Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

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Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

The Small Business Fees and Charges rebate is not a cash payment but a digital credit of up to $2,000 that businesses can draw down on to offset the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges paid from 1 March 2021. This rebate is currently open and will be available until 30 June 2022.

Examples of such costs 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 – you must include a statement from the corporate E-Toll or Linkt account associated with the business.
  • This rebate cannot be used for fines or penalties.

Eligible businesses only need to apply for the rebate once but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $2,000 is reached.

Rebate Eligibility

The fees and charges rebate is available to sole traders and other small businesses that have:

Total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2020-21 payroll tax threshold of $1,200,000.
An Australian Business Number (ABN) registered in NSW and/or have business premises physically located and operating in NSW.
For each claim you make, you’ll need to provide an invoice or receipt showing you’ve paid the eligible fee or charge. Each claim must be made separately, and you can only upload one receipt or invoice per claim.

To apply for the above grant, follow the link below:

If you have any questions in regards to the eligibility requirements to apply for the above grant, please don’t hesitate to contact Waterford Accountants.