CIS Deductions | Construction Industry Scheme
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Automatically calculate contractor or subcontractor deductions and file your Construction Industry Scheme taxes directly to HMRC. All available at no extra cost.
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Frequently asked questions
What is CIS?The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), was set up by HMRC to make sure contractors and subcontractors are paying the tax and National Insurance they owe.
Contractors deduct money from a subcontractors wages at source, then make a monthly report to HMRC and pay the money that’s been withheld. If you're working as a contractor or subcontractor in the construction industry, your first step is to register with HMRC for CIS. This is optional for subcontractors, but if they're not registered they'll have to pay a higher rate.
Which QuickBooks plan should I choose if I need to manage CIS?Managing and e-filing CIS is available on QuickBooks Simple Start, Essentials and Plus at no extra charge. You can also track your payments so you always know where you stand. With all your accounts in one place it's easy to keep on top of your business finances. Plus, we'll soon be linking our payroll software to CIS so contractors can keep track of 'CIS suffered' for members of their team who are on the payroll.
Can I manage my CIS on the QuickBooks mobile app?Right now, you can only manage and file your CIS using the QuickBooks Online web browser. But rest assured - we’re working on it. Meanwhile head online if you need to calculate, track, e-file to HMRC or run a Construction Industry Scheme report.
Does managing CIS cost extra in QuickBooks?The tools you need to manage and e-file your Construction Industry Scheme tax are included in your QuickBooks subscription. You just need to turn on the CIS function when you sign in to your QuickBooks Online account. You'll find this option under Company Settings. All your information can be found in the CIS Centre, under the Taxes tab. Remember to register for the scheme with HMRC too.