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Other discounts or exemptions

Some people aren’t counted for Council Tax. If there are people in your home who aren’t counted, it may mean that you can get a discount. If only one person is counted, you will get 25% off your bill. If no-one is counted, you will get 50% off your bill.

These people aren’t counted for Council Tax, provided we have proof of their circumstances:

  • Full-time students, student nurses, apprentices, Youth Training trainees and initial teacher training
  • Patients resident in hospital
  • People being looked after in care homes
  • People who are severely mentally impaired
  • People staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • 18 and 19 year olds who are at school or have just left school
  • Care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
  • People caring for someone with a disability (not their spouse, partner or child under 18)
  • Members of religious communities (monks and nuns)
  • People in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of council tax or a fine or those being held in police custody until being remanded in custody by a court)
  • Diplomats and members of international organisations headquartered in the UK, and their non-British spouses

If you think you may qualify for a discount please contact us.

If you are leaving care to become independent and you’re aged between 16 and 25, Kent County Council may be able to help support you through their local offer.  You can visit Kent County Council’s website for more information on their local offer. 

Occupied property exemptions

An exemption from Council Tax means there is no Council Tax to pay. 

Some occupied properties are exempt depending upon who lives there:

  • Occupied only by full-time students or school/college leavers
  • Student halls of residence
  • Armed forces accommodation
  • Visiting armed forces accommodation
  • All people who live there are under 18
  • Occupied only by people who are severely mentally impaired
  • Occupied by diplomats
  • Annexes occupied by a dependent relative of the occupier of the other part of the property and who is disabled, severely mentally impaired or aged 65 or over.

If you think you qualify for one of the exemptions listed please contact us.


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