What is Council Tax? Where can I find information about my Council Tax Bill?
Council Tax is a local tax, which helps pay for the services the Council provides, such as education, social services and refuse collection and provides funding for the Police and Fire Brigade. Council Tax is billed annually, usually collected in 10 monthly instalments.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to Council Tax Benefit. This Benefit helps people on a low income pay their Council Tax bill.
Council Tax Benefit does not cover any water or waste water charges which you are due to pay along with your Council Tax.
If you live in the undernoted areas please click the links for further information on how Council Tax is administered in these areas, entitlement to benefits etc. and contact details
West Lothian Council, Falkirk Council , Stirling Council, Inverclyde Council
What is a Summary Warrant?
I did not receive a formal summons intimating that I was being taken to court for Council Tax Arrears?
Why is 10% added to the debt?
What happens if I cannot make full payment?
How can I pay?
I am due Council Tax Benefit that has not yet been applied to my account.
Does anything have to happen before diligence is executed under a Summary Warrant?
I am on a low income or have multiple debts and cannot afford to pay.
What is diligence?
Diligence is the procedure for enforcing a decree or court order.
What diligences are available to a Sheriff Officer?
Are there any other actions that can be taken outwith these diligences?
What diligence fees are added to my account?
My earnings are already being arrested. I cannot afford a further arrestment on my earnings.
I did not receive an intimation copy of the earnings arrestment schedule.
All the funds have been arrested in my bank account. What should I do?
My benefits have been arrested in my bank account?
I have received intimation of an application for an Exceptional Attachment Order.