What is council tax

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Every home in England and Wales is subject to monthly council tax payments. If you own or rent a property, the person listed as living at the property (i.e. the bill payer) needs to pay this tax.

Find your local Council here.

To work out your council tax click here.

Certain people can apply for discounts and reductions with their council tax payment. These discounts and reductions can be granted if certain conditions are met, they are not based on income.  To apply for a council tax discount click here.

In some cases, a property is exempt from Council Tax because it may be empty, is having building works carried out or it could be your second home.  This means you do not have to pay anything for the time it qualifies for exemption. For a list of all the exemptions and how to apply can be found here.