Advice & Guidance

Advice and Guidance for Benefits and Council Tax

Find out more from the links below.

Ways to pay your Council Tax

Find out more about how to pay your Council Tax

How to appeal against your Council Tax Band.

If you are unhappy with a decision we have made or if you believe you should not be liable to pay Council Tax, you are entitled to appeal. All appeals against Council Tax bands should be in writing and directed to the The Valuation Office.

Council tax valuation bands

You can view all council tax valuation bands for the district, to give you an idea on how much you need to pay.

Council Tax Reductions, Exemptions and Discounts

Information on all the significant changes

Council Tax Penalties

Information regarding Council Tax Penalties

Council Tax Liability

Who will be liable to pay Council Tax for your property

How is Council Tax collected?

Where your Council Tax money goes and how we collect it.

Received a Reminder, Final or Summons Notice?

Council Tax Reminders, Finals & Summons notices explained.

Debt Passed to Enforcement Agent

South Somerset District Council currently uses Ross and Roberts Limited to act on its behalf to collect both Council Tax and Business Rates following the issue of a liability order. Read more on how this process works.

Discretionary Reduction in Liability Policy

Section 13A 1c of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, provides the Council with additional discretionary powers to enable it to reduce the council tax liability where statutory discounts, exemptions and reductions do not apply.