Alberta's Tax Advantage and News
Albertans have one of the most competitive tax systems in North America
Albertans continue to benefit from one of the most competitive tax systems in North America. If Alberta employed the tax system of any other province, Albertans and Alberta businesses would pay at least $10.6 billion more in taxes each year.
Alberta has the lowest fuel taxes among provinces, no sales tax, no health premium, no capital or payroll taxes, and low personal and corporate income taxes. Low taxes attract skilled labour and investment and help businesses in Alberta to compete in the global marketplace.
This graph shows the total additional provincial taxes that individuals and businesses would pay if Alberta had the same tax system as other provinces.
Personal Income Tax is collected for the Alberta Government by the Government of Canada, at the same time federal income tax is collected. Please direct your questions about your personal income taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency, or visit CRA’s “Get Ready” site. Click on the links below for:
- Alberta's Tax Plan (Budget 2013)
- information and links regarding personal income tax, including our Tax Calculator.
Taxes & Rebates - Programs administered by Tax and Revenue Administration
The Government of Alberta develops policy for and collects business taxes. Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA), a division of Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, is responsible for tax and revenue collection and administration. For more detailed information and forms associated with the following topics, see the following links:
- Alberta Indian Tax Exemption
- Alberta Royalty Credit for Individuals and Trusts
- Corporate Tax
- Fuel Tax
- Health Cost Recovery
- International Fuel Tax Agreement
- International Registration Plan / Prorate
- Tobacco Tax
- Tourism Levy
Taxes & Rebates - General Information
This following general information is also available from Tax and Revenue Administration:
- Client Surveys
- GST Related Information
- Internet Payment Option
- PST and HST Tax Links in Other Jurisdictions
- Sales Taxes for Businesses entering Other Provinces
- Tax Notes E-Newsletter
- Taxes/Rebates News Releases
- Who to Contact about Taxes in Alberta