The Jobs Action Plan is a key priority of the New South Wales (NSW) government. The plan provides NSW businesses with a payroll tax rebate when they employ new workers in new eligible employment.

The scheme has been extended by a further 4 years to 30 June 2019 and the rebate increased from $4,000 to $5,000 for new jobs created after 1 July 2013.

To be eligible for the scheme you must be registered as an employer and paying payroll tax in NSW.

As part of the Jobs Action Plan Rebate Scheme, the government has now added a new initiative called the Jobs Action Plan Rebate Scheme – Fresh Start Support for a new employee who was previously made redundant by their previous employer.

The new Fresh Start Support rebate is a one-off amount of $1,000 that can be claimed at the first anniversary of an eligible employee’s employment start date.

To be eligible for full rebate, the employment is to be  maintained for a period of at least 2 years and the services of the employee are performed wholly or mainly in NSW.

A new job is created if the number of your full-time equivalent (FTE) employees increases and that FTE is maintained over a 2 year period from the creation of the new position.

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