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Council Tax and Parish Charges 2020/21

The majority of dwellings are subject to Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented. It is an important part of the financing of Local Government and other local services.

The hierarchy of liability for Council Tax is:

  1. A resident owner – occupier who either owns either the leasehold or the freehold of the property
  2. A resident tenant
  3. A resident who lives at the property and who is a licensee (they have permission to live there)
  4. Any resident living at the property (possibly a squatter)
  5. An owner of the property where no one is resident

The person at the top or nearest to the top of the hierarchy list is the liable person for Council Tax.

Your Council Tax goes towards the cost of services provided by the District Council, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner and your local Parish/Town Council. We collect all the charges and then pass the required amounts to the other services.

The money raised by Council Tax is used to make up the difference between the money we get from central Government and the money we need to deliver all of the services needed by you.

Council Tax was brought into effect on 1 April 1993 and is governed by legislation. It is an annual tax based on the value of your property and assumes that two people live in the property. The bill is not increased if more than two people live in the household, but if only one lives there, the bill is reduced by 25%

 

Babergh Council Tax Information 2020/21

A guide to your Council Tax bill

A guide to your Council Tax eBill

Frequently asked questions 

Parish Charges by Band 

Parish Precepts 

Financial Information  

Leaders Statement  

 

Mid Suffolk Council Tax Information 2020/21

A guide to your Council Tax bill

A guide to your Council Tax eBill  

Frequently asked questions 

Parish Charges by Band 

Parish Precepts  

Financial Information 

Leaders Statement  

 

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner

 

Council Tax eBill information 

For further information on Council Tax and all explanatory notes for your eBill see Council Tax eBill information

 

 

 

Babergh Council Tax Information 2019/20

A guide to your Council Tax bill

A guide to your Council Tax eBill

Frequently asked questions

Parish Charges by Band  

Parish Precepts  

Financial Information

Leaders Statement 

 

Mid Suffolk Council Tax Information 2019/20

A guide to your Council Tax bill

A guide to your Council Tax eBill

Frequently asked questions

Parish Charges by Band

Parish Precepts  

Financial Information

Leaders Statement