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Council tax

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

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, in respect of the amount due for the year commencing 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.

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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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Valuation Bands and Appeals Each property has been allocated by the Valuation Office Agency to one of eight bands according to its open market capital value at 1st April 1991. The bands came into effect on 1st April 1993. Find out more about Valuation Bands and Appeals
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Council tax forms Forms to apply for disregards and exemptions. Find out more about Council tax forms
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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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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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