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Post by MrsKnight » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:48 pm
Just to catch up n maybe help with this:

I am with BE & they work out the following regardless:
Council Tax paid over 10 months for a 12 month period. They (BE) divide it over 12 months, making your Council Tax payments "Lower" than what you "actually" pay.
Water Rates paid over 8 months for a 12 month period is worked out the same (over 12 months) making it "lower" than what you "actually" pay.

So effectively you have a budget eating into other allowances - because they are not true to effect in those months.
I really struggled with this in the first year of our IVA & sometimes had to miss a month with the Council tax & Water n catch up later.
Though on the plus side - we are trying to cope this year & aim to keep our months of non payments "free" so to speak.
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:46 am
I always put down the normal payment for the council tax and water rates as well, and have also never been queried about it.
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Post by Adam Davies » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:18 pm
Hi
My local council give you the option to pay via DD over twelve months
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Post by MrsKnight » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:26 pm
I have always put down what I actually pay - but BE are the ones whom do the maths & adjust it.
Same with Child tax credits & Child payment, as its paid every 4 weeks we get 13 payments a year. So they add up 13 payments & divide it over 12 - giving you more income than what you actually get.
Hope you understand what I mean & Im not complaining!

But I suppose its better than having to hand over the pay free months n save them for contingencies. Especially as we often find we have to use other expenditure to cover the amounts deducted.

Our local council will not let us pay over 12 months - but will let you miss a month & add it on the end.
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:52 pm
I don't think my council do.

Then again, I do love the free months!
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Post by MrsKnight » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:54 pm
Im looking forward to mine! [:D]
So far in our IVA, we have had to miss a month n add it on the end - when it supposed to be "free".
Im working hard on keeping those months *free* this year x
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:58 pm
It's a great feeling knowing that the money for those two months is yours, plus the water rates.

Comes in handy for me as daughter's birthday is in May so at least I have some money to spend on her.
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Post by MrsKnight » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:33 pm
My water rates last payment is November - so I have an extra $56 to spend at christmas & my sons birthday [:)]
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Post by janjan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:09 pm
I had planned to use the money from the free two months to pay for the car tax and MOT due in May. Unfortunately my partner was out of work for those two months so had to use the extra money towards the very tight budget I had for those months. At least I was able to pay the IVA.

Fortunately my partner got back in temporary work when car tax and MOT due so his wages paid for that. Fingers crossed his contract gets extended end of July.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:27 pm
I think we all need a bit of a break from our IVA after months of scrimping and saving.
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