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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

Learn about the obligations and requirements associated with the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) to ensure compliance and avoid penalties.

Who Needs to Register with CIS?

You must register as a contractor with the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) if you pay subcontractors to do construction work or your business doesn’t do construction work but you usually spend more than £1 million a year on construction.

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Rules and Regulations of CIS

Registration of CIS

You must register for CIS before you take on your first subcontractor.

Employ or Subcontract?

You must check if you should employ the person instead of subcontracting the work. You may get a penalty if they should be an employee instead.

HMRC Check

Check with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that your subcontractors are registered with CIS.

Paying Subcontractors

When you pay subcontractors, you’ll usually need to make deductions from their payments and pay the money to HMRC. Deductions count as advance payments towards the subcontractor’s tax and National Insurance bill.


You’ll need to file monthly returns and keep full CIS records - you may get a penalty if you don’t.


You must let HMRC know about any changes to your business.

Subcontractor Registration

Subcontractors don’t have to register, but deductions are taken from their payments at a higher rate if they’re not registered.

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Services we Provide for Contractors & Subcontractors


Determine your status as a subcontractor or employee, (or both) and register you with HMRC accordingly.


Verify you with HMRC on behalf of your contractor.


Manage and organize your business records.


Prepare your end of year self-assessment tax return and calculate your tax liability/ refund.

Tax Deduction Rates for Subcontractors

Explore the tax deduction rates applicable to subcontractors under the CIS scheme, with deductions typically at 20% (30% for unverified subcontractors) from the labour element of invoices, paid over to HMRC by contractors.

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Expert CIS Affairs Management

Benefit from our expertise in managing CIS affairs, whether you're a contractor or subcontractor, ensuring compliance and efficiency in your dealings under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

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