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What is Council Tax?

Council Tax is a form of local taxation.

It is based on occupation and/or ownership of domestic property and in the Swansea area is levied and collected by the City and County of Swansea local authority.

The money collected, from more than 100,000 households, together with government grants, is used to provide a wide range of services within the area such as: schools, social services, libraries, highway maintenance, street lighting, concessionary travel, cemeteries, refuse collection, council housing, homelessness assistance, money advice, leisure centres, parks, playgrounds, environmental safeguards, car parks, support for business and many other services.

The tax is imposed on all domestic dwellings and assumes that 2 adults occupy each property.

However, if only one adult occupies the property, a 25% discount may be available. While Council Tax can also be payable in respect of unoccupied properties, certain exemptions may apply to those as well.

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