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The NSW State Government is supporting small businesses to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by providing a rebate to help with the cost of government fees and charges.
The Rebate, of up to $1,500, is available until 30 June 2022 against invoices that were due and paid from 1 March 2021. The rebate is provided in the form of a digital credit which businesses can draw down on to offset the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges.
Small businesses, sole traders and non-profit organisations can apply to be reimbursed for NSW Government charges/fees, local council rates and charges related to the cost of doing business such as:
There are some exclusions (such as fines, NSW and Commonwealth Government taxes). Check the Service NSW page for more information.
Small businesses (including non-employing sole traders) and not-for-profit organisations will be eligible for the rebate if they:
Note: Only one $1500 rebate is available for each ABN. Not-for-profit organisations are not subject to the GST requirement but must demonstrate a turnover of more than $75,000 per year.
For more information, including how to apply visit the Service NSW web page at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/small-business-fees-and-charges-rebate
A comprehensive list of eligible fees and charges is available at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/system/files/2021-04/eligible-fees-and-charges-small-business-rebate.pdf
Please feel free to get in touch with your WDF Professional contact or phone 02 6921 5444.