Awarded too much Council Tax Reduction
What if I have a reduction applied to my Council Tax account that is too high?
An example would be if a claimant failed to tell us that their income had increased, and a recalculation of their entitlement meant that their reduction needed to be reduced and their Council Tax liability increased.
When a person has deliberately provided a false statement, or document, or has deliberately failed to report a change of circumstances with the intention of obtaining a reduction, this is fraud.
If a reduction is applied incorrectly, your Council Tax liability will increase when it is corrected
We will write to you and tell you:
- what the correct reduction amount is
- why your reduction was incorrect
- the period it covers
- how you can appeal if you think it is wrong
You will also receive a revised Council Tax bill showing the new amount you have to pay.