Who is responsible for paying Council Tax?
The person named on the Council Tax bill is responsible for paying the charges.
Where the property is occupied, this is usually the resident with the most interest in the property, such as:
- Owner occupiers, leaseholders, tenants (as long as they don't live at the same property as their landlord) and residents
- Owners will be liable for properties where there is no resident and for properties that are considered to be a house in multiple occupation (HMO).
Joint and several liability is a legal term which means that each person with the same level of interest in a property is equally responsible for paying the Council Tax.
We will issue the Council Tax bill in more than one name if you:
- own your property jointly with another person or other people
- have a joint tenancy with another person or other people
- are married, are part of a civil partnership, or live with someone else as part of a couple
Right of appeal
You may appeal if you think that you are not liable to pay Council Tax or you should be entitled to a discount or exemption. For example:
- you are not the property owner
- the property is exempt
- there is a mistake in calculating your bill
All appeals should be submitted to Isle of Anglesey County Council in the first place. Lodging of an appeal may not be regarded as a valid reason for not paying your Council Tax.
If you disagree with the council’s decision, you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal of Wales.
The council is not responsible for setting your council tax band. If you consider your valuation band is or has been incorrect, the Listing Officer may be able to review your band.
Further detailed information is available from the Listing Officer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03000 505 505.
Making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of tax owing in the meantime. If your appeal is successful you will be entitled to a refund of any overpaid tax.