Business Improvement Area (BIA) tax
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.
2020 Important BIA tax dates
|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
Business Improvement Areas (BIA) - general information on BIAs.
Business Improvement Areas contact information - for more information on your Business Improvement Area.