Taxes and Rebates

BUDGET 2015 - CHANGES

Budget 2015 introduces several changes. Please see the following for details:


Notice: Alberta Fuel Tax Program
2015 Tax Exempt Fuel User (TEFU) Renewal


Effective June 15, 2012, citizens and corporations who
are making payments by cheque to the provincial government
should make them payable to the Government of Alberta.

Online payment options

  • ePay - a convenient way to pay your corporate or commodity taxes using the Government Tax Payment and Filing Service, which has been established at most financial institutions. Click here for more information.

  • Credit Card - Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) does not directly offer the option of paying taxes using a credit card. However, you may be able to use a third party service provider that will process credit card payments. Please note: third-party service providers will charge you a fee for this service. Click here for more information.

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Announcements

  • Administration of the Qualifying Environmental Trust Tax and Alberta QET Tax Credit - posted March 3, 2015
    The new Special Notice Vol. 5 No. 41, Administration of the Qualifying Environmental Trust Tax and Alberta QET Tax Credit explains the payment and filing requirements of the QET tax, the process for claiming the Alberta tax credit and application of the Alberta QET Tax Credit.

  • Tax Memo Report accessibilityposted February 26, 2015
    Starting April 2015, tobacco tax collectors will be able to retrieve their tobacco tax collector tax memo reports from the TRA Client Self-serve system (TRACS).

  • Alberta Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit - posted February 18, 2015
    Alberta Corporate Tax Act Information Circular SRED-1 has been updated.

  • Crown's Right of Recovery Act 2015 assessment factor announced - posted February 10, 2015
    Special Notice Vol. 6, No. 19, 2015 Assessment Factor - Crown's Right of Recovery Act provides the 2015 assessment factor of 6.44 per cent and additional related information.

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General Information

This section of the website contains material from Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA), a division of Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, responsible for tax and revenue collection and administration.

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Organization of Information on this Website

This home page, New Initiatives, Publications & Forms, Taxes & Rebates - General Information, Taxes & Rebates - Program Information, TRA Forms Index, TRA FAQs Index and TRA Important Filing, Remittance and Claims Dates are available from the left-side menu above.  As you use the left-side menu, it will expand when there is more information about the topic you have selected. 

For your convenience, the main categories under General Information and Program Information are also provided below:

Taxes & Rebates - General Information

Taxes & Rebates - Program Information

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Tax and Revenue Administration Responsibilities and Functions

Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) has five branches:

  • Audit
  • Business Technology Management
  • Revenue Operations
  • Strategic and Client Services
  • Tax Services

TRA administers the following:

To assist our clients to comply with legislation, this site incorporates many public TRA documents explaining the legislation and providing specific compliance information.

Every effort has been made to ensure the contents of the publications found on this site are accurate.  However, if any discrepancy should occur between the publications and governing legislation, the legislation takes precedence.

For more information, see Information Circular TRA-1, An Introduction to Tax and Revenue Administration.

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Contact Information

Questions about Personal Income Tax, Health Care Contribution Levy, and other personal tax credits:

  • The Health Care Contribution Levy does not come into effect until July 1, 2015. The changes to Personal Income Tax included in Budget 2015 do not come into effect until January 1, 2016. More information about the implementation of these taxes will be available here soon.

  • Questions related to your current personal income taxes should be directed to the Canada Revenue Agency, or visit CRA’s “Get Ready” site.  Please do not contact CRA about Alberta Budget 2015 changes, as these changes are not in effect yet, and CRA will not be able to answer your questions.

Questions about Education Property Tax:

Questions about Alberta corporate tax, fuel tax, tobacco tax, tourism levy, Alberta Indian Tax Exemption program, Health Cost Recovery program, GST-free Entities List or the Unclaimed Property program:

  • See the contact information below for Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA).  Contact TRA with your questions about Alberta corporate tax, fuel tax, tobacco tax, tourism levy, Alberta Indian Tax Exemption program, Health Cost Recovery program, GST-free Entities List or the Unclaimed Property program.

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EMAIL:   tra.revenue@gov.ab.ca

MAIL:  Tax and Revenue Administration
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
9811 - 109 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5K 2L5

PHONE:   780-427-3044 - Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Toll free within Alberta:  dial 310-0000, then 780-427-3044.

FAX:  780-427-0348

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Page last updated:  March 27, 2015