Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies said the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate would provide support for eligible NSW small businesses recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the scheme, small businesses, sole traders and non-profit organisations can apply to be reimbursed up to $1500 for NSW and local government fees and charges that are business related costs.
- Food authority licences.
- Liquor licences.
- Tradesperson licences.
- Event fees.
- Council rates.
- Business vehicle registration fees.
"It's important that we support small businesses, including those right here in western Sydney to recover from the impact of the COVID pandemic and encourage business growth by reducing the cost of running a business," Mrs Davies said.
"The NSW Government has committed close to $500 million for the new scheme, which shows our commitment to the small businesses of NSW."
Finance and Small Business Minister Damien Tudehope said businesses could access the scheme through Service NSW in early April and will run until June 30, 2022.
"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.
"This will help hundreds more businesses, along with entrepreneur and family businesses across the state, ensuring they have more money in their pockets as NSW continues its post-pandemic recovery."
The scheme cannot be used for fees and charges specifically excluded under policy guidelines, such as fines and penalties, and will only be available for those charges and fees that are due and paid after March 1, 2021.