If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500. Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges. The rebate can only be used for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021 and is available until 30 June 2022.
Small businesses (including non-employing sole traders) and not-for-profit organisations are eligible for $1500 worth of rebates on government fees and charges if they:
- have total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2020-21 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million
- have their own Australian Business Number (ABN) registered and/or are physically located and operating in New South Wales. Only one $1,500 rebate is available for a single ABN.
- are registered for goods and services tax (GST)
- have a turnover of at least $75,000 per year.
Not-for-profits are not subject to the GST requirement but must demonstrate they have a turnover of more than $75,000.