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How your council tax is calculated

The amount of council tax you have to pay each year depends on the valuation band your domestic property has been allocated. 

Under certain circumstances, you may qualify for a discount or exemption on your council tax.

Valuation band and range of values

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) assesses each domestic property for council tax and allocates it into one of eight ‘bands’, according to its open market value as at 1 April 1991.

A – up to and including £40,000

B – £40,001 – £52,000

C – £52,001 – £68,000

D – £68,001 – £88,000

E – £88,001 – £120,000

F – £120,001 – £160,000

G – £160,001 – £320,000

H – more than £320,000

The valuation band forms the basis on which your council tax bill is calculated – i.e. the greater the value of your property the more you will need to pay.

The council tax valuation list shows the valuation band for each domestic property in England and Wales.  You can view the band of any property by visiting the VOA website.

A paper copy of the council tax valuation list for South Oxfordshire is also available for inspection at our offices.

Appeal your property’s valuation band

If you believe that your home should be placed in a lower band, you can appeal via the Valuation Office Agency.

Contact us - Council tax

0345 302 2313
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
Po Box 872