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Business Rates Appeals

If you disagree with any decision we have made about your Business Rates, you can appeal against it. You should continue to pay your original Business Rates bill while your appeal is outstanding.

If you want to know more about a decision we make or you think it is wrong you can either:

  • Ask us to explain the decision, or
  • Ask us to look at the decision again to see if we can change it

The rules which deal with Business Rates provide a formal appeal process in some cases.

You can appeal against:

  • The rateable value of the property; and
  • Completion notices issued by us
  • Discounts, reductions and reliefs

Rateable value

If you believe the rateable value of your premises is wrong you can appeal in writing or on-line to the Valuation Office Agency.

Completion notices

If you wish to appeal against a completion notice, because you do not think your property was finished, or could have been finished, by the date we decided contact us and suggest another completion date.

If this cannot be agreed, you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal Service but you must do this within four weeks of the date of the completion notice.

Discounts, reductions and reliefs

If you disagree with any decision about discounts, reductions or periods of charge, contact us.

If we cannot resolve the matter, and you are taken to court about a disputed sum, the Magistrates will consider whether we have been reasonable in making our decision.


Contact Us   
Revenues and Benefits Service
West Somerset House
Killick Way
Williton
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 4QA

Telephone: 01643 703704
Email: revenues@westsomerset.gov.uk