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Discounts for members of religious communities

If one or more of the occupants of a property is a member of a religious community, a 25% discount may apply because he/she is classed as not counted for Council Tax purposes. The discount is 50% if all the occupants are members.

When are discounts granted in respect of religious communities?

A person is not counted for Council Tax discount purposes if he/she:

a) Is a member of a religious community the principal occupation of which consists of prayer, contemplation, education, the relief of suffering, or any combination of these; and
b) Has no income or capital of his/her own (except a pension from previous employment) and is dependent on the community to provide for his/her material needs.

The owner of a dwelling occupied by a religious community is liable to pay the Council Tax.

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