FOI Request - Council Tax Payments (2)
Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-
Unclaimed council tax domestic credit balances.
I am aware that all Billing Authorities hold on account sums of money that are due to be returned to Ctax ratepayers and for a variety of reasons have not been repaid.
I therefore request a breakdown of credit balances accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all incorporated companies within the authorities billing area, including the following information:
A. The name of each business in respect of which council tax rate credit balances remain payable. I understand you will not provide individuals names.
B. The value of overpayment in each case which remains unclaimed
C. The years(s) in which overpayment was made
D. The property address
E. The name of each business in respect of which council tax rate credit balances has been written back on to the domestic account
F. The value of write back in each case which remains unclaimed
G. The years(s) in which write back was made (if available)
H. The property address that the write back relates to
Our system does not have a report that we can use to extract the information requested and therefore it would require a member of staff to individually examine each account of over 4000 accounts with credit balances to identify wether it met your criteria. Therefore the information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Excessive Cost of Compliance.