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Council Tax and business rates scams

4 May 2022

You can challenge your Council Tax band or find and check your business rates for free. You may choose to appoint an agent to carry out this work on your behalf.

If you choose to appoint an agent, you should be aware that there are a number of fraudulent Council Tax and business rates agents operating around the country. Someone may telephone you or appear at your door claiming to be able to reduce your Council Tax or business rates bill.

You can find out how to avoid and report internet scams and phishing.

There are a number of tactics that fraudulent agents may use to get you to part with your money.

Find out more regarding:

- Types of scams that fraudulent agents may use

- How to avoid falling victim to these scams

- What to do if you think your Council Tax band or rateable value is wrong

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