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Business Improvement Area (BIA) tax

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is established by businesses in an area to jointly raise and administer funds for various projects and promotional activities within the zone throughout the year. Businesses located in a BIA will receive a BIA tax bill. This levy is collected by The City of Calgary on behalf of the BIA.

Each BIA’s Board of Directors establishes a proposed annual budget which is submitted to City Council for approval. Once approved, a tax rate is established for each BIA to raise the required revenue to meet their budget requirements. City Council approves the establishment of the BIA, its annual budget, and tax rate.


Busine​ss tax was eliminated in 2019. For more information visit Business Improvement Area (BIA) Assessment


2019 Important BIA tax dates

​Date ​Event
January 1 to December 31​ ​Annual BIA tax bills cover the calendar year
February​ ​Annual BIA tax bill mailing
​March 29 ​Annual BIA tax payment deadline
April 1 and July 1​ ​​7% penalty added to any unpaid current year's BIA tax
​Various dates​ Supplementary bills​ issued after the annual billing are due and payable on the date shown on the notice.​

BIA tax payment


BIA tax payment – Payment options.

BIA tax penalties and service charges - A 7% penalty is added to any unpaid current year's BIA tax balance on April 1 and July 1. Non-receipt of your BIA tax bill does not exempt you from late payment penalties.

BIA tax collection - Contact a Collection Officer to make payment arrangements for unpaid BIA tax.

BIA tax rates and bills


BIA tax rate and bill calculation

BIA tax bills - BIA tax bills are not available online. To request an electronic or printed copy of your bill or statement of account, contact Tax.

BIA tax supplementary bills

General information


Business changes – When selling, moving, closing, or changing mailing address, ownership, trade or registered name, visit myBusiness.

Business Improvement Areas (BIA) - general information on BIAs.

Business Improvement Areas contact information - for more information on your Business Improvement Area.