Understanding Your Council Tax Bill

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  1. This is your account number - you will need to quote this in any correspondence.
  2. This is the date the bill was issued.
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  1. This is the name and address of the person registered to pay Council Tax.
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  1. This is the address that the Council Tax bill is for as this may be different to the postal address.
  2. This is your property reference - the unique number that identifies the property.
  3. This is the valuation band the Valuation Office Agency have given the property.
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  1. This area shows the amount collected for the county council, police authority, district council and town or parish council.
  2. This is the total charged for the year and the overall % change.
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  1. This tells you the period the bill is for.
  2. This area tells you of any reductions that have been applied to your account. This will show discounts, reductions, disregards or reliefs that may have been applied.
  3. This shows the amount you have to pay once any reductions have been taken into account.
  4. This shows any payments that have been recieved in respect of this bill period.
  5. This is the total amount due to be paid once all reductions and payments received have been taken into account.
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  1. You can pay over the telephone using the automated payment line, the number for your council will be on your bill.
  2. This is the telephone number to call if you have an enquiry regarding your bill, the number for your council will be on your bill.
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  1. This is the address to send an email if you have an enquiry about your bill.
  2. This is the postal address to use when sending any correspondence about your bill.
  3. Additional useful contact numbers, the telephone numbers relevant to your authority are on your bill.
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  1. This shows the payment method you have chosen to pay your bill.
  2. This details the amounts to be paid and the dates they are due.
  3. This shows any amounts outstanding on the account for other periods of liabillity. Please note that if you have paid any outstanding amounts since the date this bill was issued, there is no need to take any action.
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  1. This is your personal barcode which identifies this bill. You will need to show this when paying your bill at shops or post offices displaying the PayPoint sign.
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