Business Improvement Area (BIA)
The 2020 property tax and Business Improvement Area (BIA) tax deadlines have been extended. Property taxes are due September 30, 2020; however, those who are able to pay their taxes earlier are encouraged to do so. City Council approved, in principle, an amended penalty of 7 per cent, which would apply to any outstanding tax balances on October 1, 2020. Read the 2020 Property Tax Deferral Q&A (pdf) for more information.
A Business Improvement Area is created by the businesses located within a specific area, in order to provide benefits to all of the businesses. An independent board prepares a budget to fund their programs and services. The City collects an annual BIA tax from the businesses within the area on behalf of the BIA to fund this budget.
Red Deer currently has one Business Improvement Area – The Downtown Business Association (DBA). For information on programs and services they provide, please visit The Downtown Business Association website.
The City of Red Deer prepares annual BIA assessment and tax notices which are mailed in May. For 2020, Taxes are due September 30.
|Through your Bank||
- Credit Cards are NOT accepted for payment of BIA taxes.
- Post-dated cheques are accepted.
- Receipts will be issued if requested at the time of payment. Tax payers can obtain historic record of payment(s) free of charge through MyCity or by requesting a copy from Tax and Assessment. Service fees will apply.
- Refund requests must be made in writing by January 31 of the year following the year the tax is levied.
Review our BIA Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.
BIA Business Change Form (online form)