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$1500 Government Rebate for Small Business



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.


The rebate covers an extensive list of government fees and charges due and paid from March 1, 2021. The most common for many businesses would be council rates and vehicle registration. Click here to see a full list of what's covered.


To be eligible for this rebate, small businesses (including non-employing sole traders) and not-for-profit organisations 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 NSW

  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)

  • provide a declaration that the business has a turnover of at least $75,000 per year.

You can apply for each entity you own that has paid relevant charges in the relevant period. The amount can be spread across multiple bills. The application process does detail that an accountants letter is required, however customer experience shows that you can apply without this and instead make a declaration detailing that you meet the criteria.


The rebate will be available until 30 June 2022. For more details and to apply go to Service NSW