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Alberta Addresses Unpaid Property Taxes in the Oil and Gas Industry

Tax Development May 04, 2023

On April 27, 2023, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announced that, effective May 1, 2023, it requires evidence that licensees have resolved any unpaid property taxes exceeding an initial threshold amount of $20,000 before a new well or well license transfer application can be approved.

The new requirements apply to both new well license and well license transfer applications.

Further details on the requirements are provided on the Alberta Energy Regulator website, under Regulating Developments.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes and how they may impact your operations, please contact our regulated property tax experts at