We've received notification of a new council tax scam whereby recipients have received a text message allegedly from GOV.UK, claiming that 'Your Recent Council Tax Payment is overpaid' and signposting victims to https://govgroup.net.
Residents are urged not to reply, click on any links or disclose bank account details or any other personal information if contacted by anyone offering such a service...
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Charges and bands
The amount of Council Tax that you have to pay is determined by the 'banding' of your property. The banding is assessed by the Valuation Office Agency, who are part of the Inland Revenue. Each property falls within one of eight bands.
Band property values as at 1 April 1991
|A||Up to and including £40,000||E||£88,001 - £120,000|
|B||£40,001 - £52,000||F||£120,001 - £160,000|
|C||£52,001 - £68,000||G||£160,001 - £320,000|
|D||£68,001 - £88,000||H||Over £320,000|
Once a property has been assessed, any improvements and/or alterations made to the property will not alter the banding until the property is sold.
Looking up a Council Tax band
You can look up the Council Tax band for any property in Mid Devon by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website. You will need the postcode of the property you want to look up.
Breakdown of charges by year:
Find out how much council tax you'll pay for 2019/20 and how it's divided and spent between the Devon Authorities
Find out how much council tax you'll pay for 2018/19 and how it's divided and spent between the Devon Authorities
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