Single occupier discount review

Doncaster households are being urged to tell The Council if they are claiming Council Tax discounts they are not entitled to.

Apply for a Council Tax discount or exemption

This page is for residents to tell us if they are claiming Council Tax discounts they are not entitled to. Please visit our discounts and exemptions page if you wish to apply for a discount or exemption.

The Council are set to launch a new rolling review of single occupier discounts in a bid to ensure only those entitled receive a discount. A 25% single occupier discount on council tax bills is available to households where only one adult is living in the property.

The review will be done by comparing its Council Tax information with other databases to identify those cases where more than one adult is living at an address and a discount is still being claimed.    

Steve Mawson the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Director of Finance said:

“We believe most Council Tax discounts are claimed honestly and legitimately, but we know there are times where a household’s circumstances change and people forget to tell us their eligibility to a discount should be ended. We are obliged to amend any records we find to be incorrect, back to the date of the change. This means that households do not benefit from withholding information from us, and it makes the system fairer for everyone.”

If you receive a discount you think you should not receive, this is your final chance to tell us, before we contact you.

Households can contact Revenues by:

Please make sure you return your review letter as failure to do so will result in your discount being cancelled.

 Respond to your review online

Tell us you are no longer entitled to a discount because someone over 18 years has moved in

Use this form to tell us that you are no longer entitled to a single occupier discount because someone over the age of 18 years has moved in with you.

 

We will ask you to register for a MyDoncaster account if you haven’t already done so already. This will allow you to track your enquiry and then allow us to tell you the outcome of your contact. You will also be able to access additional online services offered by us. You will need your Council Tax account and Property Reference number to submit your information. These can be found on your review letter.

Please remember that the information you give must be true and complete. You must tell us about any change in circumstances which may affect your entitlement to any reduction.  If you do not tell us, a penalty may be imposed on you.

Tell us you are no longer entitled to a discount because someone has turned 18

Use this form to tell us that you are no longer entitled to a single occupier discount because someone living with you has reached 18 years of age.

 

We will ask you to register for a MyDoncaster account if you haven’t already done so already. This will allow you to track your enquiry and then allow us to tell you the outcome of your contact. You will also be able to access additional online services offered by us. You will need your Council Tax account and Property Reference number to submit your information. These can be found on your review letter.

Please remember that the information you give must be true and complete. You must tell us about any change in circumstances which may affect your entitlement to any reduction.  If you do not tell us, a penalty may be imposed on you.

Tell us you are no longer entitled to a discount, giving the reason why

Use this form to tell us that you are no longer entitled to a single occupier discount because of any other reason.

 

We will ask you to register for a MyDoncaster account if you haven’t already done so already. This will allow you to track your enquiry and then allow us to tell you the outcome of your contact. You will also be able to access additional online services offered by us. You will need your Council Tax account and Property Reference number to submit your information. These can be found on your review letter.

Please remember that the information you give must be true and complete. You must tell us about any change in circumstances which may affect your entitlement to any reduction.  If you do not tell us, a penalty may be imposed on you.

Confirm you are still entitled to a Single Occupier Discount

Please e-mail us at localtaxation@doncaster.gov.uk

Please mark your email 'Single Occupier Review' in the subject field. Please make sure you include the following information in your email: 

  1. Your Council Tax account number,

  2. Your full name,

  3. Your full address,

  4. A current contact telephone number,

  5. Confirmation that there has been no change in your circumstances.

Please remember that the information you give must be true and complete. You must tell us about any change in circumstances which may affect your entitlement to any reduction.  If you do not tell us, a penalty may be imposed on you.

Returning your review by post

If you have received a review letter and want to let the Council know you are still entitled to a discount, or that your circumstances have changed and you are no longer entitled to a discount, you can return your review by post to Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU.

Last updated: 21 March 2017 10:32:53