What is Council Tax and Who Needs to Pay it

Council tax refers to a local tax charged by councils for the services they offer. They use the collected money to maintain roads and street lighting, clean the road, and collect the rubbish. To find out who needs to pay council tax for their property, visit newlineconstruction.co.uk, where you will find a hierarchy of responsibility list.

It will show responsible for paying the council tax, including resident freeholder, resident leaseholder, resident tenant, and resident licensee. The amount of council tax you need to pay depends on at least two grown people in a home. If you live in your property without other adults, you can enjoy a 25 percent reduced council tax on your property. If you earn a low income, you may apply for a council tax reduction to help with your council tax. 

You will usually have to pay a council tax if you are 18 or over and have a house in ownership or rent. As mentioned earlier, two adults living together in a property, such as spouses or partners, are responsible for paying the duty. You will get a 25% off your council tax if you live on your own or have no adult else is in your property. Similarly, you can get a fifty percent discount if nobody lives in your home, including you, is counted as an adult. 

However, you can save on the council tax if everyone on your property, including you, is a full-time student. Councils do not count individuals as an adult who is under 18 or people on some apprentice schemes. Individuals who are 18 or 19 and full-time students or studying in college or university do not need to pay council tax. Diplomats or foreign language assistants with the British Council registration are exempted from paying the council tax.