Did you know you may be eligible for a rebate on your NSW car registration and drivers licence fees?
The NSW Government is offering a rebate of up to $1,500 for small businesses (including non-employing sole traders such as rideshare drivers) to claim for NSW and local government fees and charges such as:
- Vehicle Registration Fee – (Business use fee only)
- Issue or renewal of a driver licence.
Please see the the full list here of what you can claim: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/system/files/2021-08/eligible-fees-and-charges-small-business-fees-and-charges-rebate.pdf#page6
Here’s how it works:
- Apply for the rebate on MyServiceNSW
- Follow the steps to apply. Attach supporting documentation as required.
- If your application is approved, you can then claim for your eligible expenses up to the value of $1.5k.
You only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 is reached.
The rebate is available on payments made from 1st March 2021 and the rebate will be available until 30th June 2022. Please note that you cannot seek a rebate for fines or penalties.
To be eligible for this rebate you must:
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and your business must physically be located in NSW
- You total wages must be below $1.2 million. (including sole traders who don’t employ staff)
What you will need to apply:
- a MyServiceNSW Account
- your proof of identity. You can skip this step if you’ve previously identified yourself.
- your valid ABN
- your bank details for where you would like your payment to be deposited to.
- If your asked for a letter from your accountant, you may apply for one here: Letter from Rideshare Tax Accountant
Every time you wish to claim a portion of the $1,500 rebate, you will need to provide supporting evidence such as invoices and receipts. You will need to make each claim separately, and you can only upload one receipt per claim.
Do you need help?
If you need a letter from an accountant to support your application, contact Rideshare Tax HERE. We will do the required due diligence and audit of your financial situation and if you qualify, we will prepare a letter to the Services NSW on your behalf.
For more information on other NSW Government Grants visit the below:
The below is a full list of what you can claim from Transport for NSW. (Not all will be applicable for rideshare drivers)
- Vehicle Registration Fee – Business use fee
- Vehicle Registration Fee – Motorcycles
- Trailer and caravan vehicle registration fee (Business use only)
- Issue or renewal of a driver licence (other than a provisional licence or learner licence)
- Issue or renewal of a provisional licence of learner licence
- Issue of a replacement licence (learner, provisional or other)
- Driver knowledge test
- Driving test or riding test
- Hazard perception test
- Driver qualification test
- Road users’ handbook (in any language)
- Heavy vehicle driver handbook
- Motorcycle riders’ handbook
- Hazard perception handbook
- Driver qualification handbook
- Issue of provisional licence passenger restriction exemption letter.
- Issue of provisional licence prohibited motor vehicle restriction exemption letter.
- Issue of a replacement provisional licence passenger restriction exemption letter.
- Issue of a replacement provisional licence prohibited motor vehicle restriction exemption letter.
- Issue of provisional P1 licences – restriction on passengers under 21 exemption letter.
- Issue of replacement provisional P1 licences – restriction on passengers under 21 exemption letter.
- Application fee for any driving instructor’s licence.
- Application fee for renewal of driving instructor’s licence
- Fee for issue of duplicate driving instructor’s licence
- Fee for issue of driving instructor certificate
- Fee for issue of a new 5 years or new 10 year Photo Card
- Fee for replacement 5 Year or 10 year Photo Card
- Registration Fee – issue or renewal of registration of a motor vehicle or trailer
- Transfer of registration fee
- Issue of 1 or 2 standard number-plates with same number
- Trader’s plate
- Initial inspection of registrable vehicle, otherwise than in relation to exhaust emission levels
- Further inspection of registrable vehicle that has failed earlier inspection.
- Inspection of registrable vehicle in relation to exhaust emission levels
- Duplicate certificate of registration
- Duplicate registration label
- Issue auxiliary number-plate or issue replacement auxiliary number-plate
- Book of inspection reports for issue at authorised inspection station
- Copy of rules for authorised inspection station.
- Vehicle inspection by Roads and Maritime Services for the purpose of identification prior to the
- establishment of registration
- Issue certificate relating to information from Roads and Maritime Services records
- Issue information from Roads and Maritime Services records other than a certificate.
- Packing and posting – Number-plates
- Packing and posting – Inspection Report Books
- Cancel registration.
- Unregistered Vehicle Permit
- Conditional registration
- Number-plate reservation
- Number-plate exchange
- Issue replacement trader’s plate
- Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme
- Authorised Inspection Station
- Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Station
- Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station
- Authorised Safety Check Inspection Station
- Authorised Crane Inspection Station
- Trader’s plate application
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Road Component – Division 1—Load carrying vehicles.
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Road Component – Division 2—Load carrying trailers.
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Road Component – Division 3—Buses
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Road Component – Division 4—Special purpose vehicles
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Regulatory Component – Division 1—Load carrying
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Regulatory Component – Division 2—Load carrying trailers.
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Regulatory Component – Division 3—Buses
- Heavy Vehicle Registration charges: Regulatory Component – Division 4—Special purpose
- Vessel Registration – personal watercraft
- Vessel Registration – Other vessels
- Transfer of vessel registration to a person who is not a dealer.
- Transfer of vessel registration to a dealer
- Fix hull identification number
- Validate hull identification number.
- New boat code agent establishment
- Hull identification number plates—set of 20.
- Hull identification number certificates—pad of 50
- Transfer of boat code agency
- Personalised vessel registration
- Preserve personalised vessel registration.
- Vessel registration numbers
- Vessel registration numbers—individual
- Personal watercraft driving licence examination.
- Personal watercraft driving licence upgrade examination.
- Personal watercraft driving licence
- Boat driving licence examination
- Boat driving licence
- Application for an aquatic licence, commercial activity
- Application for an aquatic licence, other than commercial activity
- Waterway access fee for an aquatic licence
- Attendance by officer of RMS at special maritime event or standard event
- Bar crossing licence (maritime other fees)
- Issue of replacement marine safety licence where licence is lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or
- Retrieval of domestic commercial vessel records
- Commuter wharf permit fees – Unlimited use
- Commuter wharf permit fees – Up to 10 berthings
- Charter wharf booking system fees – Ad-hoc.
- Charter wharf booking system fees – Regular bulk bookings.
- Commercial moorings Sydney Harbour locality or Pittwater locality
- Commercial moorings all other areas
- Private moorings Sydney Harbour (Eastern) locality
- Private moorings Sydney Harbour (Western) locality or Pittwater locality
- Private mooring all other areas
- Initial Mooring inspection fee
- Mooring Relocation fee
- Change vessel on mooring fee
- Transfer mooring licence
- Fee for RMS attendance to mooring outside business hours.
- Crash Laboratory
- Vehicle History Check Fee
Do you have any questions? Leave a comment below and the Rideshare Tax will respond.