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Occupied property reductions

Find out if you are entitled to a reduction in your council tax based on your personal circumstances

Please note that you must pay in accordance with your Council Tax bill until any discount is awarded. Should you have difficulty paying your bill, please telephone 01738 477430 or visit Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD, to discuss this with a member of the Local Taxes team.

You must advise the Local Taxes Team of any change of circumstances that may affect your entitlement to a discount or exemption.

Single person discount

Where a property is occupied by one adult, you may be able to get a 25% discount on your council tax bill.

Low income households

You may be entitled to council tax reduction (formerly council tax benefit) if you are on a low income or receive certain benefits.

Disablement reduction

If a member of your household (an adult or a child), is permanently disabled, you may be able to get a reduction on your council tax bill.

Person under 18 years of age

Where all residents of a property are under 18, you will be able to get a 100% exemption on your council tax bill.

Local Authority care leavers

Care leavers may be exempt from paying Council Tax, or may be disregarded from the calculation of the number of adult residents for Council Tax discount purposes

Persons in detention or prison

If a member of your household is in detention or prison, you may be able to get a discount on your council tax bill.

Visiting forces

Where a property is occupied by members of visiting forces, you may be able to claim a discount on your council tax.

Members of religious communities

If you are a member of a religious community, you may be able to get a discount on your council tax bill.

Person receiving child benefit

If a member of your household is 18 but you are still entitled to child benefit for them, you may be able to get 25% discount on your council tax bill.