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COUNCIL TAX FREE MONTHS

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pink-ka6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
I THOUGHT FEBRUARY AND MARCH IT WAS FREE, BUT MY ONLINE BANKING IS SHOWING THAT THE PAYMENTS GOING OUT MONDAY, DOES ANYONE KNOW HAVE THEY CHANGED THE MONTHS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THANKS
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pink-ka6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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holly100#1
i thought it was march april - start again in may??
kippy#2
no idea - but will be watching this closely. didnt know about the tax free months - does this apply to london?
pink-ka#3
i think it might be different months depending on where you live, im sure last year it was february and march , will have to try and dig out the council tax bill and find out,.
Mijooly#4
I always thought it was feb and march too, can you ring/email the council?
dmissy13#5
feb and march for me

no idea - but will be watching this closely. didnt know about the tax free months - does this apply to london?


it did when i lived in london 10 years ago, its not free as such its just the direct debit amount is the total devided by 10 and only make 10 payments a year
loobie#6
Feb and March for me too!
wolf359#7
feb and march for me as well
jamstaruk1972#8
pink-ka
i think it might be different months depending on where you live, im sure last year it was february and march , will have to try and dig out the council tax bill and find out,.



your right it does depend on where you live
Predikuesi#9
February and March are the usual so-called free months. I always pay online rather than through Direct Debit because I like to be in control :)
The Fox#10
my payment 'free' months are February & March but don't forget you probably pay by direct debit, therefore you give authority for the Council to take payment each month therefore your bank is expecting a payment to go out. In practice the council have to ask your bank for payment and obviously for these 2 months that will not happen, then in April it will kick in again.
Don't forget these are not really free months, because you have paid the years council tax in 10 months there is no more to pay!
Angelstar#11
The Fox
my payment 'free' months are February & March but don't forget you probably pay by direct debit, therefore you give authority for the Council to take payment each month therefore your bank is expecting a payment to go out. In practice the council have to ask your bank for payment and obviously for these 2 months that will not happen, then in April it will kick in again.
Don't forget these are not really free months, because you have paid the years council tax in 10 months there is no more to pay!


i agree it's worth checking with your bank x x :thumbsup:
Shelby25#12
Some Councils spread the payment over 12 months rather than 10
kassy2005#13
Feb and March free for me
choc1969#14
Predikuesi;4300934
February and March are the usual so-called free months. I always pay online rather than through Direct Debit because I like to be in control :)


Ditto as my council are thieving scum at the best of times :x
dave_lunt2#15
mine went out this Feb, when we moved in we our first payment was May so we end up have March & April off. I did phone and check and the woman at the council said it was a little strange but happens time to time. I checked back through my statements and Feb was was 10th payment since last May so shouldn't be paying the next two. I'd recommend going thorugh your previous statements
shibi din 1 Like #16
These are not "free" months. The whole year's amount is being paid over 10 months.
What I usually do is set up a Standing Order online. That way you state what the first and last payment dates are and there are no "accidental" payments (which can possibly happen with DDs). :thumbsup:
JACK10#17
LB of Lewisham calculates the year over 10 months. I'll get an invoice in March stating the new payments from April.
Winkie#18
Yeah Feb & March for me too but I always ring up and defer Nov & Dec payments till Feb and March so I Have a bit of extra cash for xmas.;-)
Shelby25#19
Winkie
Yeah Feb & March for me too but I always ring up and defer Nov & Dec payments till Feb and March so I Have a bit of extra cash for xmas.;-)


What a nice Coucil you have. Mine sent me to court when I forget to pay then on time for the second time in the year.
I once asked to defer Dec payment and was told that my income covers life expenses and CT is one of them. Cheeky b*stards
oldmankensey#20
North Lanarkshire here, feb and march also :)

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