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Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) & Business Improvement Area (BIA) tax rates

A Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) or 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.

Each BRZ/BIA’s Board of Directors establishes an annual budget to fund their activities. A tax rate is established for each BRZ/BIA to raise the required revenue to meet their budget requirements. City Council approves the establishment of BRZ/BIAs, their annual budgets, and the annual tax rates.

Business Revitalization Zone & Business Improvement Area levy calculation

The BRZ/BIA levy is calculated by multiplying the business assessment by the BRZ/BIA tax rate:

BRZ/BIA levy = Business assessment × BRZ/BIA tax rate

Business Revitalization Zone & Business Improvement Area tax bylaws

BRZ/BIA taxation: 2017 Business Improvement Area Tax Bylaw 3M2017

BRZ/BIA tax rate: 2017 Business Improvement Area Tax Rates Bylaw 4M2017

2017 Business Revitalization Zone/Business Improvement Area tax rates

​Business revitalization zone (BRZ) or Business Improvement Area (BIA) Businesses ​Budget ($) 2017 BRZ/BIA tax rate
​Mainstreet Bowness BIA 62 ​45,100 0.0188
​The Calgary Downtown Association (A BRZ) 2,641 ​1,586,825 ​0.00197
​Chinatown District BIA 336 ​160,000 ​0.00604
​4th Street South West BIA 233 ​205,800 ​0.0115
​Inglewood BRZ 208 245,000 0.0176
​International Avenue BRZ 410 ​267,000 ​0.0157
Kensington BRZ 260 220,000 ​0.0168
​The Marda Loop BRZ 140 ​188,986 ​0.0231
​Montgomery on the Bow BIA 114 ​74,000 ​0.0155
​17th Avenue Retail & Entertainment District 356 404,600 ​0.0143
​Victoria Park BIA 365 ​384,062 ​0.0071
​First Street Improvement Area​
(First Street S.W., between 12 Avenue and 14 Avenue S.W. in Victoria Park BIA​)
14 ​​included in Victoria Park budget ​0.0078


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