Council Tax is set by the council to help pay for the services provided in your area. Council Tax is the current form of local taxation for domestic properties which local authorities use to raise money to pay for around 20% of the cost of local services such as Education, Social Services, Refuse Collection and so on.
Your Council Tax bill is made up of three parts.
- County Council charge.
- Community Council charge.
- Dyfed Powys Police Authority charge.
Your bill will show how much of the charge is due to the three parties. The Council sets the charge at Band D level dwellings, but the amount for properties in other bands will be higher or lower according to the following ratios.
You can find the council tax valuation band for your property by visiting the gov.uk website. Please note, however, that the valuation band can be reassessed by the Valuation Office in certain circumstances e.g. if it is decided that the last assessment was incorrect or if there has been a material increase in the value of a property and the property is then sold or leased for 7 years, or more.
The current annual charge for a property will depend on the valuation band which has been assessed and the community in which the property is situated. The full Council Tax bill assumes that there are two adults living at your property. However you may be eligible for a discount or exemption.
How to pay
Your council tax is paid in 10 monthly instalments from April, unless you have asked to pay over 12 instalments. Payments are due on or before the 15th of each month unless you have chosen to pay by Direct Debit.
If you become liable for Council Tax during the year then your instalments will be adjusted according to the number of payment dates remaining. The easiest and most convenient way to pay is by Direct debit.
- You can choose from 3 payment dates - 5th, 15th or 28th of each month.
- Setting up a Direct Debit is simple and free, and you can cancel them at any time by writing to your bank or building society.
- You don't have to renew your Direct Debit each year.
- Direct Debit is guaranteed by the banks and building societies involved, so if a mistake is made you will get a full and immediate refund.
You will be notified in writing of the amounts, dates and frequency of payments to be deducted from your account and of any changes 10 days in advance, to give you time to query them if necessary.
If the payment details change, there are no new forms to fill in. Simply sign one form and the changes you agree are made automatically.
You can set up your Direct Debit over the phone on 01267 228602. Alternatively you can print off the Direct Debit form, complete all sections and return to us at:
Council Tax, Ty Elwyn, Town Hall Square, Llanelli, SA15 3AP.
We also accept online payments or if you'd prefer call us on 01267 228686. You will need:
- account reference
- account name
- amount you wish to pay
We accept the following types of credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Switch, Solo, Visa Delta).
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