What is Council Tax? What your Council Tax pays for and Council Tax bands Council Tax pays for services such as rubbish collection, planning and environmental health. As well as collecting Council Tax for the services we provide, we also collect it on behalf of other local authorities. The majority of your Council Tax goes to Hampshire County Council (including adult social care). A proportion of it goes to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Authority and the Police and Crime Commissioner. The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the value of your home. Every property is allocated a band A to H, which is based on its value on 1 April 1991. Band Value of dwelling (estimated at 1 April 1991) A £40,000 and under B £40,001 - £52,000 C £52,001 - £68,000 D £68,001 - £88,000 E £88,001 - £120,000 F £120,001 - £160,000 G £160,001 - £320,000 H Over £320,000 You can check which valuation band your house is in on the Government’s Council Tax band webpage. Your Council Tax reference number is printed at the top of your bill.