A rebate is available to small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profits to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourage growth by reducing the cost of running a business.
Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. These include, but are not limited to:
- food authority licenses
- liquor licenses
- tradesperson licenses
- event fees
- outdoor seating fees
- council rates
- road user tolls for business use.
Employing businesses can now claim 50% of the cost of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs) up to the full rebate value of $3,000 to help them assist their workers to test when required.
- To be eligible, you must:
- have total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2020–2021 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million
- have an Australian business number (ABN) registered in NSW and/or have business premises physically located and operating in New South Wales.