BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

BIA tax: rate and bill calculation

BIA tax rate calculation


Each Business Improvement Area (BIA)’s Board of Directors establishes a proposed annual budget which is submitted to City Council for approval. Once approved, a BIA tax rate sufficient to meet the budget requirement is established. The BIA tax rate equals the BIA’s annual approved budget amount divided by the total business assessment within the BIA.

Formula
BIA tax rate = BIA’s annual approved budget amount ÷ Total business assessment within the BIA

BIA tax bill calculation


​​BIA tax is levied on any business that occupies space within one of the 15 BIAs within Calgary during the calendar year. Your BIA tax bill equals the assessed value of your business premises multiplied by the BIA tax rate.

Formula
BIA tax bill = Assessed value of your business premises × BIA tax rate

The BIA tax rate reflects the amount of tax to be paid for each $1 of assessed value. BIA tax is based on the calendar year January 1 to December 31.

BIA tax rates 2022


​BIA / Improvement District ​Businesses ​Budg​​et ($​) 2022 BIA ​​Tax Rate
BIA / Improvement District: Beltline Businesses: 358​ Budget ($): 375,000​ 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.01692
BIA / Improvement District: ​​Mainstreet Bowness Businesses: 56 Budget ($): ​50,100 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​​0.02114
BIA / Improvement District: Bridgeland Businesses: 135​ Budget ($): 100,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.01444
BIA / Improvement District: Calgary Downtown Association​ Businesses: ​2,398 Budget ($): ​1,520,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.00410
BIA / Improvement District: ​Chinatown Businesses: ​329 Budget ($): ​215,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.01995
BIA / Improvement District: Crescent Heights Village Businesses: 109 Budget ($): 120,000​ 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.02941
BIA / Improvement District: 4th Street S.W. Businesses: ​209 Budget ($): ​​185,200 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.01496
BIA / Improvement District: Greenview Industrial Businesses: 299 Budget ($): ​50,000​ 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.00505
BIA / Improvement District: ​Inglewood Businesses: ​210 Budget ($): ​265,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.02310
BIA / Improvement District: ​International Avenue Businesses: ​416 Budget ($): 411,800 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.02574
BIA / Improvement District: Kensington​ Businesses: ​246 Budget ($): ​220,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​​0.01789
BIA / Improvement District: ​Marda Loop Businesses: ​163 Budget ($): ​220,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.02257
BIA / Improvement District: ​​Montgomery on the Bow Businesses: ​110 Budget ($): ​80,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.01840
BIA / Improvement District: 17th Avenue Retail & Entertainment District Businesses: 696 Budget ($): ​579,000 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.02006
BIA / Improvement District: Victoria Park​ Businesses: ​296 Budget ($): ​364,369 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.01359
BIA / Improvement District: First Street​ (between 12 Avenue and 14 Avenue S.W. in Victoria Park BIA​)​ Businesses: ​23 Budget ($): ​included in Victoria Park 2020 BIA Tax Rate: ​0.01403

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