How is my Council Tax calculated?
Council Tax helps pay for local services such as education, waste collection and policing. It is collected by Daventry District Council on behalf of Northamptonshire’s public authorities, including Northamptonshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner, and parish councils in the district.
Every year each of those authorities agrees a budget, which sets out the level of Council Tax that needs to be collected. DDC sends a bill out to each home that shows how much needs to be paid. The amount you must pay is based on a valuation of your home – also known as your Council Tax band. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) allocates each property to one of eight bands according to its value on the open market at 1 April 1991.
The range of values for each band is detailed below:
Range of values in £
|A || Up to 40,000 |
|B || Over 40,001 and up to 52,000 |
|C || Over 52,001 and up to 68,000 |
|D || Over 68,001 and up to 88,000 |
|E || Over 88,001 and up to 120,000 |
|F || Over 120,001 and up to 160,000 |
|G || Over 160,001 and up to 320,000 |
|H || Over 320,001 |
If you believe your property is in the wrong band you can formally challenge it with the VOA Please note that if you do appeal you MUST continue paying your original Council Tax bill. If your appeal is successful we will refund any money that you have overpaid.
Some people are eligible for a discount on their Council Tax while certain properties are exempt - visit our Reductions, discounts and exemptions page to find out more.