Your CIS tax return doesn’t have to be stressful, and we’re here to help you to stay on the right side of HMRC.
The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a set of rules set up by HMRC especially for the construction industry, dealing with payments made by companies to contractors and subcontractors for their work. The scheme covers diverse groups such as builders, gangmasters, foremen, property developers, labour agencies and staff bureaus.
Get clarity on your CIS status
If you are a sole trader or operate a limited liability company and you work in the construction business, then you may need to register with HMRC under CIS. Different rules apply to contractors and subcontractors, and each category contains separate sub-divisions relating to self-employed workers, limited companies and LLPs. When you apply you need to make it clear which category your business falls into.
This sounds complex, but we can make it simple for you. We can help you to register your limited company or sole trading business, and set up your limited company for PAYE to be able to claim a 20% deduction back from HMRC.
We can also advise you on expenses to claim regarding your CIS tax return to minimise tax exposure while avoiding enquiries from HMRC. Applying for gross status for your business can also help you to avoid CIS deductions from your payments, if your business turnover is more than £30,000.
Our aim is to make your tax payments and accounting efficient, and to keep you compliant.
If you are a larger construction company and find your office time and resources are being drained by filing CIS/VAT tax returns on deductions made on payments to subcontractors, then you can outsource your payroll services to us. Your payments will run smoothly, all deductions will be in order, and you will be able to concentrate on what you best – running your business.
Want to know more about CIS? We cover many of the issues in our FAQs page.