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What is CIS tax?

What is CIS tax?

At this time of year, you may overhear other workers on a construction site talking about doing their tax return. This is because they are taxed under a scheme called CIS. But what is CIS tax? And should you be paying it?

CIS = Construction Industry Scheme

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a tax scheme where contractors deduct money from a subcontractor’s payments and pass it straight to HMRC. These deductions count as advance payments towards the subcontractor’s tax and National Insurance.

Contractors must register for the scheme, subcontractors don’t. However, subcontractors’ deductions will be taken at a higher rate if they are not registered.

Subcontractors must complete a tax return every year and submit it to HMRC. Subcontractors are usually due a tax refund and can also claim back expenses.

Am I a subcontractor?

Under the scheme, a subcontractor is anyone who does construction work for a contractor.

According to the HMRC a contractor is:

  • Anyone who pays subcontractors for construction work
  • Any business that spends an average of over £1m a year on construction in any 3-year period.

Still unsure? Ask yourself these 2 questions and if both are ‘yes’ then you are probably paying tax under CIS:

  • Do you work in construction?
  • Are you self-employed?

What must I do as a subcontractor?

Subcontractors must complete a tax return each year before 31st January. But the good news that subcontractors are usually due a tax refund which is paid to them at the end of the tax year in April.

We help thousands of construction workers each year with their tax return, making sure they get all the money they are owed by HMRC.

To find out how we can help you with your tax return or for any other questions, complete our contact form and one of our advisors will get in touch at a time to suit you.

What if I’ve missed the deadline?

If you missed the deadline by just a single day you, you’ll get a £100 penalty. The longer you leave it, the more penalties can build up and can reach £1,600!

If you’ve missed the deadline, don’t panic. We’ve helped thousands of clients get their penalties scrapped, even if their returns are years late.

To get your penalties scrapped, complete out contact form and one of our advisors will get in touch at a time to suit you.

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