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Council Tax

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Me and my boyfriend are moving into a flat for the first time that has the council tax band A.
I am a student (I'm 17 still for a few months) but he is 22.

What happens in this scenario?...do I pay council tax as well or is there some sort of discount?
He will be working, but he's yet to find a job in Scotland as he currently lives in England.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i *think* if youre a student, youre exempt, so your partner would get a single persons discount
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you're a full time student living with a non-student, you will receive a 25% discount on your council tax bill for the property as long as you remain a student. The council usually require you to fill in a form and send off some proof of your student status in order to get the dicsount.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks, that's good news :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Me and my boyfriend are moving into a flat for the first time that has the council tax band A.
    I am a student (I'm 17 still for a few months) but he is 22.

    What happens in this scenario?...do I pay council tax as well or is there some sort of discount?
    He will be working, but he's yet to find a job in Scotland as he currently lives in England.



    There has never been discount in tax payment.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    garfield2 wrote: »
    There has never been discount in tax payment.

    Yes there is, as already said she will get 25% off for being a student, and you also get 25% off if it's single occupancy.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    And about council tax, just phone your local tax office, they can send you a form or you can collect one and apply for housing benifet and/or council tax benifit, its all in the same form (it is in Greenwich)

    You may be surprised and get help with your rent also :chin:
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