Northwest Territories

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The Canada Revenue Agency administers the following programs on behalf of the Northwest Territories:

Northwest Territories child benefit

The Northwest Territories child benefit is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to qualifying low and middle income families with children under 18 years of age.

You may be entitled to receive the following monthly amounts:

Eligible children under the age of six:


Eligible children aged 6 to 17:


If your adjusted family net income is above $30,000, you may get part of the benefit.

These amounts are combined with the CCB into a single monthly payment.

This program is fully funded by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

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Northwest Territories cost of living offset

The Northwest Territories cost of living offset (NTCOLO) is a tax-free amount paid to individuals and families to help offset the cost of the Northwest Territories carbon tax. The amount is combined with the quarterly payments of the federal GST/HST credit.

Starting November 2023, NTCOLO payments will be calculated based on three postal code zones. For the period of July 2023 to October 2023, all eligible individuals will receive Zone A amounts. Retroactive payments for the difference between initial Zone A, Zone B and Zone C payments will be issued in November 2023.

For July 2023 to June 2024, annual payment amounts are as follows:

Zone A

$441 per adult
$493 per child

  • Colville Lake
  • Dettah
  • Enterprise
  • Fort Good Hope
  • Fort Resolution
  • Fort Smith
  • Hay River
  • Kakisa
  • Kátł’odeeche
  • Ndilo
  • Wrigley
  • Yellowknife

Zone B

$483 per adult
$535 per child

  • Aklavik
  • Behchoko
  • Deline
  • Fort Liard
  • Fort McPherson
  • Fort Providence
  • Fort Simpson
  • Gametì
  • Inuvik
  • Jean Marie River
  • Lutselk’e
  • Nahanni Butte
  • Sambaak’e
  • Tsiigehtchic
  • Tuktoyaktuk
  • Wekweèti
  • Whatì

Zone C

$558 per adult
$610 per child

  • Norman Wells
  • Paulatuk
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Tulita
  • Ulukhaktok

The amounts are not subject to a benefit reduction based on income.

This program is fully funded by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

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