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Goods and Services Tax-Free
Alberta Government Entities


Last Reviewed: November 13, 2014
Produced by: Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Tax and Revenue Administration
For more information: tra.revenue@gov.ab.ca

Goods and Services Tax-Free Alberta Government Entities

Following is the list of Alberta Government entities and departments not required to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) on purchases of taxable supplies and services. These entities are part of the Alberta Government for GST purposes and therefore immune from payment of GST as set out in section 125 of the Constitution Act of Canada. These entities are also not required to pay the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on their purchases in HST-participating provinces. The list is maintained by Alberta Finance, Tax and Revenue Administration.

If you require further information, please call (780) 427-9425. For toll-free calling from within Alberta, outside the Edmonton calling area, please dial 310-0000, then 780-427-9425. For general GST inquiries other than those pertaining to Alberta Government departments and entities, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency.

Entity

Department or Ministry

ATB Financial (operating trade name of the Alberta Treasury Branches)

Treasury Board and Finance

ATB Investment Management Inc. Treasury Board and Finance
ATB Investment Services Inc. Treasury Board and Finance
ATB Securities Inc. Treasury Board and Finance

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

Agriculture and Rural Development

Alberta Auto Insurance Board

Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Capital Finance Authority Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Culture and Tourism

Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Government Telephones Commission
(Note: This does not include TELUS Corporation)

Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Health Services
(including Carewest and Capital Care Group Inc.)
Health

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

Culture and Tourism

Alberta Insurance Council

Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Irrigation Projects Association

Agriculture and Rural Development

Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd. Agriculture and Rural Development
Alberta Local Authorities Pension Plan Corp. Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Lottery Fund

Justice and Solicitor General

Alberta Order of Excellence Council

Executive Council

Alberta Pensions Services Corporation

Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission

Energy

Alberta Record Management Committee

Service Alberta

Alberta Securities Commission

Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Social Housing Corporation

Municipal Affairs

Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Alberta Treasury Branches (operates under the trade name ATB Financial)

Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) Energy

Arca Investments Inc.

Treasury Board and Finance

Auditor General of Alberta

Offices of the Legislative Assembly

Big Country Waste Management

Municipal Affairs

Board of Censors (Film Classification Board)

Culture and Tourism

Child and Family Services Authorities (CFSA) -10 regions

Region 1 - Southwest Alberta CFSA
Region 2 - Southeast Alberta CFSA
Region 3 - Calgary and Area CFSA
Region 4 - Central Alberta CFSA
Region 5 - East Central Alberta CFSA
Region 6 - Edmonton and Area CFSA
Region 7 - North Central Alberta CFSA
Region 8 - Northwest Alberta CFSA
Region 9 - Northeast Alberta CFSA
Region 10 - Metis Settlements CFSA

Human Services

Corporate Human Resources (formerly Personnel Administration Office) Treasury Board and Finance

Drainage Council

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Drainage Districts (9)
(Bearhills Lake, Big Hay Lake, Cameron, Cygnet Lake,
Daysland, Dickson, Hay Lake, Holden, Manawan)

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Funeral Services Regulatory Board

Service Alberta

Government of Alberta Dental Plan Trust

Human Services

Government Employees Group Extended Medical Benefits Plan Trust

Human Services

Government House Foundation

Culture and Tourism

Historic Resources Fund Culture and Tourism

Human Rights Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund

Justice and Solicitor General

Improvement Districts (Numbers 4, 9, 12, 13, 24)

Municipal Affairs

Improvement District - Kananaskis

Culture and Tourism

Insurance Appeal Board

Treasury Board and Finance

Irrigation Districts (13)
(Aetna, Bow River, Eastern, Leavitt, Lethbridge Northern, Magrath, Mountain View, Raymond, Ross Creek, St. Mary River, Taber, United, Western)

Agriculture and Rural Development

Joint Library Committee

Justice and Solicitor General

Learning Resources Distributing Centre

Education

Legislative Assembly Support Office

Offices of the Legislative Assembly

Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal

Aboriginal Relations

Municipal Government Board

Municipal Affairs

Natural Resources Conservation Board (N.R.C.B.)

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Northern Alberta Development Council

Aboriginal Relations

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Offices of the Legislative Assembly

Office of the Chief Information Officer

Service Alberta

Office of the Ethics Commissioner

Offices of the Legislative Assembly

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

Offices of the Legislative Assembly

Office of the Ombudsman

Offices of the Legislative Assembly

Office of the Premier

Executive Council

Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Community Boards - six regions

PDD Northeast Community Board
PDD Northwest Alberta Community Board
PDD Edmonton Community Board
PDD Central Alberta Community Board
PDD Calgary Region Community Board
PDD South Alberta Community Board

Human Services

Persons with Developmental Disabilities Michener Center Facility Board

Human Services

Persons with Developmental Disabilities Foundation

Human Services

Persons with Developmental Disabilities Provincial Board

Human Services

Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Human Services

Public Affairs Bureau

Executive Council

Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta

Health

Special Areas Board

Municipal Affairs

Teachers’ Retirement Fund

Education

Travel Alberta Corporation Culture and Tourism

Wild Rose Foundation

Culture and Tourism

Workers’ Compensation Board (W.C.B.)

Human Services


SUMMARY OF TAX-FREE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT OFFICES, DEPARTMENTS AND MINISTRIES

Aboriginal Relations
Agriculture and Rural Development

Culture
and Tourism
Education
Energy
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
(including Parks and Recreation)
Executive Council (includes Public Affairs Bureau)
Health
Human Services
Infrastructure
Innovation and Advanced Education

International and Intergovernmental Relations
Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
Justice and Solicitor General
Municipal Affairs
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Offices of the Legislative Assembly

Seniors
Service Alberta
Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Transportation
Treasury Board and Finance (includes Corporate Human Resources)

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