Councillors who approved what is thought to be the country's highest council tax increase have been told to re-think their figures.
The council voted 22 to 15 in favour of the increase
Liberal Democrat-controlled Shepway District Council approved a 39% rise after a three hour meeting last week.
The local government minister Nick Raynsford, who warned councils he may cap increases of over 5%, has told them to look at their figures again.
Mr Raynsford met with the council's deputy leader and chief executive.
A council spokesman said it had been a productive meeting even though the minister had not highlighted any specific areas where cuts could be made.
The issue will be discussed by Shepway's Cabinet this Friday and again at a special meeting of the full council on 11 March.
Councillors had approved a £67.40-a-year increase for an average band D property, making Shepway Council's portion of the bill £240.30.
The rise would have introduced an overall increase for an average home from £1,120 in 2003/4 to £1,247 in 2004/5.
It would have amounted to an 11.3% rise overall, because the total bill includes other elements, such as Kent County Council's council tax.
Council leader Linda Cufley has said it could cost the authority up to £100,000 if they are forced to send out revised bills.