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Adding CIS payments

Hi, I'm new ro QB and only have access to a tablet. I'm a self employed carpenter on new build, I'm VAT registered but new build is zero rated. I get paid weekly, can I manually input 5he payments made to me? CIS has been activated on my account as has VAT. 

Ideally I'd like to manually input payment made to me, along with receipt amounts to claim VAT owed.

QuickBooks Team

Adding CIS payments

It's good to see you here in the QuickBooks Community, @Warpa.


Recording Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) payments in QuickBooks Online is easy peasy. I'd be happy to guide you through the process.


  1. Sign in to your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account.
  2. Click the + New button, then select Expense.
  3. If you have created a supplier for HMRC, enter the name in the supplier field.
  4. Select the bank account from which you have paid HMRC and the payment method. 
  5.  Choose the date the payment was made on.
  6. Under the Category column, select the CIS Payments to HMRC account.
  7. Enter the amount, then click Save and close.


I'm adding this article for more guidance: Record CIS payments made to HMRC in QuickBooks Online.


Just in case you want to learn more about the CIS feature in QBO, you can check out this article for the detailed steps and information: CIS guide in QuickBooks Online.


Come back to this post if you have other concerns or follow-up questions about adding CIS payments. I'll be around to provide further assistance.

Level 1

Adding CIS payments

Thanks for the reply. When the contractor pays me he deducts the 20% and each month I get a voucher showing gross payment, net payment and deduction.

So although I get paid weekly, I only get a cis voucher once a month.

Can what I've been paid, either net or gross be entered onto QB? I'd like it added so when I do my VAT return that is shown as imput, albeit zero rated.

QuickBooks Team

Adding CIS payments

I appreciate the details you've shared, @Warpa. I'll route you to the best department that can help you further with manually entering cis payments. 


Before anything else, have you turned on CIS in QuickBooks Online? This feature will help you in calculating and deducting payments, then submitting them to HMRC.


Since it involves personal information, I recommend contacting our Support Team. From there, they can guide you in recording them properly so you can file your tax returns correctly.


Here's how:


  1. Go to the Help icon and choose Search.
  2. Click the Contact Us button and enter your concern.
  3. Press Continue.


See this article for the support hours: QuickBooks Online Support. It includes the contact number you can use to call us directly.


For more information about managing CIS transactions, refer to these resources:



Let me know if you need further assistance while working in QuickBooks. I'll be right here to help. Take care.

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