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Alberta -> Alberta Personal Tax Credits

Alberta Personal Tax Credits

Non-Refundable Personal Tax Credits

For information on the amounts of most non- refundable tax credits available to Alberta residents, see the non-refundable personal tax credits tables.

Alberta Dividend Tax Credits

Alberta Child and Family Benefit (ACFB)

As per the Alberta 2019 Budget, the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (AFETC) and the Alberta Child Benefit (ACB) were replaced by the Alberta Child and Family Benefit (ACFB) beginning in July 2020.

This non-taxable refundable benefit is for Alberta families with children.  There is no need to apply for the ACFB.  Eligibility is determined from information the federal government uses to calculate the Canada child benefit (CCB), and from prior year's income tax returns filed by both spouses.  Payments are made in August, November, February and May.

The maximum benefit from the ACFB, beginning in July 2020, is:

Number of Children Base component
(max.)/year
Working
component
(max.)/year
1 child    $1,330 $681
2 children 1,995 1,301
3 children 2,660 1,672
4 or more children    3,325 1,795

The benefit amounts for the base component and working component are reduced once family net income exceeds $24,467 or $41,000.

For more details and current payment amounts, see the Province of Alberta Child and Family Benefit page.

Charitable Donations Tax Credit

Alberta provides a tax credit for charitable donations.  The credit for the first $200 of donations is calculated at 10%, and the credit for donations in excess of $200 is calculated at 21%.  The government committed in their October 2015 Budget that this would not change.

Revised: April 11, 2021

 

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