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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 Family Employment Tax Credit (AFETC)

This refundable tax credit is for Alberta families with children.  There is no need to apply for the AETC.  Eligibility is determined from information the federal government uses to calculate the Canada child tax benefit (CCTB), and from prior year's income tax returns filed by both spouses.  Payments are made in January and July.  As per the October 2015 Budget, the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit is enhanced beginning in July 2016.  The rate at which benefits are phased increases from 8% to 11%, and the phase-out threshold increases from $36,778 to $41,250.  

The tax credit is 11% (previously 8%) of family working income above $2,760, up to the maximum benefit amount.  Beginning in July 2016, the maximum benefit from the AFETC, prior to indexing for 2016, will be

1 child     $754
2 children 1,439
3 children 1,850
4 or more children    1,987

The family net income at which the credit starts to phase out will be increased from $36,778 to $41,250.  The credit is reduced by 4% of family net income in excess of the threshold.

Benefits under the AFETC are indexed annually for inflation.  The phase-in threshold of $2,760 is not indexed.  The new phase-out threshold of $41,250 will be indexed, beginning in July 2017.

For more details and current payment amounts, see the Province of Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit 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: February 21, 2019

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