Monday 13 September 2021
To further support businesses and workers across the state at this critical time, the NSW Government has announced extensions to the 2021 COVID-19 support package.
- Eligible businesses with a turnover between $75,000 to $250 million that continue to experience a minimum 30 per cent decline in turnover due to the Public Health Order will be eligible for payments of up to 40 per cent of their pre-COVID-19 weekly NSW payroll.
- Eligible hospitality, tourism and recreation businesses with a turnover of more than $250 million and up to $1 billion that continue to experience the required decline in turnover due to the Public Health Order will be eligible to receive payments of 40 per cent of their pre-COVID weekly NSW payroll, up to $500,000 per week.
- Eligible charitable Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisations in the social support and animal welfare sectors with a turnover between $75,000 and $250 million that show a minimum 15 per cent and less than 30 per cent decline in turnover will be eligible for payments of up to 40 per cent of their pre-COVID weekly NSW payroll. Eligible NFPs will be able to apply from later in September to access backdated payments.
- From 10 September 2021, eligible businesses and NFPs will need to log in to their Business Profile from their MyServiceNSW Account every fortnight to reaffirm they continue to experience at least the minimum decline in turnover and have maintained their employee headcount, to continue receiving fortnightly JobSaver payments.
- Check your eligibility and apply for JobSaver which is now extended until 2 October 2021.
COVID-19 Micro-business support grant
- Eligible businesses with a turnover of more than $30,000 and less than $75,000 that continue to experience a minimum 30 per cent decline in turnover due to the Public Health Order will be eligible for a fortnightly payment of $1,500 until 2 October 2021.
- From the week of 13 September 2021, eligible businesses will need to log into their Business Profile from their MyServiceNSW Account every fortnight to reaffirm they continue to experience at least the minimum decline in turnover and have maintained their employee headcount, to continue receiving fortnightly payments.
- Check your eligibility and apply for the COVID-19 Micro-business support grant
Payroll tax deferrals and waivers
- Businesses eligible for a 2021 COVID-19 Business Grant or JobSaver with payrolls of $10 million or less will be eligible for a 50 per cent reduction (waiver) in their 2021-22 payroll tax, up from 25 per cent.
- All businesses will also be able to further defer payroll tax payments due from July 2021 through to December 2021. The payments are now due on 14 January 2022, and 12-month interest free repayment plans will become available.
- For more information visit Revenue NSW
Commercial, retail, and residential landlords
- Eligible commercial and retail landlords who face financial hardship by providing rental waivers to COVID-19 impacted tenants, and who have not claimed land tax relief, will be eligible for a monthly grant of up to $3,000.
- Eligible residential landlords can choose between applying for land tax relief or a further payment of $1,500, taking total assistance to a maximum of $4,500 per tenancy if they agree to reduce the rent for COVID-19 impacted tenants by at least $4,500.
- Find out more about support for residential and commercial landlords and tenants
Ongoing support available via JobSaver for businesses receiving the COVID-19 Business Grant
The NSW Government has extended the deadline for applications for the COVID-19 Business Grant until 11:59pm on 1 October 2021.
The COVID-19 Business Grant provides support for businesses that experienced reduced demand or had to close due to the public health orders. It provides cash flow support for the first 3 weeks of the restrictions (26 June 2021 to 17 July 2021).
All eligible businesses, including those outside of Greater Sydney, who can demonstrate that they experienced a decline in turnover of 30 per cent or more between 26 June 2021 to 17 July 2021 are encouraged to apply for the COVID-19 Business Grant.
Eligible businesses that are still being financially impacted by COVID-19 restrictions can also apply for JobSaver support. The eligibility requirements for JobSaver are largely aligned to the COVID-19 Business Grant.