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Bentley dairy farmer Jim Hewitt. Photo Tree Faerie.

Farm businesses are urged to register for a $1500 rebate, available through Service NSW, which can help cover ongoing costs such as council fees.

NSW Farmers President James Jackson said primary producers should utilise schemes such as this, which are designed to bolster small businesses in the wake of the COVID-induced economic downturn.

‘Small businesses with total wages below $1.2 million payroll tax threshold, and a turnover of at least $75,000 a year will be able to claim back council fees and charges,’ said Mr Jackson.

‘Farmers across the state have faced a series of setbacks, from prolonged drought and bushfires, to a global pandemic and flooding. This rebate has come at a good time for local food and fibre producers.’

The rebate will be available until 30 June 2022. To apply and for more information, visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/small-business-fees-and-charges-rebate.

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  1. Record high commodity prices, diesel fuel rebates, no land taxes and cheap rates on farmland, capital gains tax concessions, instant asset writeoffs and drought has broken in most places…. And the farmers need another handout ?

    • Absolutely Davo,
      And you will notice anyone, who is actually struggling, ie with a turn over below $75,000 can’t even apply . THESE HANDOUTS ARE ONLY FOR THE NATIONAL PARTY BOYS CLUB.


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