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Benefit fraud

2. Council Tax discount and exemption fraud

Your Council Tax bill can be reduced if you qualify for a discount or exemption. However if the information provided is false or we are not told promptly of a change in circumstances you may be committing council tax fraud. Examples are:

  • Claiming an incorrect discount for, e.g. claiming 25% single person discount when you do not live alone
  • Claiming an incorrect exemption for, e.g. claiming the property is unoccupied or occupied when it is not
  • Claiming to be a full time student when you are no longer attending the course

If you suspect someone is committing Council Tax discount or exemption fraud please email smbcfraud@stockport.gov.uk with full details.