If you’re moving into or out of the Wigan Borough, you will need to notify Wigan County Council of your change of address to ensure that you pay the right amount of council tax.
If you’re moving out of the Wigan area, you will need to change your Wigan council tax address to avoid any overlap and to ensure you’re not paying more than you should be for your council tax.
Alternatively, if you’re moving into the Wigan Borough, you will need to inform Wigan council of this so that they can get you registered and have you paying your council tax to the right place.
In this guide, we’ll take you through, step-by-step, how to complete your Wigan council tax change of address online without the hassle. Using SlothMove’s easy online change of address service, you can update your details, not only with Wigan council tax, but with all your other services too. Whether it’s with RBS Pension, PureGym, Green Flag Breakdown or Halifax, SlothMove has you covered.
So, let’s get started with a quick and simple way of completing your Wigan council tax change of address.
How to Complete Your Wigan Council Tax Change of Address:
By far the easiest way of changing your address with Wigan council tax is online, using our hassle-free change of address service.
Moving home is stressful at the best of times, but having an endless list of accounts and providers that you need to change your address with makes it almost unbearable. Thankfully, SlothMove provides a way of updating your address across all your accounts in go!
So, as well as completing your Wigan council tax change of address, why not update your details with the NHS, Morrisons, Monzo, and the AA at the same time. That’s one of the many tasks ticked off your moving house schedule.
To get started with your Wigan council tax address change, simply fill out the form below. You’ll have all your details updated in no time!
You could change your address with Wigan County Council in just a few clicks – all you have to do is enter some additional information and we’ll do the rest for you.
Now, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and let us do all the hard work for you.
Alternatively, you can change your Wigan council tax address by filling out this online change of address form. They will need to know all your personal details, along with information about your move.
Completing your Wigan council tax change of address directly on the council’s website means that you will also need to notify all your other services and providers separately. Take a look at our complete list of who you need to contact when moving home so you don’t forget any.
Each property, owned or rented in the Wigan Borough, is put into one of 8 Wigan Council Tax bands, ranging from A to B. Band A is the lowest Council Tax band, while H is the highest.
Your home will have been allocated one of these eight bands according to its market value at 1st April 1991. Therefore, the price of your home in 2020 is a poor guide of which band your property should be in.
There is no doubt that the process of evaluating properties in 1991 was somewhat rushed, and it’s even possible that up to 400,000 homes in England and Scotland are in the wrong Council Tax band. Therefore, there’s a chance that you could be paying too much in your new home.
If you think your home might be in the wrong Wigan Council Tax band on account of a recent valuation, you can challenge it. If challenged, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) will assess the property and will usually provide a decision within two months.
Here are the Wigan Council Tax rates for 2021/22:
|Council Tax Band||Property Value Range||Council Tax Rates|
Up to £40,000
£40,001 - £52,000
£52,001 - £68,000
£68,001 - £88,000
£88,001 - £120,000
£120,001 - £160,000
£160,001 - £320,000
More than £320,000
So, now you know how to change your address with Wigan Council Tax and how much you will be paying, let’s find out what your Council Tax is spent on.
The majority of your Wigan Council Tax is spent on Wigan Council Services, with a total of £235.6m being spent here in 2021. Meanwhile, £22.3 million of your Wigan Council Tax was spent on the Passenger Transport Levy, £19.2m on the Greater Manchester Police and £6.1m on Greater Manchester Fire in 2021.
When moving house, it is important that you complete your Wigan Council Tax change of address to ensure that you’re paying the right amount. How much Council Tax you will pay to Wigan Council will depend on the market value of your house.
Therefore, if you already live in the Wigan Borough and are moving to somewhere else within the area, you still need to notify Wigan Council of your change of address as your new property might be within a different price band to that of your previous property.
Additionally, if you’re moving into or out of the area, you will need to start or stop your payments to Wigan Council. By changing your address with Wigan Council Tax, they will ensure that your services don’t overlap and that you aren’t paying more than once.
Finally, if Wigan Council need to communicate with you or provide you with information regarding your Council Tax, they will need to know where you live to do so.
Ideally, you should aim to change your address with Wigan Council Tax at least one month prior to your planned moving date. As well as changing your Wigan Council Tax address, you will need to update your details across all your other accounts at this time too.
This can be stressful given all the other things you need to do during the lead-up to moving day. However, SlothMove’s online change of address service lets you do this in just a matter of minutes.
Completing your Wigan Council Tax change of address in good time will allow them to update your details on their systems and arrange your new payments, whether they have increased, decreased or stayed the same since your house move. Changing your address well in advance will ensure that you don’t find yourself paying unnecessary tax for a home you’re not living in anymore.
When you move home, your existing local council will send you a final bill which will be taken as a monthly payment. Then you’ll get an annual bill for the property at your new address.
If you’re remaining in the Wigan area, you will continue paying to the Wigan council so you can use the same direct debit arrangement. However, if you’re moving out of the Wigan Borough, you’ll need to set up a new account with your new local authority. Similarly, if you’re moving into the Wigan area for the first time, you will need to set up an account with Wigan council.
If you are living in the Wigan area but are moving out soon, you will need to cancel your Wigan Council Tax so that you don’t end up paying more than you should.
When you’re notifying your Local Authority of your house move, you will find a ‘change of address’ page on their website. You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult on the property that pays council tax.
You should receive a final bill within the month following your moving date, and you can apply for a refund if you’re in credit from your previous local authority.
Your council tax responsibilities will start from the day that you move into your new home. If you’ve moved within the Wigan Borough, your direct debit can continue at your new address, so you should expect to pay at the same time as at your previous address.
Don’t sit around and wait for the ‘new occupier’ letter to come through the door after you’ve moved in – Wigan council will backdate your payments so you won’t get away with delaying having to make extra payments.
Now we’ve covered everything you need to know to complete your Wigan council tax change of address, you should be all set to move.
In this article, we’ve outlined how to update your address with Wigan council tax, why it’s important and when to do it. You can either use SlothMove’s moving house service to change your Wigan council tax address and many more, or do so directly through the council’s website.
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