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    I've moved into a 1 bedroom flat and it falls into band A and I am expected to pay 122 a month for council tax. However as the sole tenant I am elegible for a 25 percent discount. So that means I am paying roughly 90 a month. Is that still too much to pay?
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    (Original post by JennyInTokyo)
    I've moved into a 1 bedroom flat and it falls into band A and I am expected to pay 122 a month for council tax. However as the sole tenant I am elegible for a 25 percent discount. So that means I am paying roughly 90 a month. Is that still too much to pay?
    You would need to look at the rates for your Local Authority, but 25% single persons discount is accurate.

    The big question that was unanswered is whether you are a student in full time education, because if you arem then you will be exempt.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    You would need to look at the rates for your Local Authority, but 25% single persons discount is accurate.

    The big question that was unanswered is whether you are a student in full time education, because if you arem then you will be exempt.
    No I graduated uni a year ago. It just seems like a lot of money even at 80-90 a month. I didn't think it would be that much; this is the first flat I'm living in.
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    (Original post by JennyInTokyo)
    No I graduated uni a year ago. It just seems like a lot of money even at 80-90 a month. I didn't think it would be that much; this is the first flat I'm living in.
    Look up your local authority just google council tax rates and whatever the name is of the LA.

    You cna check the amounts here, obviously divide by 12 and multiply by .75.

    http://www.mycounciltax.org.uk/content/index

    It would seem about right.
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    Council tax is often paid over ten months, not twelve, too.
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    (Original post by JennyInTokyo)
    No I graduated uni a year ago. It just seems like a lot of money even at 80-90 a month. I didn't think it would be that much; this is the first flat I'm living in.
    Welcome to the wonderful world of taxation. £80 - £90 is pretty high. We are band D and paying about £140 a month. Ho hum!
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    Welcome to the wonderful world of taxation. £80 - £90 is pretty high. We are band D and paying about £140 a month. Ho hum!
    Yeah that's what I thought! Gotta love the grown up world!
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    yeah council tax is just a lot of money to pay by yourself! remember you get two months off usually every year
 
 
 
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