Taxes and Rebates

Changes to Alberta's personal income tax system as of October 1, 2015

On June 18, 2015, the government introduced changes to corporate and personal income taxes. The Act to Restore Fairness in Public Revenue, 2015, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2015.

The corporate income tax rate was increased by two percentage points, effective July 1, 2015, and a more progressive, multi-rate personal income tax system came into effect October 1, 2015. Read the news release or watch the news conference.

Fuel and tobacco tax increases that took effect on March 27, 2015 will stand, while other announced changes, such as the Health Care Contribution Levy, will not be implemented. Additional details are available here.

See the links below for more information on tax programs.

Overview Information
and Information for Individuals and Families

Programs administered by
Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA)

Overview Information:

Information for Individuals and Families:

Note - Health Care Contribution Levy:

  • The proposed health care contribution levy has been removed from upcoming tax plans. Therefore, the health levy was not implemented on July 1, 2015.

See the Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) website for information on the following programs.

* These programs had changes effective March 27, 2015 which are still in effect (see the links below for details).

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Contact Information

Contact Information
for Individuals and Families

Contact Information for Programs administered by
Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA)

Questions about your personal income taxes:

Questions about ePay, Alberta corporate tax, insurance premiums tax, fuel tax, tobacco tax, tourism levy, Emergency 911 Levy, International Fuel Tax Agreement, Alberta Indian Tax Exemption program and Health Cost Recovery program:

Questions about the GST-free Entities List:

Questions about the Unclaimed Property program:

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Page last updated: September 30, 2015