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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.

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