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    Council Tax liability order lost in post

    I have stated to the Council that I did not receive a liability order for council tax following a void period and that I want to see proof of delivery. The council have replied stating their postal service does not include proof of delivery and that proof of postage is proof of service in this matter. Can I appeal to such? The Valuation Tribunal doesn't appear to deal with this.

    As a side note, when the council tax department did not receive a document from myself a couple of years ago they insisted on proof of delivery!

    You were liable for notifying the council of the void, so you should have been aware if there was a missing payment demand.

    Landlords here are advised not to use signed for services, as rejection by the recipient is proof of non-delivery.


      You are responsible for paying council tax and the notification from the council is essentially a courtesy to encourage prompt payment.
      You were liable whether or not you received any communication from the council.

      Same with most taxes.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


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