The bill that reduces the small business income tax rate in the Northwest Territories to 2% (from 4%) has now become law. The decrease in the small business income tax rate is effective January 1, 2021.

This measure, which was included in Bill 16, was considered substantively enacted for IFRS and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE) purposes on March 12, 2021, the date the bill received third reading, as Northwest Territories has a consensus-style government. The reduction of the small business income tax rate is considered enacted for U.S. GAAP purposes on March 31, 2021, the date the bill received Assent.

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