NSW small business rebate scheme kicks off

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up for a new $1500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of New South Wales and local government fees and charges. 

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet says the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate was designed to benefit tens of thousands of small businesses across the state as NSW continues its post-pandemic recovery. 

“Our November Budget committed nearly $500 million to this rebate, which will leave more money in the pockets of eligible small businesses, sole traders and non-profit organisations,” Mr Perrottet says. 

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and supporting them equals supporting jobs. I encourage all eligible operators to register for the $1500 credit with Service NSW.” 

Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello says claiming the rebate would be simple and could be done online. 

“Liquor licences, food authority licences, council rates, and outdoor seating fees are just a few examples of the fees and charges that can be claimed back through this rebate scheme,” Mr Dominello says. 

“Small businesses who have total wages below the new 2020-21 $1.2 million payroll tax threshold, and have a turnover of at least $75,000 per year, will be able to register through their MyServiceNSW account and claim back eligible state and local government fees and changes.”

Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope says the launch of the rebate scheme coincided with a number of licence waivers coming to an end. 

“It’s so important that we continue to support the small businesses of NSW,” Mr Tudehope says. 

“Small businesses are the backbone of their communities and we want to make it easier for them to run a business and get ahead.” 

The rebate will be available until 30 June 2022.

For more information, visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/small-business-fees-and-charges-rebate 

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