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Be aware – Council Tax banding scam

warning icon We have been made aware that some Crawley residents have received phone calls or emails advising of problems with their Council Tax banding. They have been asked for bank details in order to pay charges or apply for a refund.

We will never ask for bank details by email or phone in relation to Council Tax banding. We will always write to you. If you have any concerns please call us on 01293 438616.


Council Tax is the tax you pay on your domestic property to help finance the local services provided by:

Crawley Borough Council collects the Council Tax on behalf of all three organisations. We keep 12% to spend on Borough Council services. Sussex Police spend 10% and West Sussex County Council takes 78%.

Find out more about Council Finances and Council Tax

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Council Tax for 2016/17

Council Tax The amount you pay depends on which property band your property falls into and also the number of adults living in the property.

Discounts and reductions are available for people living on their own, for people with disabilities, for students and others.

The table below shows the tax for each organisation for all properties in Crawley from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017:

Your Council Tax demand shows the band that applies to your property.


BAND

A
£

B
£

C
£

D
£

Crawley BC

126.18

147.21

168.24

189.27

WSCC

789.77

921.39

1,053.02

1,184.65

WSCC adult social care*

15.49

18.08

20.66

23.24

Sussex Police

99.27

115.82

132.36

148.91

COUNCIL TAX for 2+ adults

1030.71

1202.50

1374.28

1,546.07

Change from last year

34.89

40.71

46.52

52.34

COUNCIL TAX for 1 adult

773.04

901.87

1030.71

1159.55


BAND

E
£

F
£

G
£

H
£

Crawley BC

231.33

273.39

315.45

378.54

WSCC

1,447.91

1,711.16

1,974.42

2,369.30

WSCC adult social care*

28.40

33.57

38.73

46.48

Sussex Police

182.00

215.09

248.18

297.82

COUNCIL TAX for 2+ adults

1889.64

2233.21

2576.78

3092.14

Change from last year

63.97

75.60

87.23

104.68

COUNCIL TAX for 1 adult

1417.23

1674.91

1932.58

2319.10

*West Sussex County Council’s council tax includes a new charge for adult social care services.

Information about the Council Tax

Council Tax Bands

The amount you pay depends on which property band your home falls into. Every house, bungalow, flat and maisonette has been allocated to one of eight bands by the Valuation Office Agency . These valuation bands are based on the property’s market value set at 1 April 1991.

The Valuation Bands are as follows:-

Valuation Band

Range of Values

Valuation Band

Range of Values

A

up to and including

£40,000

E

£88,001 - £120,000

B

£40,001 - £52,000

F

£120,001 - £160,000

C

£52,001 - £68,000

G

£160,001 - £320,000

D

£68,001 - £88,000

H

more than £320,000

To find out which band a property falls into visit: www.voa.gov.uk/council_tax

Alternatively, you can visit the Contact Centre in the Town Hall to view the register.

How to Pay

The bottom of your Council Tax demand shows the instalments due and your method of payment. Please note that all payments should be made by the due date of 1st of the month.

You can pay by Direct Debit, cash, cheque or debit/credit card via the internet or telephone. Click on the link below to sign up for a direct debit online:

For direct debit, choose a payment date of the 1st, 15th or 25th of the month.

See the Payments page for more on the options available to you.

How can you help us to prevent fraud?

Crawley Council's successful anti-fraud team now has a 24 hour free phone number so that residents can report council tax fraud. The free phone number is 0800 634 0180 or click to complete a Fraud Report form in total confidence.

Data Protection

Any information we hold about you in the Council Tax records will be used for the billing, collection and recovery of Council Tax and to enable the Council to carry out and perform its statutory duties. The Council is under a duty to protect funds it administers. In order to do this it may also share the information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administrating public funds for the prevention and detection of crime.

Links

(01293) 438616
(01293) 511803 taxation@crawley.gov.uk Click to email us
Revenue Services
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

Contact Us

tel: (01293) 438616

fax: (01293) 511803

email: Click to email us

address:
Revenue Services
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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