Council Tax discounts and exemptions
Council Tax discount
Exemptions and discounts are regularly reviewed.
Single person discount
If you live on your own in a property that is your main residence you are entitled to a 25 per cent reduction on the amount of Council Tax that you pay.apply for single person discount using MyAccount
When your circumstances change and you are no longer living on your own you will need to tell us.update your circumstances using MyAccount
Disability tax relief
If you, or a member of your household is disabled, you may qualify for Council Tax relief.
Modifying a property to accommodate the needs of a disabled person can change your property band. Modifications that affect your banding are:
- a second bathroom or kitchen required for meeting the needs of a disabled person
- a room set aside to provide facilities for a disabled person
- sufficient room for a disabled person to use their wheelchair indoors
Major repair discount
If an empty property is undergoing major repair work we may be able to apply a 50 per cent discount on your Council Tax for a maximum of 12 months.
To qualify, the property must be uninhabitable and require structural repair, such as to external or load bearing walls or to the roof.
You will need to provide proof of the repairs or construction work required, such as a surveyor’s or builder’s report.
If you are carrying out the works yourself you will need to provide estimates or invoices detailing the building materials used and photographs of the work that is required/taking place.
Works not considered to be structural repairs include:
- internal decoration
- replacing doors and windows
- plumbing and rewiring
- replacing/installing kitchens and bathrooms
- no services connected
To apply for the major repair discount, you should email n-somersetCTAX@liberata.com with details and proof.