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Is my live in carer exempt from council tax does anyone know

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by seagull50, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. seagull50

    seagull50 Registered User

    Dec 13, 2014
    32
    North Devon
    hi everyone I pay no council tax as considered exempt. I have a care package which pays for carers help, if my carer lives in, not related are they exempt as well? appreciate any answers x
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,417
    Good news: according to https://www.gov.uk/council-tax/who-has-to-pay


     
  3. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,046
    Staffs
    Jenniferpa has given you the link but unfortunately it has to be read in full.

    The carer (there are certain conditions) will be an exempt adult however to get a 100% discount all people in the house have to be either SMI or a student.

    You will be able to get up to a 50% discount, each LA is different, but as the owner of the property you are liable for the charge.

    Sec 8 of this fact sheet covers it....

    http://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/Factsheets/FS21_Council_Tax_fcs.pdf?epslanguage=en-GB
     
  4. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,417
    Excellent catch. :)

    Thank you.
     
  5. Raggedrobin

    Raggedrobin Registered User

    Jan 20, 2014
    1,432
    One thing I found was also a factor was whether or not the carer has to pay council tax elsewhere, for example if they have their own home somewhere. i explained this situation to my mother's council and to my surprise they discounted me from having to pay council tax at her house as I paid it elsewhere. It took some time to establish this was the case but I guess that was a discretionary decision.
     

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