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Construction industry scheme

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW on the construction industry scheme (CIS) and how it applies for businesses within the UK tax regime

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CIS: don't become an 'accidental' contractor

Technical update explaining how non-construction business owners who become personally involved in construction work undertaken on properties (eg arranging for the work to be done on their business properties, contracting with the builders etc) could inadvertently become subject to obligations under the construction industry scheme (CIS).

ICAEW technical round-up: July 2023

This month’s top stories include HMRC’s customer service performance falling short; updated guidance for when taxpayers can rely on HMRC; plus a raft of announcements from Legislation Day on R&D, pensions and more.

Bloomsbury Accounting and Tax Service

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Employment status

A chapter discussing the ways in which employment status may have to be considered by a business when it incorporates.

Construction Industry Partnerships

Concise chapter providing guidance on partnership taxation for businesses in the construction industry, which are subject to the Construction Industry Scheme ('CIS').

The Construction Industry Scheme

Practical guidance on how the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) applies to businesses within the UK tax regime.

Construction Industry Scheme

Brief chapter on the obligations of the Construction Industry Scheme for traders that commission construction or refurbishment work.

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Useful links

Some resources that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to the relevant tax regulations. While these links contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.

Construction Industry Scheme Reform Manual

HMRC internal manual providing guidance on how payments are taxed under CIS, covering contractors, subcontractors, deductions, compliance, monthly returns and the end of year process.

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) on GOV.UK

Official guidance covering subcontractors and contractors responsibilities, returns, payments, businesses outside of the UK, deductions for limited companies, multiple contractor status and managing agents.

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