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what months are "free" council tax ?
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:06 PM
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Hi all,

Always forget this one, but if you pay CT by instalments, what months do they give you "free". I know its not officially free but i like to think so - makes me feel im getting something for nothing. Also it will go against my debts !!
HALX CC (14%)............... 5795....5470
MBNA CC (20%)...............3500 ...CLEARED
COOP CC (17% and 5%)...5350....5300
AMEX CC (4.9% LOB)........2263....2223
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:07 PM
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feb and march, ready to start again in the new financial year in April.
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:08 PM
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It will all depend on who your council is.

My local council and the neighbouring one are 'free' in February & March.

I suggest contacting your local council and finding out from them.

Don't forget that some people who still pay water rates get 2 months 'free' as well.

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Old 18-12-2006, 9:11 PM
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cheers all.
HALX CC (14%)............... 5795....5470
MBNA CC (20%)...............3500 ...CLEARED
COOP CC (17% and 5%)...5350....5300
AMEX CC (4.9% LOB)........2263....2223
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TOTAL............................16866..12993
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:24 PM
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Ours are also feb and march.
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:27 PM
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mine are feb/march....well thats 200 saved.!!
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:32 PM
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I don't pay the water bill either in Feb or March so that's nearly 300 onto the card !
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:34 PM
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i try to pay extra to CC in these months, it is amazing how much difference it makes
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Old 18-12-2006, 9:41 PM
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When You Pay The Councill Tax I Do You Dont Notice Nothings Free
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Old 18-12-2006, 10:10 PM
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Our 'free months are March and April, it should tell you on your bill if you pay by instalments.
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Old 18-12-2006, 10:14 PM
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Was nearly panicking then, thanks Csarina our are March and April too.
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Old 18-12-2006, 10:15 PM
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No free months here .... 12 monthly payments.
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Old 18-12-2006, 11:52 PM
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Feb and march for us for council tax.. and December, jan, feb and march we pay no water either.. woohoo!
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Old 19-12-2006, 9:24 AM
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In Fenland, you get the choice of paying in 10 or 12 payments; most people opt for 10 payments (no option if you pay cash) and get February and March "free".

I can't comment on water rates as I'm on a metre, the payments for which are more than half the old water rates.
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Old 19-12-2006, 9:48 AM
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mine are feb and march, although i have changed them before to nov and dec.
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Old 19-12-2006, 9:53 AM
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mine are feb & march too
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Ours was March and April....but then the local council decided to move the financial year back to beginning of April...meaning this year we only get March free..

When did we find this out....beginning of March!!!
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Old 16-03-2010, 9:22 AM
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Pretty much all offer 12 months rather than 10, basically you start getting your 'free' months money from month one that way

Just switched mine from 10 to 12 months
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Old 16-03-2010, 12:30 PM
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I actually continue to pay Council Tax if I can, even if it's half the amount, because then if I'm short one month (usually December!!) I can have a cheaper month!
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Old 16-03-2010, 5:25 PM
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Ours was March and April....but then the local council decided to move the financial year back to beginning of April...meaning this year we only get March free..

When did we find this out....beginning of March!!!
The Council Tax financial year has always been 01 April to 31 March. The legal minimum the council work from is 10 payments from April to January however some will offer May to February instead, this is discretionary and they can revert to the statutory scheme for any year.
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