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Council tax

Council tax is a tax that you pay to your local council so they can fund services in your community.

Every property in the UK is put into a council tax band. This band is based on size, location, and a few other factors. The tax is then set as a fixed amount for each band.

If you’re self-employed and working from home, you can claim a proportion of your council tax. What you claim should be based on the number of rooms used for your self-employment, and how much time you work from home.

Example of claiming council tax if you’re self-employed:

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