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 Consultation
Council Tax Support helps people on a low income by reducing the amount of Council Tax they have to pay. We’ve reviewed our current scheme and are proposing to make some changes from April 2017.
Consultation on these proposals ended on 16th October 2016. A draft report will be presented to Councillors at November’s full Council meeting to put forward the result of the consultation.
Background information and supporting documents for the proposed scheme are still available to view on the Council Tax Support Scheme Consultation webpage.
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