The vast majority of people who took part in a survey want to see an overhaul of the council tax system.
The survey, which was carried out by Commission on Local Tax Reform, found two thirds wanted a fairer system based on ability to pay and set according to local priorities.
Many of the 4,500 online respondents suggested replacing the current model with a hybrid tax using factors such as property value, wealth and income.
The current system is based on out-of-date bands relating to property value, with a discount available for single occupancy.
The survey found more than half of respondents felt that the council tax system was easy to understand but more than two thirds of respondents did not feel that the system was fair.
Its findings will feed into the evidence received by the commission from written and oral submissions and other “public listening events”.
Marco Biagi MSP, the local government minister and co-chairman of the commission, said: “The views of the public have been at the heart of our work as a commission and the findings of the online survey are a welcome addition to the wealth of evidence from home and abroad that we have considered over the course of our deliberations.
“There is clear consensus from those that we have heard from whether through this survey, our call for evidence and the public events that have taken place – that the current system of council tax, while highly visible, is in urgent need of reform.
“Ensuring that as many people as possible have had the opportunity to engage in our work will add weight and credibility to our findings when we report.”
The tax, which has not been increased for eight years, accounts for about 15p of every pound spent by Scottish councils.
The commission, which was set up by the Scottish Government and the council body Cosa, is set to release its report on fairer alternatives to the council tax in the next few weeks.