Tobacco Tax - Publications

Below you will find publications related to Tobacco Tax in Alberta. These documents are in html format and will open in a separate window. The menu to your right can be used to link to the different publication categories.

Information Circulars

Special Notices

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Lists of Registered / Approved Entities

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Electronic Submission of Tobacco Tax Memo - File Format Requirements

Effective July 1, 2014, tobacco tax memo suppliers with Tax and Revenue Administration Client Self-Service (TRACS) accounts are able to submit tobacco tax memos electronically, formatted to Tax and Revenue Administration standards. See TRACS for information about registering for a TRACS account.

  • Tobacco Tax Memo File Format and Processing Instructions (Jul-18) - This document provides the file format, field definitions and additional instructions for creating an electronic Tax Memo file for upload.
  • Tobacco Tax Memo XSD (Apr-14) - This XSD (XML Schema Definition) file must be used to validate and test each XML file to ensure it conforms to TRA's business rules and formatting requirements prior to uploading and submitting the file.

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Current and Historical Alberta Tobacco Tax Rates

See Alberta Tobacco Tax Rates (from January 2000 to current).

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Contact information - Tobacco Tax

Administrative questions about making payments to TRA and tobacco tax:

HOLIDAY CLOSURE INFORMATION:  See holiday closure dates.


MAIL:  Tax and Revenue Administration
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
9811 - 109 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5K 2L5

PHONE:   780-427-3044 - Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Toll free within Alberta:  dial 310-0000, then 780-427-3044.

FAX:  780-427-0348

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Page last updated:  December 17, 2018