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    Okay I have no clue on anything to do with tax so sorry for my zero knowledge in this area. (I am over 18.)

    So I moved out of my family home last month and moved in with my boyfriend's family. I used to give my mum £50 towards tax, but don't know if this was just generally towards helping pay the tax or if me living there caused tax to go up? When I moved out my mum rang up and told them I didn't live there anymore.

    So is this now on my boyfriend's family to declare that I am living with them? And will this make their tax go up? If it does, how much? I have no idea how to go about any of this.
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    It's nothing to do with 'tax' - you pay tax to the taxman (HMRC), not to individuals. Your mum was probably claiming a benefit like Working Tax Credits, and lost money by having you live at home, and so you were paying £50 to make up the amount she lost. I don't know the details of WTC, but I don't suppose the same wil apply.
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    (Original post by jig2)
    Okay I have no clue on anything to do with tax so sorry for my zero knowledge in this area. (I am over 18.)

    So I moved out of my family home last month and moved in with my boyfriend's family. I used to give my mum £50 towards tax, but don't know if this was just generally towards helping pay the tax or if me living there caused tax to go up? When I moved out my mum rang up and told them I didn't live there anymore.

    So is this now on my boyfriend's family to declare that I am living with them? And will this make their tax go up? If it does, how much? I have no idea how to go about any of this.
    Which tax: council tax? Unless you are long-term resident with someone who was previously paying the single-person rate there's nothing extra to pay.

    If your mum is a "single-person" she will now pay a lower rate.
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    Which tax: council tax? Unless you are long-term resident with someone who was previously paying the single-person rate there's nothing extra to pay.

    If your mum is a "single-person" she will now pay a lower rate.
    Yes, council tax! Sorry should have mentioned that.

    Ah, yes she was. That makes sense. I am moving into a home where there are two adults who own the house so guessing then their council tax will not go up with me living there? I still need to declare I live there though don't I?
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    (Original post by jig2)
    Yes, council tax! Sorry should have mentioned that.
    So my comment applies.

    Your bf's family won't have any extra to pay. It's a tax on the value of the property, not the number of people living there (assuming it's 2 or more adults).

    And no afaik you don't need to declare anything. But if you are unsure check with the local council.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    So my comment applies.

    Your bf's family won't have any extra to pay. It's a tax on the value of the property, not the number of people living there (assuming it's 2 or more adults).

    And no afaik you don't need to declare anything. But if you are unsure check with the local council.
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    (Original post by jig2)
    Yes, council tax! Sorry should have mentioned that.

    Ah, yes she was. That makes sense. I am moving into a home where there are two adults who own the house so guessing then their council tax will not go up with me living there? I still need to declare I live there though don't I?
    Just to expand on previous answers, you don't have to declare to the council you live there I don't think, but you will want to register on the voters register at your new address.
 
 
 
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