ACT: Waiver of rideshare and taxi vehicle license fees
The Rideshare vehicle licence fee will be waived for 12 months for rideshare operators from 1 April 2020 as part of the normal licencing processes.<br /><br />In cases where licences have already been prepaid 12 months in advance, an additional 12 months credit will be added to the license at the next due date.<br /><br />The ACT Government will also waive all government leased taxi plate fees, including wheelchair accessible taxis to help support this vital service.<br /><br />This initiative will help to keep taxis on the road.
ACT: Commercial general rates rebate<p>
Commercial property owners with an Average Unimproved Value of $2 million or less on their property are eligible for a rebate on their commercial rates fixed charge.
Commercial rate payers will receive a credit of $2,622 (equivalent to the annual fixed charge) to their 2019-20 general rates, in quarter four. This will be applied automatically.
Commercial property owners will also not receive an increase on their 2020-21 Fire and Emergency Services Levy.
ACT: Electricity rebatesSmall business owners with electricity usage below 100 megawatts per year will see rebates of $750 automatically applied to their next electricity bill in around June or July 2020.<br /><br />The rebate will apply regardless of whether customers are on standing or market offers.
ACT: Payroll tax deferralAll ACT businesses with Group Australia-wide wages of up to $10 million can defer their 2020-21 payroll tax, interest free until 1 July 2022.<br /><br />Businesses will need to complete a simple online application form (which will be available soon on the ACT Revenue Office website at: www.revenue.act.gov.au) to confirm their eligibility.<br /><br />For those who lodge their payroll tax assessment monthly, deferral can commence for their July 2020 payroll tax liability, which is usually payable by 7 August.<br /><br />For those who lodge their payroll tax assessment annually, they can defer payment of their full 2020-21 payroll tax liability, which is usually payable in July 2021.
ACT: Payroll tax waiverHospitality (cafes, pubs, hotels, clubs and restaurants), creative arts and entertainment industries will receive a six-month waiver of payroll tax from March to August 2020.<br /><br />For those who lodge their payroll tax return monthly, the first waiver will be applied to the March payroll tax return, which is usually payable by 7 April.<br /><br />For those who lodge their payroll tax return annually, the waiver will be applied to their account when their return is received at the end of the 2019-20 financial year.
ACT: Waiver of food business registration, outdoor dining and liquor licensing fees<p>
Licenced venues will receive a 12-month waiver of their food business registration and on-licence liquor licencing fees from 1 April 2020 and outdoor dining fees for 2020-2021 will be waived.
In cases where food business registration has been prepaid for more than one year in advance, an additional 12 months will be added to the license.