Taxes in Canada
The Government of Canada collects taxes to get the money necessary to govern and provide services such as health care, education, and highways. Federal and provincial governments collect income taxes and sales taxes. Cities and towns collect property taxes.
In Canada, federal and provincial income tax is paid on all earnings. The national Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applied to retail sales, including some food items. Homeowners also pay city property taxes, based on the value of a home.
No PST in Alberta
Alberta, unlike other provinces, does not have a provincial sales tax on purchased goods and services.
Edmonton’s taxes are lower than most cities.
Canada Revenue Agency collects income taxes
- Canada Online has detailed information about Canadian taxes and roles of government.
- Canada Revenue Agency - Individual Tax Return is a good starting point for people who want to know how to file a tax return.
- Canada Revenue Agency - Forms and Publications has various downloadable forms necessary for tax returns.
- Canada Revenue Agency - GST and Income Tax