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Council Tax: Single person discount

A full Council Tax bill is calculated on the basis that there are at least two people (aged 18 or over) living in your home.  If you are the only adult living in the property you can apply for a single person discount to reduce your Council Tax bill.
 

Eligibility

If you can answer yes to either of the following two questions then you may be entitled to single person discount to reduce your bill by 25%.

  • Do you share you home with your children who are under the age of 18 years?
  • Are the only adult (over 18 years) living in the household?
     

Claim a discount

Claim single person discount.

If you are claiming a discount because someone has left your home we will need to know where they have moved to. This will help us check your claim.

Please be aware that generally you will not be entitled to single person discount if someone has left your home for a short period of time, or intends to return in the future.

You can also email us to claim: council.tax@sheffield.gov.uk.
 

Appeals

Appeal against our decision.
 

Cancel your discount

Cancel your single person discount.

If you are already receiving a discount and another adult moves into the household you must notify us within 21 days, clearly stating the date this change took place.

You can also email us to cancel your claim: council.tax@sheffield.gov.uk
 

Other discounts

You may be able to claim a 25% reduction if you live with another person 18 years old or over. 

This applies if either you or the other person over the age of 18 years is not counted for Council Tax purposes, for example if you are living with a full time student.  About other discounts.
 

  • Modified: Mar 12, 2014 10:17:09 AM