Carbon Levy Administration - Overview

Under the Climate Leadership Plan, a carbon levy is imposed on all carbon-based fuels as of January 1, 2017.

Where possible, and with the exception of natural gas, the structure for remitting and administering the carbon levy is based on the structure used to remit the current fuel tax. In the case of transportation fuels, the carbon levy is applied to consumer purchases, but remitted to government by entities higher up the distribution chain (e.g., refineries and producers).

See the Climate Leadership Act and Climate Leadership Regulation, available on the Queen's Printer website.

Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) administers the carbon levy.

  • See the announcements index below for links to current information.

  • Please sign up for TRA’s carbon levy administration subscription service at By subscribing, you will receive email updates whenever new information related to the administration of the carbon levy program is published on TRA’s website.

Carbon Levy Announcements

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Carbon Levy Rates

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Page last updated:  June 20, 2018