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Council Tax must be paid to local authorities in order to raise the money needed to provide local services. Almost every household has to pay Council Tax.

IMPORTANT: REGARDING CORRESPONDENCE WE RECEIVE FROM CUSTOMERS -  It is not always possible to send an acknowledgement for items of correspondence we receive by any method other than email. We try to respond to all correspondence we receive within 14 days however, due to a continuous workload and particularly at busy times of the year this may take longer. Please be assured we will respond as soon as we can.

Account Details Online Image icon - Laptop See your Council Tax account details on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a secure login and password. Ways To Pay Image icon - Pound sign Pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, by phone (24 hours), online (24 hours) or with cash or a Credit/Debit card at our town centre offices or any Post Office or PayPoint outlet. Discounts And Exemptions Image icon - Laptop The Council Tax charge is based upon two or more adults living in a property. In certain circumstances you may be entitled to a reduction or discount. Report a Change Image icon - Apply Report a change of address, a change of circumstance or a death here If You Receive A Final Notice Image icon - Laptop If you receive a Final Notice for non-payment of Council Tax we recommend you set up a Special Payment Arrangement online right away. If You Receive A Court Summons Image icon - Laptop If you receive a Court Summons for non-payment of Council Tax we recommend you set up a Special Payment Arrangement online right away. Apply For A Refund Image icon - Laptop A change in your circumstances that results in an overpayment of Council Tax could entitle you to a Council Tax refund. What It Is And Who Must Pay Image icon - Information Council Tax is the local tax that helps to pay for the services we provide, such as housing, street lighting, refuse collection, libraries etc. It also pays for the services provided by Essex County Council, Essex Fire and Rescue and Essex Police. Bills, Property Bands And Charges Image icon - Information Sign-up for e-Billing, Bill Information Pack, Council Tax bands and charges, Council Tax band and liability appeals, Statement from the Council Leader. What Will Happen If You Do Not Pay Image icon - Scales If you do not pay your Council Tax, or pay late, you may be subject to recovery proceedings. Single Person Discount (SPD) Review Image icon - Laptop Basildon Council is currently conducting an ongoing review of all Council Tax Single Person Discounts that have been awarded to residents who live alone. Are You Struggling To Pay? Image icon - Information If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax, you may be entitled to receive help
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