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Council tax fraud

Last updated on: 16-Dec-2020

3. What can happen if you’re found out?

If you're suspected of council tax fraud you could:

  • Be interviewed under caution
  • Be arrested and have your property searched by Police

Where it's been proved that you've claimed reductions, discounts or exemptions you're not entitled to we will always try to get the money back that's been overpaid and we'll consider whether further action is appropriate. Further action could include a caution, an administrative penalty, being denied current or future reductions, being prosecuted or confiscation of property and assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act.


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