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.

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

Eligible senior homeowners can defer all or part of their municipal property taxes with a low-interest home equity plan. The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible senior homeowners to voluntarily defer all or part of their residential property taxes, including the education tax portion. This is done through a low-interest home equity loan with the Government of Alberta. If you qualify, Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program will pay your residential property taxes directly to your municipality on your behalf.
A Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program fact sheet is available with information on eligibility and how to apply.

Government of Alberta Education Property Tax Line: 

Toll Free: 310-0000, then 780-422-7125

Alberta Seniors Information
Toll Free: 800-642-3852

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.