Orkney Islands Council
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Discounts and Exemptions

Discounts

Liability for Council Tax assumes that there are two or more residents in a dwelling, aged 18 years or over. If you are aged 18 years or over and live alone you may be entitled to a 25% discount, if no-one resides in the dwelling you may be entitled to a discount of between 10% and 50%.

There are also categories of persons, including students, who are not counted when looking at how many adults live in a property. 

More information on the range of discounts is available on the left of this page.

Exemptions 

Some dwellings are exempt from the Council Tax altogether. These include dwellings where all the residents are students and some empty dwellings.

More information on the range of exemptions is available on the left of this page.

 

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