Council Tax is based on 2 or more eligible adults living in the same home. Tell us about any other situation so that we can make sure you only pay the right amount of Council tax and no more. You may be able to receive a Council Tax discount, and this handy guide will help you find out if you are eligible to pay less Council Tax.
There are also discounts & exemptions on properties.
You cannot get a Council Tax discount just because you are having trouble paying it. If you are having difficulty paying Council Tax, you can talk to us to see if we can help.
You must tell us immediately of a change in your circumstances. Failure to do so may result in a Council Tax Penalty being imposed. If you disagree with a penalty imposed on you, you may wish to discuss it with us first. Alternatively, you may appeal direct to the Valuation Tribunal Wales
If you are the only eligible adult living in a property, you may qualify for a 25% discount. This may arise because of a death, separation, divorce or another adult simply moving out - or any other reason.
Council Tax discount for being the only adult living in a property (Opens in a new window)
If an adult has moved out of your house to stay in a hospital, residential care home or nursing home permanently, they will not be eligible to pay Council Tax.
Tell us when an adult is permanently in hospital or care (Opens in a new window)
If the property is left permanently unoccupied, you should
Tell us the property is unoccupied (Opens in a new window)
If you have a young person living at home who turns 18, they are liable to pay Council Tax. If they are students or if you continue to receive child benefit for them, then they will not be liable for Council Tax.
If you are disabled or if you have a disabled person of any age living at home, the amount of Council Tax you have to pay may be reduced.
People with a severe mental impairment (such as dementia) may be exempt from paying Council Tax.
If you are a carer living in the same property as the person you are caring for, you may not have to pay Council Tax.
If you or an adult in your home has been detained by order of a court in prison, hospital or any other place, that person is not eligible to pay Council Tax.
Tell Council Tax when an adult is detained (Opens in a new window)
You may not be eligible to pay Council Tax if you are a:
If you are under exceptional unforseen personal circumstances you may be allowed a discretionary discount. You will have to provide evidence of why your circumstances are exceptional.