Have you heard of the NSW Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate? If you’re a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for this rebate, available until 30 June 2022. There are numerous costs you can claim for your business: read on for more information.

All About the Rebate

The NSW Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is aimed at supporting small businesses by reducing the cost of running a business during the COVID-19 period. Notably, eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 (soon announced to be $2,000) is reached.

Funds 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
  • registration fees for motor vehicles
  • council rates.

A full list is available on the Service NSW website.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for this rebate, small businesses (including non-employing sole traders) and not-for-profit organisations must:

  • have total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2020-21 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) registered in NSW and/or have business premises physically located and operating in NSW

How Do I Apply?

To apply for the rebate, you’ll need:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account
  • your proof of identity
  • your valid ABN/ACN
  • your business banking details for payment.

Need Help?

If you need help in relation to claiming the NSW Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate or would like any assistance with taxation or accounting matters, please contact our team of experienced accountants by calling us on 1300 QUINNS or alternatively, +61 2 9223 9166 to arrange a teleconference or appointment.