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CIS Construction Industry Scheme

Adding a pre-verified CIS subcontractor2:32
Adding a pre-verified CIS subcontractor
Adding an un-verified CIS subcontractor3:54
Adding an un-verified CIS subcontractor
Reverifying a CIS subcontractor1:48
Reverifying a CIS subcontractor
Changing a CIS subcontractor's details2:04
Changing a CIS subcontractor's details
Change subcontractor's deduction percentage2:03
Change subcontractor's deduction percentage
Paying CIS hourly by timesheets5:08
Paying CIS hourly by timesheets
Paying CIS hourly from hours worked5:07
Paying CIS hourly from hours worked
Paying invoiced CIS labor3:45
Paying invoiced CIS labor
Paying invoiced CIS materials & other expenses4:50
Paying invoiced CIS materials & other expenses
Getting the CIS "Payment and Deduction statement"2:29
Getting the CIS "Payment and Deduction statement"
Filing the "CIS monthly"4:07
Filing the "CIS monthly"
Stop CIS monthly reminders2:04
Stop CIS monthly reminders
12 videos, with a playing time of 39 minutes


 

Adding a pre-verified CIS subcontractor2:32

"How do I add a CIS subcontractor who's got a reference number?"

When you're adding a pre-verified CIS subcontractor, it's likely that you'll already have a copy of their 11-13 digit CIS verification reference number. Usually it's for when you're moving a CIS subcontractor over from a previous payroll system.

To add a pre-verified CIS subcontractor:

  1. First, select the CIS subcontractor on: MenuPeople
  2. Then tap: PayPay settingsEmployment type
  3. Set them as a: "CIS subcontractor"
  4. Next, tap: TaxTax settingsCIS subcontractor type
  5. Select the subcontractor type that applies. Sole trader is the most common.
  6. For subcontractors that your company's previously verified with HMRC, you'll find their 11-13 digit verification reference number on their past CIS monthlies.
  7. So next, tap: Previously verified, and select: Yes
  8. Next, enter their: CIS verification reference number
  9. After that, tap: CIS deduction percent, and select the rate that HMRC gave you. 20% is the most common.
  10. Then tap: UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference), and enter the subcontractor's UTR.
  11. Then tap: Save
  12. And finally, you'll see a purple check showing that your new CIS subcontractor has been successfully added.

To open a pay batch's "People" report, to see CIS subcontractor status for many subcontractors:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: MenuPay batches
  2. Then tap: PayPeople
  3. Near the beginning of the row, you'll see the letters "CIS" marking each of your subcontractors.
  4. And finally, when you scroll across, you'll see their percentage value in the CIS column.

To learn more:

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about adding pre-verified CIS subcontractors!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

Adding an un-verified CIS subcontractor3:54

"How do I add a new un-verified CIS subcontractor?"

When you hire a new CIS subcontractor, either as a person or a company, your first step is to add them as a person.

To add a person (or company) as a CIS subcontractor:

  1. First, tap: MenuPeopleInvite a person
  2. Once it's open, tap Add a new person, and enter the subcontractor's email and tap: Invite
  3. Next, fill in the subcontractor's name.
  4. And set the "Employment type" to: "CIS subcontractor"
  5. Then set the "Pay batch" to the same pay batch used by your other CIS subcontractors, and tap: Next
  6. Set any of the "Job settings" if you wish, and tap: Next
  7. You're welcome to set a "Rate amount", but for CIS subcontractors it's optional, as you may be paying them per job.
  8. Then tap: Next
  9. Select the subcontractor type.
  10. In the example, because you're doing a new CIS subcontractor, set "Previously verified" to: "No"
  11. Then fill in the other details.
  12. Then tap Set address and type in your CIS subcontractor's address.
  13. Then tap Next and then: Verify CIS
  14. A request for a new 11-13 digit CIS verification reference number is now made to HMRC.
  15. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your request and send back your: CIS verification reference number
  16. Once you receive the CIS verification reference number on behalf of the person (or company), it can then be used by them while working with your company. It can also be used by them while working as a CIS subcontractor for any other company.
  17. Verifying a CIS subcontractor sets the deduction rate to 20% if the person (or company) is registered with HMRC, or 30% if not registered.
  18. Once HMRC responds, you'll see a purple check with the person (or company's) CIS verification reference number above it.
  19. And finally, after you tap your way through the remaining steps, and tap Close, your new CIS subcontractor is all ready.

Sometimes, once HMRC responds, you may see a popup saying "CIS subcontractor not found by HMRC". Which means:

  • That your CIS subcontractor wasn't found in HMRC's database, so your CIS subcontractor can't yet get the lower 20% deduction rate.
  • Your CIS subcontractor can still work for you, and you can still pay them, but ask your CIS subcontractor to register themselves with HMRC.
  • Until your CIS subcontractor's registered, their CIS subcontractor deductions are set to the higher 30% rate.
  • Once HMRC's received their registration, HMRC contacts you (the employer) and asks you to set them to the lower 20% rate.
  • CIS subcontractors can register for CIS on the Government Gateway website.
  • Your CIS subcontractor can also register by calling the CIS helpline number (that you can search for on Google).

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about adding a CIS subcontractor that isn't registered!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

Reverifying a CIS subcontractor1:48

"How do I reverify an existing CIS subcontractor?"

If a subcontractor hasn't been paid or verified by your company in the last two years, HMRC requires that your company reverify the subcontractor.

When a subcontractor requires reverification, when you're about to pay them you'll see a warning message.

To reverify an expired CIS subcontractor:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: MenuPay batches
  2. Then tap: PayPay now
  3. For any CIS subcontractor that's ready to be paid, but needs to have their CIS reverified, you'll see an orange warning circle:
  4. Tap the orange warning circle to open that CIS subcontractor's details for reverification.
  5. Next, look through their details to make sure you don't have any changes to make to their UTR or deduction percent, etc.
  6. If there's no changes to make, then tap: Reverify
  7. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your reverification request.
  8. During the reverification process, there won't be any change to the CIS subcontractor's CIS verification reference number.
  9. All it does is reconfirm, with HMRC, that your company still has a working relationship with the CIS subcontractor.
  10. And finally, once HMRC responds, you'll see a purple check showing that the reverification has been completed.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to reverify a CIS subcontractor!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

Changing a CIS subcontractor's details2:04

"How do I change the details of an existing CIS subcontractor?"

The most common reason to remove a CIS verification is changing a person from a sole-trader to a company.

To remove a person's existing CIS verification, and then re-verify them with some of their details changed. For example, changing them to a company:

  1. First, select the person on: MenuPeople
  2. Then tap: TaxTax settings
  3. And scroll down to the purple check.
  4. Next, hover your mouse over the purple check, and tap the trash can image, and then tap: Yes ... remove
  5. Once it's removed, all their previous verification details are temporarily hidden. You can now select the CIS subcontractor type again.
  6. Next, set "Previously verified". In the example, you can set it to: "No"
  7. And enter the person's company UTR, company name, and registration number.
  8. Then tap Save to re-verify them with HMRC.
  9. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your verification request.
  10. Included in the result from HMRC is their new: CIS verification reference number
  11. Their new number can be used by them while working with your company. It can also be used by them while working as a CIS subcontractor for any other company.
  12. Verifying a CIS subcontractor sets the deduction rate to 20% if the person (or company) is registered with HMRC, or 30% if not registered.
  13. And finally, once finished, you'll see the purple check. You'll also see a blue highlight around their new CIS verification reference number, showing that their verification has been completed.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to change a CIS subcontractor's details!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

Change subcontractor's deduction percentage2:03

"How do I change my subcontractor's CIS deduction percentage?"

The CIS deduction percentage is the amount of CIS tax that's taken off most payments you make to a CIS subcontractor.

To change a subcontractor's CIS deduction percent:

  1. First, select the CIS subcontractor on: MenuPeople
  2. Then tap: TaxTax settingsCIS deduction percent
  3. Change it to the new percentage that HMRC's requested you to set it to.
  4. Then tap: Save
  5. And finally, all current and future paystubs paid to the CIS subcontractor are now set to deduct with the new CIS deduction percent.

You may notice:

  • That the CIS deduction percentage is automatically set when you first add or re-verify a CIS subcontractor.
  • The percentage that it's set to is based on an instruction sent by HMRC. Commonly, HMRC sets it to 20%.
  • In most circumstances, you shouldn't have any reason to change it.
  • However, on rare occasions, you may get a notice from HMRC asking you to change the CIS deduction percentage for one of your CIS subcontractors.

Keep in mind that:

  • The CIS deduction percentage sets the CIS tax amount that's taken off every payment you make to a CIS subcontractor.
  • The only exception that doesn't have a CIS tax deduction are "Qualifying CIS expenses" paid to the CIS subcontractor.
  • Changing the CIS deduction percentage instantly applies to all current and future paystubs paid.
  • Any paystubs that have already been paid remain unchanged, and use the previous CIS deduction percentage.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to change a subcontractor's CIS deduction percent!

Updated: Thu, Oct 26, 2023.
 

Paying CIS hourly by timesheets5:08

"How do I pay CIS subcontractors hourly, by timesheet hours?"

The easiest, and most flexible way to pay CIS subcontractors is to pay them hourly, based on their submitted timesheets.

To setup a CIS subcontractor for hourly pay, based on timesheets, and to then pay them:

  1. First, tap: MenuPeopleInvite a person
  2. Once it's open, tap Add a new person, and enter the subcontractor's email and tap: Invite
  3. Next, fill in the subcontractor's name.
  4. And set the Employment type to: "CIS subcontractor"
  5. Then set the Pay batch to the same pay batch used by your other CIS subcontractors, and tap: Next
  6. Set any of the "Job settings" if you wish, and tap: Next
  7. Next, select: CIS subcontractor type
  8. In the example, because you're doing a new CIS subcontractor, set "Previously verified" to: "No"
  9. Then fill in the other details.
  10. And tap Set address and type in your CIS subcontractor's address.
  11. Then tap Next and then: Verify CIS
  12. A request for a new 11-13 digit CIS verification reference number is now made to HMRC.
  13. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your request and send back your: CIS verification reference number
  14. Once you receive the CIS verification reference number on behalf of the person (or company), it can then be used by them while working with your company. It can also be used by them while working as a CIS subcontractor for any other company.
  15. Verifying a CIS subcontractor sets the deduction rate to 20% if the person (or company) is registered with HMRC, or 30% if not registered.
  16. Once HMRC responds, you'll see a purple check with the person (or company's) CIS verification reference number above it.
  17. Next, set their Rate amount, and check that it's set to: "Per hour ... timesheet hours"
  18. Then tap: Next
  19. Now, after you tap your way through the remaining steps, your new CIS subcontractor is 100% complete with admin onboarding.
  20. Over the coming days, your new CIS subcontractor can now set their timesheet hours normally.
  21. Their timesheet hours are set with each tap of Start, Go on break and Finish on the work-time menu.
  22. Alternatively, to set their timesheet hours yourself, as an admin, you can tap: AttendanceTimesheet
  23. And then add time by dragging the green sliders, and tap: Save
  24. Once you've set all of their timesheet times, you're now ready to pay the CIS subcontractor.
  25. To open the CIS subcontractor's paystub and pay them, tap: PayPaystub
  26. And finally, tap Go to "Pay now" report to complete the CIS paystub submission to HMRC.

To learn more:

Keep in mind that:

  • It's fine for a single pay batch to have some CIS subcontractors using timesheets, and others using a system for tracking their hours.
  • And still others invoicing for a money amount of CIS labor.
  • Any combination of the three payment methods works, and you can switch from one to another with any CIS subcontractor, at any time.
  • Also remember, that CIS subcontractors don't get paid for holidays, and sick days off, etc.
  • Which makes daily timesheets a reliable and flexible way to pay for work actually done.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to pay CIS subcontractors hourly, based on their submitted timesheets!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

Paying CIS hourly from hours worked5:07

"How do I pay CIS subcontractors hourly, by self-reported hours?"

Sometimes your CIS subcontractors have their own time tracking system, and all you need to enter is their total hours worked.

To setup a CIS subcontractor for hourly pay, based on hours worked from their own time tracking system, and to then pay them:

  1. First, tap: MenuPeopleInvite a person
  2. Once it's open, tap Add a new person, and enter the subcontractor's email and tap: Invite
  3. Next, fill in the subcontractor's name.
  4. And set the Employment type to: "CIS subcontractor"
  5. Then set the Pay batch to the same pay batch used by your other CIS subcontractors, and tap: Next
  6. Set any of the "Job settings" if you wish, and tap: Next
  7. Next, select: CIS subcontractor type
  8. In the example, because you're doing a new CIS subcontractor, set "Previously verified" to: "No"
  9. Then fill in the other details.
  10. And tap Set address and type in your CIS subcontractor's address.
  11. Then tap Next and then: Verify CIS
  12. A request for a new 11-13 digit CIS verification reference number is now made to HMRC.
  13. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your request and send back your: CIS verification reference number
  14. Once you receive the CIS verification reference number on behalf of the person (or company), it can then be used by them while working with your company. It can also be used by them while working as a CIS subcontractor for any other company.
  15. Verifying a CIS subcontractor sets the deduction rate to 20% if the person (or company) is registered with HMRC, or 30% if not registered.
  16. Once HMRC responds, you'll see a purple check with the person (or company's) CIS verification reference number above it.
  17. Next, set their Rate amount, and set it to: "Per hour ... target hours"
  18. Then tap: Next
  19. Now, after you tap your way through the remaining steps, your new CIS subcontractor is 100% complete with admin onboarding.
  20. Over the coming days, your new CIS subcontractor can track their hours worked through their own time tracking system.
  21. Then on payday, get their total hours worked.
  22. To pay them, select the pay batch that the CIS subcontractor works in: MenuPay batches
  23. Then tap: PayPay now
  24. You may need to jump forwards one payday if your CIS subcontractor's join date was set to today.
  25. Once you find your new CIS subcontractor on the "Pay now" report, tap the blue zeros in the "Net pay" column.
  26. And type in the number of hours you'd like to add for the CIS subcontractor to be paid.
  27. Now you'll see their amounts for "Net pay" and "CIS deduction" for the hours you entered.
  28. To pay the paystub, tap: Go to "Pay now" report
  29. And finally, once everything's checked, tap: Pay now

To learn more:

Keep in mind that:

  • It's fine for a single pay batch to have some CIS subcontractors using timesheets, and others using a system for tracking their hours.
  • And still others invoicing for a money amount of CIS labor.
  • Any combination of the three payment methods works, and you can switch from one to another with any CIS subcontractor, at any time.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to pay CIS subcontractors hourly, based on their hours worked from their own time tracking system!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

Paying invoiced CIS labor3:45

"How do I pay CIS subcontractors, by invoiced "CIS labor"?"

Sometimes your CIS subcontractors, rather than giving you their total hours worked, instead give you an invoice for their: "CIS labor"

To pay a CIS subcontractor for their invoiced "CIS labor":

  1. First, select the CIS subcontractor on: MenuPeople
  2. Then tap: TaxTax settings
  3. And, if it's your first time to pay them, check the CIS subcontractor's been: "CIS verified by HMRC"
  4. Then to pay the CIS subcontractor, tap: PayAdd expense claim
  5. And select: "CIS labor"
  6. Type in the money amount on the invoice and tap: Next
  7. Type in any notes to go along with the expense claim. For example, you could enter the invoice number. Then tap: Next
  8. And because you're entering the "CIS labor" expense claim as an admin, you'll see that it's been automatically approved.
  9. Next, to see their "CIS labor" expense claim on the CIS subcontractor's paystub, tap the arrow (at the top).
  10. And scroll down to see the gross amount that the CIS subcontractor charged.
  11. You'll also see the CIS deduction that you'll pay to HMRC in a few weeks.
  12. And you'll see the "Net pay" amount that the CIS subcontractor gets paid into their bank account.
  13. Normally you'll wait until payday to pay it, but to pay the paystub now, tap: Go to "Pay now" report
  14. Once everything's checked, tap: Pay now
  15. Now that it's paid, if you go to the pay batch's "To-do" tab.
  16. And open the upcoming "HMRC taxes" task that comes after the payday for the paystub you recently paid.
  17. And finally, you'll see that the "CIS deduction" of "£200" is all queued up, and ready for payment to HMRC.

You may notice:

  • That sometimes your CIS subcontractors are VAT registered, and add a VAT amount to their invoices.
  • If the CIS subcontractor is VAT registered: only enter the amount before VAT is added (remove the VAT if you need to).
  • However, if the CIS subcontractor isn't VAT registered: VAT shouldn't appear, so use the amount from the invoice.

To learn more:

Keep in mind that:

  • It's fine for a single pay batch to have some CIS subcontractors using timesheets, and others using a system for tracking their hours.
  • And still others invoicing for a money amount of CIS labor.
  • Any combination of the three payment methods works, and you can switch from one to another with any CIS subcontractor, at any time.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to pay CIS subcontractors, based on their invoiced CIS labor!

Updated: Thu, Oct 26, 2023.
 

Paying invoiced CIS materials & other expenses4:50

"How do I pay CIS subcontractors for invoiced materials, etc?"

Sometimes your CIS subcontractors, in addition to invoicing you for their "CIS labor", also invoice you for "Qualifying CIS expenses", and: "Other expenses"

To pay a CIS subcontractor for their invoiced "Qualifying CIS expenses" and "Other expenses":

  1. First, select the CIS subcontractor on: MenuPeople
  2. Then tap: TaxTax settings
  3. And, if it's your first time to pay them, check the CIS subcontractor's been: "CIS verified by HMRC"
  4. Qualifying CIS expense: To pay the CIS subcontractor for their invoiced "Qualifying CIS expenses", tap: PayAdd expense claim
  5. And select: "Qualifying CIS expense"
  6. If you've got an image, like a receipt, that you'd like to include, you can upload, or take a photo of it.
  7. Then tap: Next
  8. Type in the money amount on the invoice and tap: Next
  9. And select the category of "Qualifying CIS expense" from the list.
  10. Type in any notes to go along with the expense claim. For example, you could enter the invoice number. Then tap: Next
  11. And finally, because you're entering the "Qualifying CIS expense" expense claim as an admin, you'll see that it's been automatically approved.
  12. Other expenses: To pay the CIS subcontractor for their invoiced "Other expenses", tap: PayAdd expense claim
  13. And select: "Other expense"
  14. Again, if you've got an image, like a receipt, you can upload, or take a photo of it.
  15. Then tap: Next
  16. Type in the money amount and tap: Next
  17. And select the category of "Other expenses" from the list.
  18. Type in any notes. Then tap: Next
  19. And again, because you're an admin, it's automatically approved.
  20. Paystub: Next, to see their "Qualifying CIS expenses" and "Other expenses" expense claims on the CIS subcontractor's paystub, tap the arrow (at the top).
  21. Then scroll down to see the "Other expenses" that the CIS subcontractor invoiced.
  22. And scroll down further to see the "Qualifying CIS expenses" that the CIS subcontractor invoiced.
  23. Then to proceed with payment, scroll to the bottom, and tap: Go to "Pay now" report
  24. And finally, on payday, the CIS subcontractor receives payment for their invoiced expenses. In addition, the CIS subcontractor also receives their CIS "Payment and Deduction statement" or PDS, as an email.

You may notice:

  • That sometimes your CIS subcontractors are VAT registered, and add a VAT amount to their invoiced "Qualifying CIS expenses" and: "Other expenses"
  • If the CIS subcontractor is VAT registered: only enter the amount before VAT is added (remove the VAT if you need to).
  • However, if the CIS subcontractor isn't VAT registered: include VAT (if any) in the amount.

Keep in mind that:

  • For "Qualifying CIS expenses", only materials purchased to fulfil a particular construction contract can be included in the invoice. The following may include:
  • Materials the subcontractor's paid for directly.
  • Manufacturing or prefabricating materials.
  • Equipment which is now unusable ("consumable stores").
  • Plant hired for the job.
  • Consumable items such as fuel needed for plant and equipment (including if plant wasn't hired).

Also remember that:

  • "Other expenses" are mostly going to be subsistence and travel costs.
  • Any subsistence and traveling expenses (including travel fuel costs) must be recorded separately from: "Qualifying CIS expenses"

To learn more:

  • About Qualifying CIS Material expenses, go to GOV.UK.

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about paying a CIS subcontractor for their invoiced "Qualifying CIS expenses" and "Other expenses"!

Updated: Sun, Nov 5, 2023.
 

Getting the CIS "Payment and Deduction statement"2:29

"How do I get my CIS "Payment and Deduction statement"?"

As a CIS subcontractor, you're automatically emailed a CIS "Payment and Deduction statement" every time you're paid. In other words, if you're paid weekly, you'll get a CIS PDF emailed weekly.

Once the email arrives, scroll down to open the PDF attachment.

In the PDF you'll see the CIS tax deduction for your current payday.

Keep in mind that:

  • You're advised to keep a copy of each PDF.
  • You'll need a year's worth of CIS PDFs to complete your personal tax-return (at the end of the tax year, in April).

In addition, 1st Money also stores a copy of each CIS: "Payment and Deduction statements"

To see and download a stored copy of a person's CIS "Payment and Deduction statements":

  1. First, select the person on: MenuPeople
  2. Then tap: TaxTax forms history
  3. You'll now see the last couple of years of the person's CIS: "Payment and Deduction statements"
  4. In some cases, you may be wanting to complete your personal tax-return, and may need to download a full tax year's worth of CIS: "Payment and Deduction statements"
  5. To only show statements from the most recent tax year, first open the bottom menu:
  6. Then tap: Dates
  7. Then select: Tax year
  8. And then select the tax year you'd like to download statements for.
  9. Next, tap any row to see a single statement for a single payday.
  10. To download a single CIS "Payment and Deduction statement" without the cover page, first hover your mouse over the preview, and turn off: Cover page
  11. Then tap the round "PDF" button:
  12. The cover page is optional and can be left turned on if you prefer. Whatever you set the cover page setting to, your selection is remembered when you go to download your next PDF.
  13. Once the PDF is downloaded, you can see all your CIS numbers for that single payday.
  14. And finally, you can continue opening each statement in the list to download more.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to download your CIS "Payment and Deduction statements"!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

Filing the "CIS monthly"4:07

"How do I send the "CIS monthly"?"

The "CIS monthly" is used to declare any tax deductions you've made on payments to your CIS subcontractors. It needs to be submitted to HMRC by the 19th of every month.

To send a pay batch's "CIS monthly" as a "nil return":

  1. First, select the pay batch on: MenuPay batches
  2. Then on the To-do tab, tap the upcoming: "CIS monthly"
  3. Check the details are correct.
  4. In some cases, you'll be sending a "nil return", if there hasn't been any CIS payments in the month.
  5. When you're ready, tap: File with HMRC (at the bottom)
  6. Then: Yes ... file with HMRC
  7. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your CIS monthly.
  8. While you're waiting for HMRC to respond, you can review the notes about "Payment", "Monthly filing dates", and more.
  9. Once HMRC responds, you'll see a green check to show it's been sent. You'll also see the confirmation receipt from HMRC.
  10. And finally, if you ever need a confirmation receipt in the future, tap the check on the "To-do" tab.

Keep in mind that:

  • Sometimes you go to a pay batch and there's no mention of "CIS monthly" in the "To-do" tab. If so, it means that the pay batch doesn't have any CIS subcontractors.
  • It could also mean that the reminders have been turned off for six months.
  • You only have to send a pay batch's "CIS monthly" if the pay batch has CIS subcontractors.
  • Also keep in mind that you may sometimes need to send a: "nil return"
  • A "nil return" submission is still required for any month where the pay batch does have CIS subcontractors, but didn't make any CIS payments.

To learn more:

Sometimes, you may find you've made additional CIS payments for the tax month, even after you've sent your: "CIS monthly"

Any additional CIS payments still need to be sent to HMRC. Which is done through an amendment submission of your: "CIS monthly"

To make an amendment submission of a pay batch's "CIS monthly":

  1. First, select the pay batch on: MenuPay batches
  2. Then on the To-do tab, find the upcoming: "CIS monthly"
  3. Next, hover your mouse over the row and tap the "Redo" link.
  4. The "CIS monthly" now loads with your up-to-date CIS payments for the month.
  5. You'll see a listing of each of your CIS subcontractors that you've made a CIS payment to, listed on one-row each.
  6. When you're ready, tap: File with HMRC (at the bottom)
  7. Then: Yes ... file with HMRC
  8. Like before, it usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your CIS monthly.
  9. And finally, as usual, you'll see a green check to show it's been received by HMRC.

Also remember that:

  • Changes of the "CIS monthly" can be made at any time two months before the end of the tax month. Changes can also me made up to nine months after the end of the tax month.
  • Which still means that you've got to send something by the 19th of every month, even if it's a: "nil return"
  • But you can later resend further CIS amendments, even months afterwards.
  • Whenever you resend the "CIS monthly" with changes, HMRC only stores the latest sent CIS filing for that tax month.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to send your "CIS monthly"!

Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2023.
 

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"How do I turn off the CIS monthly reminders for the next 6 months?"

Sometimes your construction orders dry up, and you know that you won't be making any payments to your CIS subcontractors for the next six months.

To stop getting reminders to send a pay batch's CIS monthly to HMRC for six months:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: MenuPay batches
  2. Then on the To-do tab, tap the upcoming: "CIS monthly"
  3. Check the details are correct.
  4. In most cases, you'll be sending a "nil return", if there hasn't been any CIS payments in the month.
  5. Then check the last box on the form, where it says: "I don't anticipate paying subcontractors in the next six months."
  6. And when you're ready, tap: File with HMRC (at the bottom)
  7. Then: Yes ... file with HMRC
  8. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds for HMRC to finish processing your CIS monthly.
  9. Because you've checked the last box on the form, once it's sent, you won't be reminded again for six months.
  10. Once HMRC responds, you'll see a green check to show it's been sent. You'll also see the confirmation receipt from HMRC.
  11. And finally, back on the "To-do" tab, you'll see that there's no more reminders to send the "CIS monthly" for the next six months.

Keep in mind that:

  • After six months, the "CIS monthly" automatically returns back onto your pay batch's "To-do" tab.
  • And, even though you won't be getting reminders, at any time you can still pay any of your CIS subcontractors as usual.
  • As soon as you do pay a CIS subcontractor, the "CIS monthly" automatically shows up again on your pay batch's "To-do" tab.

And that's it! That's all you need to do to turn off a pay batch's CIS monthly submission reminders for six months!

Updated: Thu, Oct 26, 2023.

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