Three Towns residents can now keep up to date with their Council Tax by going online.
Ayrshire Council has implemented a new facility that allows access to
Council Tax accounts on a 24-hours basis, seven days a week.
Council spokesperson explained, “Online accounts are quicker and cheaper
to administer – and put residents in full control. Once registered,
you can access a whole host of information including: your Council Tax
details, records of individual payments, yearly summary statement,
details of your Council Tax band and information on what to do if you
have difficulty paying.”
The new online facility can be accessed here.
Ruth Maguire (pictured), the Council’s SNP Cabinet Member for Finance
and Corporate Support, welcomed the development, saying, “It’s so much
easier to keep on top of bills like this if you have all the information
in one place. Online access allows people to see at a glance how much
they are due and how much they have paid, as well as explaining what
they should do if experiencing difficulty with payments.”
Tax levels in North Ayrshire have been frozen since the SNP was elected
to government in 2007. Each year the Scottish Government provides
local authorities with additional funding to offset any shortfall
resulting from there being no rise in the Council Tax.