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Council Tax

Service Description: Council Tax is a tax on domestic property collected by your local council. The council tax provides approximately 20% of the council’s gross budget and is a vital element in raising revenue which contributes towards the provision of services to residents.

Also known as:- About Council Tax, Council Tax Discounts, Council Tax Exemptions, Council Tax Reductions, Holiday Homes, Reductions, Second Homes

Your FAQ

Question: How can I pay the Council Tax?

Answer: There are a number of ways in which you can pay your council tax.

•Direct Debit is the easiest way and there is now an option to pay this over 12 months instead of 10 which needs to be requested in writing.

•You can also take your council tax bill to any Paypoint outlet or Post Office where the barcode on the bill can be scanned and the necessary payment made.

•You can also pay your Council Tax on line through iwight.com and via 24 hour telephone automated payment system on 0207 1381970. The payment line is open seven days a week

•You will need to telephone the council tax team on (01983) 823901 8.00am to 6pm Monday to Friday if you would like a card to use at the post office, or if you want to set up a Direct Debit.

•Libraries - You can make your payments at Ryde, Freshwater, Cowes, Sandown, Ventnor and Newport Library using their self service kiosk. All you need is your account reference number and your debit or credit card. Select the ‘My Community’ option on the kiosk, input your account reference number and enter the payment amount using your debit or credit card.
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