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    • Trevstanx
    • By Trevstanx 14th Sep 17, 12:37 PM
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    Council Tax Overpayment
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    • 14th Sep 17, 12:37 PM
    Council Tax Overpayment 14th Sep 17 at 12:37 PM
    Hi all I have a query if anyone can help.

    Last year my partner was working up until January 2016 then we were moved on to benefits whilst she was working we were paying Council Tax but it was the first 10 months then you don't pay for 2 months this has caused an overpayment.

    We got out CT bill in march for 17/18 and at the bottom it says "Credit transfer from previous year £120.42 CR"

    How do we go about claiming it back?
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 14th Sep 17, 1:35 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:35 PM
    Request a refund?

    https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/forms/form/1190/en/request_a_refund_on_your_council_tax_account

    Google your local council and the words 'council tax refund' to see if there is a form.

    Or telephone and ask.

    Not sure if all councils refund.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 14th Sep 17, 1:41 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:41 PM
    Are you sure it hasnt adjusted your payments to lower?

    Usually that would just reduce the bill, so instead of £100 a month you may pay £90
    Survey Earnings 2017 - £163
    • CIS
    • By CIS 14th Sep 17, 2:24 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 2:24 PM
    Hi all I have a query if anyone can help.

    Last year my partner was working up until January 2016 then we were moved on to benefits whilst she was working we were paying Council Tax but it was the first 10 months then you don't pay for 2 months this has caused an overpayment.

    We got out CT bill in march for 17/18 and at the bottom it says "Credit transfer from previous year £120.42 CR"

    How do we go about claiming it back?
    Originally posted by Trevstanx
    You can ask for it back and most councils will do so without an issue but bear in mind that you council tax payments for this year will likely have to go up to compensate for the £120 as the instalments will usually have been adjusted already.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery as I'm now a self employed Council Tax advisor and consultant with my own Council Tax consultancy business. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
    • Trevstanx
    • By Trevstanx 15th Sep 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:59 PM
    All sorted popped in my local Customer Access Point she done something on the computer and me and my partner had to sign something.

    As I am on benefits now as I can't work due to disability and my partner is caring for me so doesn't look like either of us are going to be back in work my Council Tax is fully up to date due to receiving benefits and that £120 has just been there since we got our new Council tax bill.
    Last edited by Trevstanx; 15-09-2017 at 8:03 PM.
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