Council tax payers in Ipswich still owe the council more than £3m in unpaid taxes, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The East Anglian Daily Times report:

MORE than £3million of council tax was still owed to the cash-strapped borough at the end of last year, shock figures revealed today.

But despite the size of the outstanding debt, councillors have defended the sum – claiming the authority is a “very successful collector” of the tax.

The revelations came following a Freedom of Information request submitted by The Ipswich Star, which showed the council was left chasing £3,194,638.01 of unpaid council tax on December 31, 2012.

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