East Lothian Council

Council Tax refund form

Entitlement to any refund will be verified by a Council Tax Officer.

Before we process your refund application we will carry out checks to ensure that no other money is owed to East Lothian Council. If there are sums due we will deduct that amount from your refund and only any remaining balance will be refunded to you.

How we use the information you provide.

Council Tax refund form

Please note that fields marked * are required.

In order that we can deal with your enquiry quickly and fully, please provide as much information as you can. Failure to provide all of the information requested may result in a delay and we may need to contact you again for more information.

Council Tax account number (9 digits)

Account Name *

Property Address *

Is the above property: *
Rented from East Lothian  Rented privately  Mortgaged/owned  


Name of person requesting refund *

Correspondence address (if different from above)

Daytime telephone number *

Email Address *


I wish to transfer the credit balance on the council tax account to:
a Bank account or Post Office account  another East Lothian Council account  

If you wish to transfer the credit to a bank account or Post Office account, please complete section A. If you wish to transfer the credit balance on the council tax account to another East Lothian Council account, please complete section B.

A - I wish to transfer the credit balance on the council tax account to a Bank account or Post Office account

Please note your refund will be paid by BACS as we do not issue cheques.

Bank Branch

Name of account holder

Branch Sort Code (6 Digits)

Bank Account (8 Digits)

B - I wish to transfer the credit balance on the council tax account to another East Lothian Council account

Type of account, e.g. Council Tax/Rent/Sundry Debt

Account number

Address (if known)



Declaration:
I declare that, to the best of my knowledge, the information given on this form is true and correct. I understand that it is an offence to knowingly make a false declaration. I understand that enquiries may be made to verify the information given and that this may include inspection of the property. If awarded a reduction, I undertake to inform the council tax team of any change in circumstances affecting the amount of council tax payable.

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