Users' questions

Which months are Council Tax free?

Which months are Council Tax free?

February and March are the two months of the year when you don’t pay council tax. Find out if you’re eligible for a council tax break. If you pay your council tax in 10 instalments, then you can look forward to a break in your bill in February and March.

Do you pay Council Tax over 10 or 12 months?

Most councils allow you to choose to spread your Council Tax payments over 12 months instead of the usual ten. Just ask your council if they offer this option. Making the same payment every month might make it easier for you to budget. If you pay in 10 instalments you won’t pay any in February and March.

Is Council Tax only 10 months?

Most people pay their Council Tax over 10 months. This can bring a welcome injection of cash in February and March when no payments are taken. However, it’s easy for this extra cash to be eaten up by day-to-day spending if you don’t take some actions early.

What months do you not pay Council Tax South Lanarkshire?

Council Tax is collected monthly from April to January, with no payments due in February and March. Every year South Lanarkshire Council sees some people cancel their direct debits in February only to set up a new one in March for their April instalment.

Is it cheaper to pay council tax in full?

You could save up to 1.5 per cent off your Council tax bill if you pay early in one lump sum. Pay before 1 April and you will receive a 1.5 per cent discount on your Council tax.

Can you avoid council tax?

There are a number of reasons that you may be able to get a council tax discount. You can also get a discount if you live with someone who is not counted for council tax – these include full time students, those with severe mental impairments, those who had had a long stay in hospital and carers.

Can you pay your council tax in full?

Payment of council tax is usually by 10 monthly instalments from April to January, but you can choose to pay 12 instalments over a full year. You can also pay for the whole year at once or by two half-yearly instalments.