Are you self-employed and registered for CIS tax?
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By applying for your CIS tax rebate you can claim back what you spent on things like equipment, clothing, meals, and travel. Plus you get back your tax-free Personal Allowance.
Our team of experts can help you understand exactly what you may be entitled to reclaim Apply for your tax refund now
The CIS Tax Scheme was launched to avoid the occurance of tax evasion within the Construction industry. It is a scheme where contractors deduct money directly from a subcontractor’s payments and pass it straight to HMRC.
All companies that employ subcontractors must:
If you work for a contractor in the construction industry as a self-employed individual then, under CIS rules, the contractor is obliged to withhold tax on its payments to you. This is different from other self-employed individuals, who normally receive their payments gross.
Registered CIS workers receive their payments with 20% deducted for tax. If a subcontractor is unregistered, they will receive their payment minus 30% tax.
There are a number of things that we can help you claim for on your CIS tax return to ensure you get back as much as possible:
Our tax refund calculator can help you work out what you are owed.
If you’re working under the Construction Industry Scheme there are many deductions you can make to increase your rebate
You can claim a rebate on transport expenses in one of two ways:
If your contract length less than 24 months, then you can claim:
You can only claim a CIS Tax Rebate for tools and equipment that actually belong to you and that you bought specifically for work. This might include:
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Believe it or not, you can actually claim some of your rent when:
This option does not get you a great deal of money, though as HMRC can argue that construction workers don’t work from home that much.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about CIS tax refunds:
If you can’t find any receipts, don’t worry. You can still claim a flat £1,000 allowance (known as “the Trading Allowance”) so you can increase your CIS tax refund. For most people, this is actually more than their expenses anyway.
There are many CIS deductions you can use to increase your rebate:
Enter your expenses into our tax refund calculator to find out what you are owed.
The only things we need from you are:
If you are a construction worker working under CIS then it is likely that you are due a tax refund. This is because your contractor is deducting 20% (or sometimes even 30%, if you’re not registered under CIS) from your pay, and sending it straight to HMRC.
For most people this is more than they should be paying.
What you need to do: