Taxation and incentives

As a fiscally responsible county made up of hardworking farmers and businesspeople, Wheatland County prides itself on its low municipal (non-residential) tax rates that allow entrepreneurs room to grow. Our mill rate is amongst the lowest in the province.

More Info about WC taxes

2023 Municipal Tax

Learn more about provincial and federal funding programs here (View Document)

As a province Alberta has the lowest corporate tax rate in Canada and is the only province with no provincial sales tax.

 County/CityMunicipal Property Tax Rate (non-residential) – 2022Municipal Property Tax Rate (non-residential) – 2021Municipal Property Tax Rate (non-residential) – 2020
 Wheatland 8.6 8.68.6
Sturgeon County 10.510.3 10.3
Rocky View7.67.77.5
Strathcona County10.19.69.4
Red Deer County 12.512.3 12.3

Source: Municipal Affairs: Municipal Profiles (

Wheatland County has a generous municipal non-residential tax incentive for eligible businesses.

  • Threshold of $10 Million capital invested in non-residential or $20 Million in machinery and equipment, (excludes land investment)
  • 40% reduction in municipal non-residential tax for 3 years
  • Applies to new construction and substantial expansions.
  • Applies from first fully-taxable year.

Provincial incentives include the Alberta Jobs Grant, the Investment and Growth Fund, Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit and Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program.

Funding Programs

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program

Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit