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Taskers may apply for a rebate on Small Business Fees and Charges

By Airtasker

Published: October 22nd, 2021

The New South Wales government has announced further financial support measures that may be available to you.

We sincerely thank our Taskers for all your constant hard work and contributions to the Airtasker community, despite the recent challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand how hard it can be to get back on your feet, especially after three months in lockdown.

To help overcome this, the New South Wales government has announced further financial support measures that may be available to you.

An increase in rebate

The New South Wales (NSW) government has announced that the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate will increase from $1,500 to $2,000. In addition, road user tolls for business vehicles will be added as an eligible fee that businesses can claim. The rebate will be available until 30 June 2022.

How can this benefit Taskers?

Taskers based in New South Wales may be eligible for the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate, if they operate as a small business owner, including a sole trader.

The NSW government increased the rebate to help tradies and small businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19. By offsetting fees and charges, the rebate aims to encourage growth by reducing the cost of running a business.

Taskers may use the rebate to offset eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. Such fees include, but are not limited to:

  • Cost of tolls
  • Tradesperson licences
  • Waste Services – Domestic Waste & Commercial Waste
  • Vehicle Registration Fee – Business Use Fee

You can view the full list of eligible fees and charges here.

How will I know if I’m eligible for the rebate?

If you’re a small business owner, including a non-employing sole trader, you may be eligible for the rebate if:

  • your total Australian wages are below the payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million
  • you have an Australian Business Number (ABN) registered in NSW
  • your business premises are located and operating in NSW

To apply for the rebate, you will need:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account
  • your proof of identity
  • your valid ABN/ACN
  • your business banking details for payment

 

Eligible businesses need only apply for the rebate once but may submit multiple claims until they have claimed the full $2,000 rebate.

For more information about eligibility or to apply for the rebate, please visit Service NSW – Apply for the small business fees and charges rebate.

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