Council Tax

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Council Tax

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

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With effect from 13th January 2018 there will be no surcharge for credit card payments. Please note that due to a delay in the updating of our payment systems the 2% will be still taken from credit card payments until at least 22nd January 2018, however this surcharge will be refunded directly to your card as soon as possible (normally within 24hrs). There is no need for you to contact us to arrange this. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

Council Tax 2017/18

Details of the Council Tax charge for 2017/18 and how it's made up. Find out more about Council Tax 2017/18
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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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Council Tax forms

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

On this page you will find details of how to contact us regarding Council Tax. Find out more about Contact Council Tax
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