Find out more about Council Tax from the sections shown below:
Council Tax is charged on all domestic properties. The money collected goes towards paying for local services such as education, policing and rubbish collections. For a full breakdown of what is collected and where it goes click on the links below.
To calculate your Council Tax, you need to know three things:
It is usually one person over 18 years old (the liable person) who pays Council Tax. Couples living together are jointly responsible, you can have one name or both your names added to the bill to reflect this. For a full list of who is liable for Council Tax see: Citizens Advice Bureau 'Who has to pay Council Tax'
For a guide to what makes up your Council Tax bill, visit: Anglia Revenues Partnership – Understanding your Council Tax bill
You can pay your Council Tax over ten months: pay now
A full Council Tax bill is based upon two adults living in a domestic property. Some people are 'disregarded' or not counted as adults for Council Tax purposes (for example if they are full time students.) For more details of Council Tax discounts and exemptions visit: Discounts and exemptions
If you are having problems meeting the cost of your Council Tax bill, contact us You can choose to spread the cost over 12 months instead of ten. Or, if you are on a low income, you could qualify for Council Tax reduction.
You will need to let the council know when you move in or out of your house. Complete our online form to report a change in address, visit: Anglia Revenues Partnership – change of address
Anglia Revenues Partnership (ARP) administrates and collects Council Tax and business rates for a number of councils including Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council.