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Members of Religious Communities Discounts

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The full council tax bill assumes that there are 2 adults residing in a dwelling. However, for council tax purposes certain people will not be counted when looking at the number of adults.


What does the term "religious community" cover?

Any community whose principal occupation is prayer, relief of suffering, contemplation, education or any combination of the above.
 

What defines a person as being a member of a religious community?

That person must depend on the community concerned for his/her material needs.
 

Can a member of a religious community have any private income?

Generally, no. However, if any pension from a former employer is received then the person may still be disregarded.
 

Why do any savings have to be declared?

If a person has any capital, or interest in any property, then that person cannot be disregarded for discount purposes.
 

How to apply?

Complete the Council Tax Discount Form(0.09MB) Once it has been assessed you will be notified of our decision.
 

For how long will the discount be allowed?

For as long as there are less than two adults in the property who are not disregarded. If there is any change in circumstances then you must notify us. Failure to do so may result in a penalty being imposed.
 

Who to contact

If you live in Ashton or Mossley:
Telephone Number 0161 342 2015 Fax Number 0161342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Ashton/Mossley Council Tax Team

If you live in Denton or Dukinfield:
Telephone Number 0161342 2099 Fax Number 0161 342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Denton/Dukinfield Council Tax Team

If you live in Audenshaw, Hyde or Longdendale:
Telephone Number 0161 342 2065 Fax Number 0161342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Audenshaw/Hyde/Longdendale Council Tax Team

If you live in Droylsden or Stalybridge:
Telephone Number 0161 342 2080 Fax Number 0161342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Droylsden/Stalybridge Council Tax Team

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