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    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 6th Sep 17, 11:37 AM
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    House Tax/Rates
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    • 6th Sep 17, 11:37 AM
    House Tax/Rates 6th Sep 17 at 11:37 AM
    Hi All,

    I am probably plucking at feathers here, however I got my house tax bill through the post and it seemed inline with previous years. However about a month later a new/increased bill for the same period came through, when I went to pay my tax they advised the new/increased amount was what I would have to pay.

    Is there anyway the government body can be bound by the first letter? I know this is probably unlikely but I wanted to double check all options.
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 6th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
    You mean council tax? That's set in stone. You wont win on a technicality, likely due to a fault in the system
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 6th Sep 17, 11:54 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 11:54 AM
    the council tax rate is easily checked on your council website. If they incorrectly billed the first time then legislation requires them to adjust and bill the correct amount.

    you have no chance.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 6th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
    Would have been helpful if the OP had said, but judging from their previous post they're talking about Northern Irish domestic rates. I don't know the details but it would seem incredibly unlikely that they'd be bound by the previous bill. Have they explained what the difference is?
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 6th Sep 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 12:26 PM
    The difference will be the regional rate wasn't set in the first letter because the assembly wasn't running and was an estimate the second one is the actual bill because legislation was passed setting the rate
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