Council Tax

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Council Tax

From 1 April 2018 if your property is unoccupied and unfurnished, you still have to pay Council Tax at the full rate. No discount is available. For further information see our Empty Property Page.

For general information, contact details, relevant forms and information on how to pay your Council Tax.

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Council Tax is a tax based on property but with a personal element. Properties are placed in one of eight Valuation Bands which decides the level of tax payable, but this can be reduced depending on whether a discount or exemption is applicable.

Annual Council Tax bills are issued at the end of March each year, for the financial year starting on 1 April. Where the liability for Council Tax does not cover a full financial year, for example, where a person moves into a property during the year, the amount of tax payable will be adjusted on a daily basis, by dividing the yearly amount by 365 (or 366) and multiplying the result by the number of days of liability in the financial year.

Single Person Discount Review 2018

Councils across East Sussex are joining forces to conduct a review of how many people may be incorrectly claiming a Single Person Discount on their Council Tax. This will help keep Council Tax as low as possible for all Council Tax payers. Find out more about Single Person Discount Review 2018

Council Tax 2018/19

Details of the Council Tax charge for 2018/19 and how it's made up. Find out more about Council Tax 2018/19
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Pay Council Tax

Details on how you can pay your council tax. Find out more about Pay Council Tax
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Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction has replaced Council Tax Benefit. It provides help towards paying your Council Tax Find out more about Council Tax Reduction
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Valuation bands and appeals

Find out the council tax band for your property and how to appeal if you think it's too high. Find out more about Valuation bands and appeals
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Problems paying

This page explains what happens if Council Tax is not paid on time. Find out more about Problems paying
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Change of address

For information on how to inform the Council Tax department of your move. Find out more about Change of address
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Council Tax forms

A range of forms including applications for discounts and exemptions. Find out more about Council Tax forms
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