Latest Changes to Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

What is it

The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is relief provided by the NSW Government to all sole traders, small business owners and non-profit organisations in NSW to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

After you successfully apply, you can submit multiple claims until the full value is reached.

This rebate can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. These include, but are not limited to:

•  food authority licences

•  liquor licences

•  tradesperson licences

•  event fees

•  outdoor seating fees

•  council rates

•  road user tolls for business use.

Click here for the full list of eligible fees and charges.

The rebate cannot be used for fines or penalties, Commonwealth government charges, rent on government premises, or taxes.

Latest Changes

Originally starting at a $1,500 rebate, the NSW Government had increased the rebate to $2,000 in November 2021.

As COVID-19 continues the Government is expanding the rebate to $3,000 in late March 2022 to provide further relief for businesses so they can also apply for this rebate for costs incurred in obtaining rapid antigen tests(RATs) for use by the business (i.e., its employees, customers and suppliers), in addition to licence fees and registration paid to the NSW Government.

Who can apply

This rebate is available to all business that have

•   A registered ABN in NSW or have a business premises located and operating in NSW

•   A total Australian wage below tax threshold of $1.2 million

How to apply

To apply you will need:

•   A MyServiceNSW Account

•   Proof of identity (such as Australian driver license or passport, Medicare card etc.)

•   A valid ABN/ACN

•   Business banking details

Applications for the rebate close on the 30 June 2022.

Making a claim

You can submit multiple claims till you reach the full value of $3,000. When making a claim you will need to verify your identity and provide the following:

•   Fee or charge type (options provided in the search tab)

•   Amount paid

•   Reference number

•   Date due and paid

•   Invoice and/or receipt

Please note: each claim must be made separately, and an invoice/receipt can only be submitted once.

To get started click here to log in or create your MyServiceNSW account.

Need help?

If you need help with anything, please feel welcome to contact our friendly team at Wilson & Assoc Chartered Accountants.

Source: Revenue NSW


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