If you've recently told us about a change in your circumstances which may affect the amount of your Council Tax bill:
- This is the time of year that we calculate all the new Council Tax bills for 2017/18. So if you notify us about any changes between 25th February and 31st March; we’ll update the details on our system but we won't be able to send you a revised Council Tax bill straight away.
- This also means that your annual bill (dated 9th March 2017) will not reflect the change/s that you’ve told us about. You don’t need to contact us about this again, as we’ll send you a revised bill as soon as we can after 31st March 2017.
Council Tax is a property based tax payable on domestic (residential) homes. It is a local tax set by councils to help pay for local services, such as schools, libraries, and rubbish collections. The amount you have to pay is based on the value of the property and who lives there.
Follow the links below for more information about Council Tax…
Easy online payments and other ways to pay your Council Tax bill.
How your Council Tax is worked out, valuation bands (including how to make a free appeal if you think your home is in the wrong band), completion notices and current charges.
Find out if you could reduce the amount of Council Tax you have to pay.
Use our online forms to let us know if you or your tenants are moving into, within, or out of the B&NES area.
Full time students may be exempt from paying Council Tax – find out how to claim your exemption.
Advice if you are having trouble paying your Council Tax, and what happens if you’ve missed a payment.
Council Tax Support Scheme - changes from April 2017
From 1st April 2017, new Council Tax Support Scheme rules will apply to claimants who are on Universal Credit. Find out more about the changes by visiting Council Tax Support Scheme – changes from April 2017.
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