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Not paying Council Tax on time

Your Council Tax bill is usually paid over ten monthly instalments.  The date by which you must pay each of your instalments is known as the due date and is shown on your bill.

You must pay your Council Tax on or before the due date shown on your bill. If we bo not receive your Council Tax payment by the the due date we will take recovery action

Difficulty Paying

If you have difficulty paying your bill we may be able to help you.  For example we can recommend a more suitable payment method, change the date of your payment or give you advice on claiming benefits or allowances that you may be entitled to.

To allow us to help you, please contact us at the earliest opportunity.
 

Changes in Your Circumstances

Changes to your circumstances may affect the amount of Council Tax that you pay and the number of instalments.  For example, if you are moving home, you will be sent a revised bill for your old address for charges up to the date you left.  This is payable in one instalment within 14 days of us issuing your bill.

If your new home is within the Sheffield area, you will receive a new Council Tax bill from the date you moved in to the end of the financial year (31st March).  This bill will be payable by monthly instalments, but the number of instalments you will be allowed will depend on the number of months left in the instalment scheme (up to January). 

Bills and Notices

If you receive any correspondence (including letters, text messages and emails) from us about non-payment of your Council Tax, do not ignore it!  If you do it may result in further action being taken with additional costs being incurred. 

Please visit Advice Sheffield for independent advice on debt problems.

  • Modified: Jan 31, 2014 2:09:43 PM