Alberta income tax calculator 2023

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2023 Alberta provincial and federal income tax brackets

Here are the tax brackets for Alberta and Canada based on your taxable income.

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Frequently asked questions

Anytime you invest your money into something that increases in value, such as stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), or real estate, that increase is considered a capital gain.

Your capital gains will only be realized and taxable when you cash in your investment. Only 50% of your realized capital gains are taxed at a marginal rate based on your province of residence.

In Alberta, your capital gains are taxed according to the combined marginal capital gains tax rates below:

2023 taxable income AB marginal capital gains tax rate
first $53,359 12.50%
over $53,359 up to $106,717 15.25%
over $106,717 up to $142,292 18.00%
over $142,292 up to $165,430 19.00%
over $165,430 up to $170,751 20.66%
over $170,751 up to $227,668 21.16%
over $227,668 up to $235,675 21.66%
over $235,675 up to $341,502 23.50%
over $341,502 24.00%

Learn more about Alberta’s capital gains tax

The tax rates in Alberta range from 10% to 15% of income and the combined federal and provincial tax rate is between 25% and 48%.

Alberta's marginal tax rate increases as your income increases so you pay higher taxes on the level of income that falls into a higher tax bracket.

Learn more about Alberta’s marginal tax rate

Alberta residents receive a tax credit called the Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP) when they file their income tax returns to help off-set the federal carbon tax (i.e. fuel charge) that’s added directly to the cost of gas.

The CAIP amount you receive is based on the size of your family.

Learn more about the Alberta carbon tax rebate

The amount of tax your employer deducts from your paycheque varies based on where you fall inside the federal and Alberta tax brackets.

Federal income tax rates in 2023 range from 15% to 33%. Alberta income tax rates in 2023 range from 10% to 15%.

The amount of income tax that was deducted from your paycheque appears in Box 22 of your T4 slip.

Learn more about income tax withholding

The deadline to file your 2023 income tax return in 2024 is midnight on April 30. If you’re self-employed, your tax return is due on June 17, 2024, since June 15 falls on a Saturday.

Learn more about tax deadlines

It can take 2 to 3 weeks to receive a refund when you transmit your return via NETFILE. For mailed returns, refunds are mailed out in 4 to 6 weeks following receipt of the return by the CRA or the Revenu Quebec.

Learn more about tax refunds

If you have to pay income taxes to the CRA, you can do so online through the CRA’s My Payment online portal. Pay by setting up a pre-authorized debit agreement using CRA My Account or through a third-party service provider with credit card, e-transfer, or PayPal.

Learn more about paying your taxes online

If you’re a resident of Canada for any part of the year and are earning income, whether that’s employment, self-employment, investment or other income, you're subject to Canadian income tax. There are no exemptions for age or occupation.

Learn more about who’s required to file an income tax return

The CRA requires that you retain your records for a minimum of 6 years, by law.

You can ask to amend your tax return for up to the previous 10 years, so it’s a good idea to maintain your records for that long.

Learn more about maintaining your income tax records

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