What months do you not pay council tax?
February and March are the two months of the year when you don’t pay Council Tax.
Who is exempt from council tax?
The property must be occupied by a dependent relative who is defined as; a person aged 65 years or more, a person who is substantially and permanently disabled or severely mentally impaired for the purpose of council tax. This exemption came into effect from 1 April 1997.
Who is liable for council tax?
You’ll usually have to pay Council Tax if you’re 18 or over. A full Council Tax bill is based on at least 2 adults living in a home. Spouses and partners who live together are jointly responsible for paying the bill.
Who is exempt from council tax in Scotland?
Students. If you’re a student and live alone or share the rent with other students, you may be exempt from paying council tax. If you’re a student, but are sharing with someone who is not a student, you may be eligible for council tax reduction. Students living in halls of residence are exempt from paying council tax.
Do I pay Council Tax on an empty property?
You’ll usually have to pay Council Tax on an empty home, but your council can decide to give you a discount – the amount is up to them.
What happens if you don’t pay Council Tax?
If you ignore Council Tax arrears, it’s likely your council will take you to court quickly to get all the money at once. You’ll have to pay court costs and possibly bailiff fees as well as your debt, which can add hundreds of pounds to your bill. Council Tax arrears is a ‘priority debt’.