Free Council Tax checking service for residents

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Concerned residents who have been advised they are paying too much Council Tax, are being reminded that they can find out whether or not their homes are in the wrong band for free.

Calderdale Council has received a number of calls from people who have been contacted by companies, claiming that their Council Tax bands might be wrong and they could be owed money.

The firms tell people it can check their band, and tries to set up an appointment in their home

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Steve Sweeney, said: “We want to make it clear that firms of this kind are not working on behalf of the Council, and we’re urging residents, especially elderly people who seem to be the main target, not to give out any details if they are contacted about their Council Tax band.

Residents can check which Council Tax band their houses for free at, or by calling 03000 501 501.