The Council Tax was introduced in 1993 to replace community charges as the way individuals contribute to the cost of local services. The Tax is payable in respect of each dwelling and the amount to be paid is dependent upon the band shown in the Valuation List as applicable to that dwelling.
The amount of Council Tax payable by each household is derived from the capital value of the dwelling together with a system of resident discounts, based on occupation by two adults. A discount of 25% is given where only one adult is resident.
The Assessor is responsible for placing the banding on all domestic properties within the Lothian Area. LVJB does not deal with payment of council tax. This is dealt with by each Council’s Finance office