The majority of dwellings are subject to Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling - whether it's a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat.
You have to pay Council Tax whether you own or rent the dwelling. It is an important part of the financing of Local Government and other local services.
The hierarchy of liability for Council Tax is:
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:
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. However, if one person lives in the household, the bill is reduced by 25%.
Council Tax 2023-24
Band A £1,436.46
Band B £1,675.87
Band C £1,915.28
Band D £2,154.69
Band E £2,633.51
Band F £3,112.33
Band G £3,591.15
Band H £4,309.38
Council Tax 2022-23