The Borough Council collects council tax not only for its own purposes but also on behalf of Kent County Council, Kent Police Authority, Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority, and parish councils. The overall requirement for council tax is as follows:
|51,351||1,047.78||71.5||Kent County Council||51,610||1,047.78||71.2|
|6,797||138.68||9.5||Kent Police Authority||6,831||138.68||9.5|
|3,330||67.95||4.6||Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority||3,347||67.95||4.6|
|1,948||39.75||2.7||Parish Council (average)||1,943||39.44||2.7|
In 2012/2013, the Borough Council's requirement for a band D property at £176.90 is equivalent to just under 48p per day. For Kent County Council at £1047.78, it is just over £2.86 per day. For Kent Police Authority at £138.68, it is just under 38p per day. For Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority at £67.95, it is just over 18p per day.
Council Tax charges for 2012/2013 for each band, including the amount for each parish council (where appropriate).