Council Tax

I’m a student, so I don’t have to pay Council tax, right?

Well, maybe.   Most students don’t have to pay Council Tax, but there are situations where a student will be liable to pay. If you own or rent the property (not including Halls of Residence)  that you live in then it is likely that you will be liable for Council Tax – whether or not you have to pay anything depends on whether or not you qualify for a discount or an exemption.  However, this does not happen automatically – you need still to apply for your discount or exemption.  If you don’t apply for this you will be billed for the full amount.

If you think that you don’t have to pay Council Tax you can apply for a discount/exemption by completing the appropriate form available from the Council:

Dundee City Council – click here to complete the online Student Discount/Exemption Form

Perth & Kinross Council – click here  to download the Student Certificate (Application for Council tax discount) Form

Angus Council – click here to download the Student Supplementary Form