If you, or someone who lives with you needs a room, an extra bathroom or kitchen, extra space for a wheelchair to be used indoors you may be entitled to a reduced Council Tax bill. The bill may be reduced to that of a property in the band immediately below the band of your property. If your home is in band A, you may still be entitled to a reduction even though there is no lower band in the valuation list. These reductions ensure disabled people do not pay more tax because of space needed due to a disability.
The full Council Tax is based on 2 adults living in a property. If only 1 adult lives in the property the Council Tax may be reduced by 25%.
The following people do not count when deciding how many people live in your home:
A discount is no longer given for a property that requires or is undergoing major repair work to render it habitable, or is undergoing structural alteration.
Unoccupied properties no longer receive a discount from the date furniture is removed.
For properties which have been empty for more than 2 years and currently pay the full charge, a premium of 50% will be payable in addition.
Occupied properties are exempt in the following cases:
Unoccupied properties are exempt in the following cases:
Please contact Maidstone Borough Council immediately if your circumstances change. Someone leaving or joining your household or reaching their 18th birthday may affect any discounts you receive. You will need to advise the council of any discount you think you may be entitled to.
If you do not tell us about changes, you may have to pay a PENALTY OF £70.
If you have applied for Council Tax Support because you are on a low income and the amount you have been awarded does not meet your full Council Tax liability, you may be entitled to further assistance under Section 13A of the Council Tax regulations if you are experiencing exceptional hardship. If you wish to apply for assistance, please download a form from http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/benefits.
If you believe you are not liable for the Council Tax, or a discount should have been awarded, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will review your case.
In both of the circumstances above, the council will advise you how to appeal further if you are not satisfied with the outcome.
A detailed leaflet of how your Council Tax is calculated and how the Council Tax collected is distributed and spent, can be found at https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/counciltax
You can contact us by email at email@example.com.
To receive your council tax bill electronically rather than a paper version, visit https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/counciltax and sign up for paperless bills.
If you wish to pay your bill over 12 monthly instalments and don’t already do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to set up a Direct Debit, you can pay on either the 7th or 27th of each month. Please go to https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/counciltax
Sort code: 30-00-00
Account number: 02390027.
Please quote your Council Tax account reference number.
Please call the dedicated telephone number 01622 602544. This is a 24hr automated payment system
You can pay using the barcode on your Council Tax bill at any Post Office. Please note the Post Office will charge £2.60 per transaction.
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