Council tax discounts and exemptions

You may be eligible for a discount on your council tax in special circumstances.

Reductions could be available if:

Citizens Advice Scotland provide a tool that can help you work out whether you are exempt from having to pay council tax or you are eligible for a discount or reduction in your bill.  

Certain groups can also be ignored when we're counting the people in your home and calculating your council tax.

Long term empty properties

We double council tax when a property's unoccupied for 12 months or more - this is called the Long Term Empty Property Tariff and is designed to encourage you to deal with empty properties. There are a number of exemptions available so that you aren't unfairly penalised though.


Page last updated: 04/04/2024
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