How is Council Tax paid?

You will receive an annual bill in March once a year stating how much needs to be paid. You can however spread the cost of your bill by paying weekly, or monthly instalments. Although council tax bills often show payments over 10 months, if asked, your local authority must let you pay over a 12 month period.

Usually, the 'liable' person is responsible to pay the council tax. If a person is below 18 years of age then they are not classed as liable and so don't have the responsibility of paying. If you are a couple living together then you are both jointly liable. This applies whether the couple is married, cohabiting or in a civil partnership.

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