The Federal Fuel Charge (Carbon Tax) will apply in Alberta as of January 1, 2020.
The federal tax will appear as a separate line item on natural gas bills and consumers must pay it just like any other federal tax, such as the GST.
Visit Finance Canada’s website for more information on the federal fuel charges that apply in Alberta for 2020–2022.
The federal tax puts a price of $20 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions for home heating fuels. Rates will increase on April 1 of each year as the federal government increases the carbon price by $10 per tonne a year until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022.
This equates to:
Carbon price ($/GJ)
|January-March 31, 2020||1.0499523|
|April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021||1.5762711|
|April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022||2.1025899|
|April 1, 2022 onward||2.6289087|
Some consumers may be exempt from paying the Federal Carbon Tax. For more information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website.