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it's 20 years ago this year since the controversial community charge which became known as the poll tax - was abolished.
Yet amazingly many councils are still chasing residents for back payments.
Liverpool City Council is still owed millions of pounds of poll tax and says it has a legal duty to collect all the outstanding cash.
But many of the people they're targeting say they still can't afford to pay.
This from our Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt:
A woman from Liverpool has spoken of her shock after receiving an outstanding Poll Tax bill dating back 22 years.
Janet Bell received the charge for one hundred and 14 pounds in the same week as the death of Margaret Thatcher, who introduced the unpopular Community Charge in 1990.
Liverpool City Council is still owed £15 million in unpaid poll tax, and says it's only right that people pay what they owe.