Rebate to pay fees and charges on offer for small businesses

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Monday, 3 May 2021

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We are encouraging eligible small businesses, sole traders and non-profit organisations across the Central Coast to claim the NSW Government’s $1,500 rebate that can be used to pay government fees and charges.

The rebate is being provided to assist small businesses recover from the economic consequences of COVID-19. It is hoped it will not only help keep their doors open, but allow them to thrive, ensuring people keep their jobs and help local economies rebuild.

The $1,500 rebate can be used for a range of fees and charges (subject to conditions) including food authority licences, liquor licences, tradesperson licences, event fees, business vehicle registration fees, outdoor seating and Council rates if the property in is the business name.

To be eligible, businesses or not-for-profits must have total wages below the 2020-21 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million, have an ABN registered in and/or business premises physically located and operating in NSW and have a turnover of at least $75,000 per year. Business must also be registered for GST.

The rebate will be available via Service NSW until 30 June 2022. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, though can submit multiple claims for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021, until the full $1500 is expended.

With more than 23,000 small businesses across our region we want to make sure the backbone of our local economy has all the information they need to rebuild after COVID.

Further details can be found on the Service NSW website.

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Last updated : Mon 3 May 2021