Wiltshire Council deferring council tax payments for those that need it

Wiltshire Council deferring council tax payments for those that need it

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:02pm 27th March 2020.

2 minute read

The authority's also allowing businesses to defer their rates if they're struggling during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Wiltshire Council say households can have a break from paying their council tax until June if they've been financially impacted by the crisis.

That means residents could defer their installments for April and May until the normal payment break of February and March 2021.

Businesses who are in need of deferring their business rates for the same period can do so by contacting the Council.

HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE

If you're in a position where deferring is necessary, contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0109 or email counciltax@wiltshire.gov.uk

The authority says 'requests will be taken at face value and there won't be any vetting of anyone wishing to defer payments'.

Wiltshire Council will then freeze direct debit payments, and there'll be no need to contact your bank to arrange.

The next payment would then come out in June 2020.

Wiltshire Council County Hall Trowbridge
The payment deferrals will then be paid in Feb and March 2020

For those people that pay annually, you can still do so by visiting the Wiltshire Council website.

Manual payments can also still be made, but you'll need to contact Wiltshire Council about deferring April and May.

Residents on the Council Tax Support Scheme will be automatically re-billed.

Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council said: 

"We hope during this uncertain and difficult time this will help people and ease the pressure.

"We're all in this together and I've been so impressed by the response of our communities, and we'll continue to do what we can to provide support and reassurance."

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