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Council Tax 2020-21

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Council Tax is paid by every person who lives in or owns a property.

The majority of dwellings are subject to Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented. It is an important part of the financing of Local Government and other local services.

The hierarchy of liability for Council Tax is:

  1. A resident owner – occupier who either owns either the leasehold or the freehold of the property
  2. A resident tenant
  3. A resident who lives at the property and who is a licensee (they have permission to live there)
  4. Any resident living at the property (possibly a squatter)
  5. An owner of the property where no one is resident

The person at the top or nearest to the top of the hierarchy list is the liable person for Council Tax.

Your Council Tax goes towards the cost of services provided by Ipswich Borough Council, Suffolk County Council and the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner. We collect all the charges and then pass the required amounts to the other services.

The money raised by Council Tax is used to make up the difference between the money we get from central Government and the money we need to deliver all of the services needed by you.

Council Tax was brought into effect on 1 April 1993 and is governed by legislation. It is an annual tax based on the value of your property and assumes that two people live in the property. The bill is not increased if more than two people live in the household, but if only one lives there, the bill is reduced by 25%.

Council Tax 2020-21
Band A    £1,290.48
Band B    £1,505.56
Band C    £1,720.64
Band D    £1,935.72
Band E    £2,365.88 
Band F    £2,796.04
Band G    £3,226.20 
Band H    £3,871.44

A guide to your Council Tax bill 

A guide to your Council Tax ebill

Council Tax bill - Frequently asked questions

 Council Tax Financial Information 

Leaders statement 

Council Tax eBill Information 

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner


Council Tax 2019-20

A guide to your Council Tax bill

A guide to your Council Tax eBill

Council Tax bill - Frequently asked questions 

Council Tax Financial Information

Leaders statement

Council Tax eBill Information

Contact Details

Council Tax,
Ipswich Borough Council,
1W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 433910