The following information is a short summary (and does not include information relevant to international students) and should not be considered a definitive statement relating to students council tax exemptions and discounts. Please refer to the information from Glasgow City Council for an accurate and detailed account.
Many students are exempt from paying council tax or can claim a discount or benefit; Since June 2001 full-time students are excluded from paying Council tax on a property when sharing accomodation with non-students.
The definition of a full-time student
You will already be exempt if you live in a recognised hall of residence.
Council Tax Student Discounts and Exemptions can be backdated, however you must apply for your Council Tax exemption or discount at the earliest opportunity.
To make a claim for council tax exemption you will need to prove that you are a student. To do this you need present Glasgow City Council with one of the following:
Part-time students can't claim Council Tax Exemption, they can however apply for Council Tax Benefit. If you are able to claim Council Tax Benefit based on your income, and you are a part-time student you may be elligable for a council tax discount. Contact Glasgow City Council council tax
For further information, contact the
Glasgow City council
45 John St.
Further information can be found on the Glasgow City Council website
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