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What is a CIS Payslip or Deduction Certificate?

Your payslips / invoices are the most important bit of information you need to keep.

However, you also need to keep your bank statements and business receipts (read here about business receipts).

Right now I’m going to tell you what your Payslip will look like and why it’s important.

Your Client must issue you a CIS payslip every time they pay you. It’s a legal requirement and you must get this every month.

Generally, there will be two sections. (note: payslips come in different formats and this is just an example of the information it will have, don’t worry if yours doesn’t match exactly)

  • Sections 1) Your clients information, name, address, their employers tax reference.
  • Section 2) Your pay information
  • content slip

Section 2 is the most important section you need to be aware of and understand. This is all about how much you got paid and how much tax you have

had deducted from your pay.

The image below shows the most important information. It’s from this information that we need to calculate and submit your tax return from. The information highlighted is:

Gross Payment – This is your pay before tax

Cost of Materials

– this is if you have supplied materials, if you are a labour only tax2u then you will not be supplying any materials

Amount Deducted

– this is the tax you have had deducted from this payment, depending on your yearly salary it’s likely you will be able to claim this back.

Amount Payable – this is how much you should have received in your bank account.

  • content slip

Every payslip should show the tax you have had deducted from you. It’s this tax that we will try to reclaim. You are able to reclaim this tax because it doesn’t take into consideration your tax free allowance allowance you get each year. Click here to find out about your tax free allowance.

Send us your payslips to [email protected] so that we can assess how much tax you’ll be due back

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CIS stands for Construction Industry Scheme, it’s a tax legislation put in place by HMRC to ensure all construction workers pay their tax. Read more

Some Your client or contractor has to deduct CIS tax from your pay each and every time they pay you. They then pay this tax deduction to HMRC who hold it on your account until your submit your tax return. Read more

Everyone in the UK gets a tax free allowance, this is the threshold before you have to pay any tax. However, as your client has already deducted your tax from earnings under the threshold you can claim it back. Read more

If you have earning over the minimum threshold (£12,500 for tax year 20-21) then you can maximise your tax rebate by offsetting your income with business receipts. Read more

The main thing that you need is your CIS deduction certificates, payslips or your bank statements to prove income and tax deducted. Read more

You can claim back your CIS tax on the 6th April each year for the previous tax year. You then have until the 31st Jan (the tax return deadline) to submit your tax return. Read more

To claim back your tax you need to submit your self-assessment tax return. Read more

A CIS deduction certificate is the payslip that your client should give you each and every time you are paid. It will show the Gross, Nett and Tax deducted amounts that tax2u will need to reclaim your tax. Read more

It really couldn’t be simpler, log in or create your free account, upload your CIS deduction certificates / payslips and our accountants will do the rest. Read more



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