Council Tax annual bills

Annual bills have been produced and will arrive in March. If you've made a recent change this will not be shown on your annual bill. You do not need to contact us as a revised bill will follow in April showing the changes.

Changes to Council Tax Direct Debits

Changes to Council Tax Direct Debit dates

After moving all residents onto a single Council Tax system, we will be changing some of our Council Tax Direct Debit collection dates from April 2023.

Which dates are changing

Current date of Direct Debit collection New Direct Debit date (from April 2023)
11th 15th
18th 20th
21st 25th

Which dates are staying the same

All other Direct Debit dates will stay the same including:

  • 1st
  • 5th
  • 10th
  • 15th
  • 20th
  • 25th

Changes for former Chiltern District Council area residents who pay by Direct Debit


Our Council Tax year runs from 1 April to 31 March each year.

Your annual bill is calculated for that year and can be paid across either:

  • 12 monthly instalments
  • 10 slightly higher instalments where you have 2 months with no instalments

You will pay the same annual amount but across a different number of instalments.

If you pay in 10 monthly instalments

How you paid Council Tax in 2022/23

If you live in the former Chiltern District Council area of Buckinghamshire and pay Council Tax in 10 monthly instalments, you will have paid Council Tax between May 2022 and February 2023. This meant that you wouldn't pay instalments in March and April 2023.

How you will pay Council Tax in 2023/24 and onwards

From April 2023,you will pay the 10 instalments between April and January. This means that you won't pay instalments in February and March.

A graphic showing how 10 monthly instalments will change from April 2023

If you pay in 12 monthly instalments

If you currently pay your bill across 12 monthly instalments starting in May, from May 2023 your annual bill will be paid across 11 instalments rather than 12.

The 11 instalments will be taken monthly between May 2023 and March 2024.

As you will be paying your annual bill across fewer instalments, each instalment will be slightly higher than usual.

In April 2024 you will be automatically moved back to 12 monthly instalments paid between April 2024 to March 2025.

A graphic showing how your 12 monthly instalments will change from May 2023 onwards

Amending your Direct Debit

The quickest and easiest way is to amend your Council Tax Direct Debit online.