The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is administered by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
It regulates payments from contractors to subcontractors in the building industry.
All building contractors and subcontractors should register with the scheme.
Alternatively, you can complete our quotation form to find out how much we can save on your accountancy fees.
Who is a CIS contractor?
Anyone who uses subcontractors for construction work needs to register as a CIS contractor with HMRC.
Who is a CIS subcontractor?
You’re a CIS subcontractor if you’re self-employed and agree to do construction work for a contractor.
You should register with CIS.
Subcontractors and contractors can be self employed individuals as well as companies.
Once you’ve registered with the CIS, you can apply for gross payment status if your business passes some tests. This is where you get your full payment without any deductions.
You must still register with CIS if you’re based abroad but do construction work in the UK - the registration process is different though, please let us know if you require such registration.
With a dedicated team of Construction Industry Scheme experts that provide a consistently high level of customer service, we have been processing CIS sub-contractor payments for many years, and are fully compliant with the new CIS scheme launched in 2007.