What is CIS and why do I need to be registered for CIS?

What is CIS and why do I need to be registered for CIS?

CIS applies to people who work in construction only.

Under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), contractors deduct money from a Subcontractors payments and pass it to HMRC. The deductions count as advance payments towards the Subcontractors tax and National Insurance.

HMRC provide a personal allowance* of income before you are eligible to pay tax. By completing a self-assessment tax return after the tax year closes may mean you are due a rebate.

*Personal allowance in Tax Year 18/19 – £11,850

*Personal allowance in Tax Year 19/20 – £12,500