Tax Rebates & Refunds

Cornwall councillors admit falling behind on tax payments

August 22, 2011
Posted in Other Tax — Written by Geoffrey

Two councillors from Cornwall have been identified by the Falmouth Packet newspaper as having fallen behind on their tax payments. There are reportedly others who have had tax problems in the past, but the names of these councillors have not been released.

Councillor Andrew Wallis, the representative for Porthleven and Helston South, admitted falling behind on his council tax payments, as did Bodmin councillor Ann Kerridge.

Mr Bodmin released a statement revealing that he had faced court action as a result of his non –payment. He explained:

“Like many people in Cornwall I was faced with the problem of juggling mounting bills with a limited income and at that time I chose to pay for essentials such as rent, electricity and food rather than pay my council tax bill.

“Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I made that choice of not paying and I will have to live with it.”

Councillor Kerridge, meanwhile, said she had only missed one payment and had received a reminder letter from the council.

Keeping on top of both council tax and income tax payments is very important, and you should always seek professional advice if you are unsure what to pay. In some cases, you may end up paying too much and be entitled to a tax rebate.

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