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  • Writer's pictureClive Hayward

How To Apply For Student Council Tax Exemption

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

How To Apply For Student Council Tax Exemption
How To Apply For Student Council Tax Exemption

Council tax exemptions for students in the UK are generally granted based on certain criteria. However, specific rules and procedures may vary depending on the local council, in this case, Kirklees. As of my last knowledge update in May 2021, here are the general steps you can follow:

  1. Check Your Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the criteria for council tax exemption as a student. In general, full-time students are exempt from paying council tax.

  2. Get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate from Your Educational Institution: Contact your university or college's student services or administration office to request a council tax exemption certificate. This certificate confirms your enrolment and full-time student status.

  3. Notify the Council: Inform the Kirklees Council about your student status and provide them with a copy of your council tax exemption certificate. You can usually do this by submitting an online form on the council's website or by visiting the council office in person.

  4. Provide Your Council Tax Account Number: When contacting the council, be sure to have your council tax account number on hand. This information is usually found on your council tax bill.

  5. Complete a Council Tax Exemption Form: Kirklees Council may have a specific form for students to apply for council tax exemption. Check their official website or contact them directly to obtain and fill out the required form.

  6. Submit Necessary Documents: Along with the form, you may need to submit proof of your student status, such as a letter from your educational institution or a copy of your student ID.

  7. Follow Up: After submitting the required documents, follow up with the council to ensure that your exemption is processed. They may contact you for additional information if needed.

  8. Keep Records: Keep copies of all correspondence and documents related to your council tax exemption application. This can be useful in case of any future inquiries or if you move to a different council area.

Remember that council tax regulations and procedures can change, so it's essential to check with your University or the Kirklees Council website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information.

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