2016-17 Commodity Tax Indicators

Fuel Tax Indicators

The Alberta Fuel Tax Act is a direct tax on consumers for the purchase of fuel in Alberta. This includes gasoline, diesel and propane, except where the fuel is delivered and consumed outside Alberta. For more information about the administration of Fuel tax, please visit the Fuel Tax Overview page.

The following indicator provides a snapshot of TRA’s 2016-17 fiscal year with respect to the administration of the Fuel Tax Act.

Fuel Tax
Revenue Recorded

$1.34 billion

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International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Indicators

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. For more information about the administration of IFTA, please visit the IFTA Overview page.

The following indicator reflects TRA’s 2016-17 fiscal year with respect to the administration of IFTA.

Number of
IFTA Returns Filed
Number of
Jurisdictions

11,120

58

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Tobacco Tax Indicators

The Tobacco Tax Act requires all wholesalers and importers in Alberta to be licenced to sell or import tobacco for resale in Alberta. For more information about the administration of Tobacco tax, please visit the Tobacco Tax Overview page.

The following indicator provides a snapshot of TRA’s 2016-17 fiscal year with respect to the administration of the Tobacco Tax Act.

Tobacco Tax
Revenue Recorded

$953 million

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Page last updated:  October 30, 2017