.

See more information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration, which administers this program on behalf of Alberta Municipal Affairs:

Health cost recovery

Under the Health Cost Recovery program, automobile insurers remit an amount for each calendar year representing their share of the total estimated Crown cost of those health services.

See more information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration, which administers this program on behalf of Alberta Health:

Alberta Indian Tax Exemption (AITE)

The Government of Alberta recognizes that many First Nations people and communities in the province prefer not to describe themselves as Indians/Indian bands. These terms have been used where necessary to reflect their legal meaning in the federal Indian Act.

Eligible consumers are exempt from payment of Alberta taxes on fuel and tobacco purchased as personal property on reserve in Alberta. The exemption can only be provided to eligible Indian consumers by retailers registered with Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration.

As of October 4, 2021, the only accepted proof of eligibility for tax-exempt purchases made on reserve in Alberta will be the federal Certificate of Indian Status card (status card) or Temporary Confirmation of Registration document. Any version of the status card will be accepted, including expired cards. AITE retailers will no longer accept the AITE card as of October 4, 2021.

See more information from Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration:

Credits, rebates and exemptions

See the Credits, rebates and exemptions page.


Personal income tax

Contact the Canada Revenue Agency or visit Get ready to do your taxes.

Education property tax

See the Education property tax page, and more information in the Property tax section.

Freehold mineral tax

See the Freehold mineral tax page.

All other tax and levy programs are administered by Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration

(Administrative questions on Alberta corporate income tax, fuel tax, tobacco tax, tourism levy and other programs)

Contact Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration

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