Small Business Rebate Scheme Opening Soon

23 Mar 2021 cost_of_living

A new $1,500 rebate for Central Coast businesses to pay government fees and charges – such as licences, rates and registration fees – is on track to open within weeks.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the $1,500 rebate is targeted at small businesses, sole traders and non-profit organisations.


“Helping our small businesses not just keep their doors open, but also grow, is a critical part of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Crouch said.


“The NSW Government is helping to reduce the cost of running a business, which will encourage them to grow and employ more people.


“Almost $500 million has been committed for these $1,500 rebates and I want to ensure every single eligible business benefits from this.”


Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said a small pilot program had started in March before being rolled out State-wide, with businesses able to access the scheme through Service NSW.


“Many licence fee waivers are about to expire and I encourage small businesses below the new 2020-21 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million to apply for this new rebate scheme,” Mr Tudehope said.


The $1,500 rebate can be used for food authority licences, liquor licences, tradesperson licences, event fees, council rates and business vehicle registration fees. The rebate will be available via Service NSW until 30 June 2022.


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