Apply for a Council Tax Refund Before You Apply If you have received a Council Tax bill confirming that your Council Tax account is in credit, please complete the details and your refund will be processed within 10 working days. Please note: any credit on the account will be split equally between all liable parties unless proof is provided to the contrary. If you move to another address in the council area, we may transfer any credit to your new account. However you can ask for it to be transferred back and refunded. Please have your Council Tax reference number to hand before you start this application.