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Mum has dementia – is she exempt from council tax?
I have just been told that because my mother has the onset of dementia she doesn`t have to pay council tax. Is this true?

Arthur Weller replies:
For council tax purposes, certain people are not counted in deciding how many residents there are, providing certain conditions are met. These include severely mentally impaired people. See www.gov.uk/council-tax/who-has-to-pay.

This question was first printed in Tax Insider in August 2018.

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