Council tax bills - payment and discounts
Archived news: published on Wednesday 14 Mar 2018 by Fife Council
Council tax bills are appearing in online accounts and dropping through letter boxes across Fife this week.
Council tax in Fife will increase by 3% for bands A- H. This means the charge for a band D property will increase from £1,151.54 annually to £1,186.09.
Increasing council tax will contribute an extra £4.17m towards the cost of providing local services.
Les Robertson, Head of Revenue and Commercial Services stressed it’s vital that council tax bills are paid on time and that there is help available for those who need it.
“If anyone is having difficulty paying their council tax, they should contact us as soon as possible,” he said. “We can discuss reductions and discounts that people may be eligible for, set up payment plans for anyone who’s fallen into arrears, and signpost people to a range of external money advice services.
“Remember, the easiest and most efficient way to pay your council tax is by setting up a direct debit. And you can choose to spread the cost over 12 months instead of 10.”
To set up or change a direct debit visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/ctaxddform
Council tax reduction is a means tested entitlement based on household income, circumstances, savings and investments. This has to be applied for separately to Universal Credit.
If there is only one adult living in a property they may claim a 25% discount on their council tax bill. There are also a range of discounts available if someone in the household is substantially and permanently disabled, severely mentally impaired, including people with dementia and their carers - or a student. For more information and to apply for a reduction visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/ctaxcharges
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 39 32 Contact Les Robertson online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT