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

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) or Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) 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 BIA/BRZ's Board of Directors establishes an annual budget to fund their activities. A tax rate is established for each BIA/BRZ to raise the required revenue to meet their budget requirements. City Council approves the establishment of BIA/BRZ, its annual budget, and tax rate.

Business Improvement Area & Business Revitalization Zone levy calculation

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

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

Business Improvement Area & Business Revitalization Zone tax bylaws

BIA/BRZ taxation: 2018 Business Improvement Area Tax Bylaw 5M2018

BIA/BRZ tax rate: 2018 Business Improvement Area Tax Rates Bylaw 6M2018

2018 Business Improvement Area/Business Revitalization Zone tax rates

Business Improvement Area (BIA)​ or Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ)  Businesses ​Budget ($) 2018 BIA/BRZ tax rate
​Mainstreet Bowness BIA 60 ​45,100 0.0180
​The Calgary Downtown Association BIA 2,574 ​1,586,825 ​0.00198
​Chinatown District BIA 333 ​160,000 ​0.00606
​4th Street South West BIA 238 ​205,800 ​0.0121
​HIPville BIA 299​ 124,000​ 0.0118​
​Inglewood BIA 218 265,000 0.0177
​International Avenue BRZ 417 ​267,000 ​0.0145
Kensington BRZ 251 220,000 ​0.0173
​Marda Loop BIA 146 ​189,000 ​0.0207
​Montgomery on the Bow BIA 113 ​70,000 ​0.0141
​17th Avenue Retail & Entertainment District 348 410,800 ​0.0175
​Victoria Park BIA 352 ​389,436 ​0.0081
​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 ​0.0087