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Business Improvement Area (BIA) tax

BIA Tax

Business Improvement Area (BIA) tax is collected for the BIA.

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Note: Council has cancelled the April 1 7% penalty on the 2020 BIA tax levy.


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.

Learn about current Business Improvement Areas funding allocation​.

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Busine​ss tax was eliminated in 2019. For more information visit Calgary.ca/BTC.

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2020 Important BIA tax dates


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​Date ​Event
Date: January 1 to December 31​ Event: ​Annual BIA tax bills cover the calendar year
Date: February​ 10 Event: ​Annual BIA tax bill mailing
Date: ​March 31 Event: ​Annual BIA tax payment deadline
Date: July 1​ Event: ​​7% penalty added to any unpaid current year's BIA tax
Date: ​Various dates​ Event: Supplementary bills​ issued after the annual billing are due and payable on the date shown on the notice.​

BIA tax information


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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.

2020 Business Improvement Area Tax Bylaw​

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