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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: I am moving and my property will be empty and unfurnished until I can sell it, will there be any exemption under the new proposals?

Answer: The changes to the legislation abolish the 100 per cent exemption and gives Local Authorities discretion to award a discount. The Isle of Wight Council determined that a discount of 100 per cent from the date the property becomes empty and unfurnished will apply for a maximum of 3 months. After 3 months the full council tax charge is payable.

If the property remains empty and unfurnished for two years a 50 per cent premium will be levied in accordance with the government's legislation and Isle of Wight Council's policy therefore, increasing the council tax charge to 150 per cent.

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