This section provides information on:
- how to claim a council tax reduction
- managing your council tax account online
- how to pay your council tax
- council tax bands and charges
- how your council tax is used
- how to claim help paying your council tax
Council tax is charged for all properties which are classed as being for domestic use. Business properties will be charged National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR or business rates). More Information on business rates can be found on the business rates page
If you're in receipt of a council tax discount and your circumstances change (eg your income increases, a child living at home turns 18), you must let us know immediately. If you don't, you could be committing council tax evasion. You can let us know by contacting us.
Message to Residents regarding the upcoming Single Persons Discount review
Aylesbury Vale District Council are currently undergoing a review of all residents in receipt of a single occupiers discount, any occupier who resides alone is entitled to claim a 25% discount in respect of their Council Tax.
Whilst we are aware that most residents are claiming the discount appropriately there are, however, a minority who are attempting to defraud the system. These residents may not have reported a change in their circumstances and are receiving the discount when they are no longer entitled to it. The Single Person Discount Review is a scheme used to detect those who are claiming a discount that they are no longer eligible for.
We will shortly be sending those residents receiving Single Person Discount a letter asking for them to explain their current circumstances. Not only will this be a way of keeping our records up to date it will also be a way of allowing our residents to notify us if there has been a change in their circumstances.
Please note: If you receive a review letter and do not respond within 14 days, you will have your Single Person Discount removed and further investigations may be undertaken. In circumstances where fraud has occurred, a penalty of £70.00 may be imposed.
Aylesbury Vale District Council is dedicated to protecting the public purse and detecting fraud. We take Council Tax Fraud very seriously so we are very pro-active in confirming all entitlements to discounts. We would like to thank our residents for their on-going cooperation throughout this review.