Thanet residents only have until the end of the month to go direct for their chance to win £300. Everyone who sets up a monthly Direct Debit to pay their Council Tax before 31 May will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £300. Last year, a similar campaign saw an extra 1,400 people opting to use Direct Debit to pay their Council Tax bills. Payments can be taken on any day of the month directly from bank or building society accounts. Ten monthly payments are made, either between April and January or between May and February. Once a Direct Debit payment is arranged for Council Tax bills, it remains in place for future years.
Cllr. Martin Wise, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources, said: "Going direct and switching to Direct Debit is by far the easiest way to pay your Council Tax bills. No more sending cheques in every month or waiting in line at the Council offices to pay your bill, once the Direct Debit is set up, that's it. You don't have to worry about forgetting a payment. There are plenty of good reasons to make the change and if you do it between now and the end of May, then you'll be in with a chance to win £300 in our prize draw."
To arrange your Direct Debit payment for your Council Tax bills, contact 01843 577 558 or log on to www.thanet.gov.uk/payments