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The rules about paying council tax, which replaced the community charge (poll tax). Includes how your property is valued and who is entitled to discounts and exemptions.

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  • Council tax

    Information on council tax including valuation bands, discounts and reductions, how to pay, arrears and the appeals system.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Council Tax

    Check your current council tax band and find out how much you will pay. Includes information about how your property has been valued, how to appeal, when home improvements may increase your council tax banding, and arrangements for people with disabilities.

    From: Valuation Office Agency

  • Council Tax

    Links to a factsheet which explains the banding system for Council Tax for people over 60, exemptions and discounts, and who has to pay it. Also gives some brief information about claiming Council Tax Benefit.

    From: Age UK

  • Council tax appeals

    Information on what to do if If you think that the council has made a mistake with your council tax bill, and how you can ask the council to look at the bill again.

    From: Shelter

  • Council tax exemptions

    In certain circumstances you may not have to pay council tax. Read more about this to find out if you are eligible and how to arrange it with the council.

    From: Shelter

  • Council tax discounts

    You may be able to get a discount on your council tax bill if you live alone or with someone who is exempt from paying council tax. Find out more about getting a discount, with links to information on who is exempt.

    From: Shelter

  • Help with your council tax - council tax benefit

    Information on council tax benefit and second adult rebate including who can claim, how to claim, disputes, appeals and backdating.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Bailiffs and council tax

    Explains your rights if bailiffs come to your home to try and collect council tax arrears. It explains what you should do, what the bailiffs are allowed to do, and how to complain if a bailiff acts illegally.

    From: National Debtline

  • Council tax benefit

    A guide to claiming help with Council tax for people over 60. Gives examples to show how these benefits are calculated.

    From: Age Concern

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