Council Tax Exemption??

Watch
MusicPanda
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
So I'm currently a student living in a flat and I got a letter, asking to pay council tax but they know I'm a student - like there's a student discount on the letter. Is that a thing? I do work and have just switched contracts to lower hours so would that be why they're asking me to pay council tax?
0
reply
martin7
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
(Original post by MusicPanda)
So I'm currently a student living in a flat and I got a letter, asking to pay council tax but they know I'm a student - like there's a student discount on the letter. Is that a thing? I do work and have just switched contracts to lower hours so would that be why they're asking me to pay council tax?
If you count as a full-time student, then you don't pay council tax.

If you've only just become a student, it's possible that the discount is being applied only for the period that you're a student, and that there's a previous period when you weren't a student (and hence weren't exempt). As I understand it, you don't count as a student for the period between leaving school/college and starting at university.

If you post a copy of the council tax bill, with all identifying information blanked out, we might be able to interpret it.
0
reply
MusicPanda
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#3
(Original post by martin7)
If you count as a full-time student, then you don't pay council tax.

If you've only just become a student, it's possible that the discount is being applied only for the period that you're a student, and that there's a previous period when you weren't a student (and hence weren't exempt). As I understand it, you don't count as a student for the period between leaving school/college and starting at university.

If you post a copy of the council tax bill, with all identifying information blanked out, we might be able to interpret it.
Well I graduated from my undergrad 2 years ago but have been living with my parents so I personally haven't been paying council tax and now I've just moved out and started my masters. It wants me to pay around £15 for 6 months so it is a significant discount but idk why it's a discount and not an exemption. Would a part time job have anything to do with it?
0
reply
martin7
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 month ago
#4
(Original post by MusicPanda)
Well I graduated from my undergrad 2 years ago but have been living with my parents so I personally haven't been paying council tax and now I've just moved out and started my masters. It wants me to pay around £15 for 6 months so it is a significant discount but idk why it's a discount and not an exemption. Would a part time job have anything to do with it?
Your job isn't relevant -- from an exemption point of view, you're either a full-time student or you're not.

If it's asking for £15 for six months, it sounds like it's the council tax for a few days. Is this as simple as you having moved in a few days before your course begins, so for those few days you're not a student and are liable to pay the council tax?
0
reply
MusicPanda
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#5
(Original post by martin7)
Your job isn't relevant -- from an exemption point of view, you're either a full-time student or you're not.

If it's asking for £15 for six months, it sounds like it's the council tax for a few days. Is this as simple as you having moved in a few days before your course begins, so for those few days you're not a student and are liable to pay the council tax?
Ah okay that makes sense. Thanks
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Has your education been disrupted this academic year due to the pandemic?

Yes (124)
86.71%
No (19)
13.29%

Watched Threads

View All