Education Property Tax

Who Pays Education Property Tax
All residential, farmland, and non-residential property owners pay education property taxes. People who rent or lease property may also pay property taxes indirectly through their monthly rent or lease payments. As the education system benefits all Albertans, people without children in school also pay education property taxes.

Education Property Tax Rebate Program for Seniors
Alberta seniors and community support are continuing to provide an annual rebate to assist senior homeowners with any year-to-year increases in the education portion of their property taxes.

Seniors remain responsible for paying the full amount of the education property taxes by the due date indicated on the municipality's property tax notice. 

Senior homeowners are eligible for a rebate to cover any increase over the education property tax paid on their residence since 2004 or beginning in the year after the citizen reaches the age of 65.

Low-Income Seniors
The Government of Alberta also provides financial assistance to low-income seniors through the Alberta Seniors Benefit. The Alberta Seniors Benefit provides monthly cash benefits, which can help seniors with their property taxes or other expenses. It provides support in addition to the federal benefits received including old age security and guaranteed income supplement.