If you work in construction, most likely your contractor takes a 20% flat from your pay and gives it to HMRC as part of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).
By doing your CIS tax return you can claim back what you spent on things like equipment, clothing, meals, and travel. Plus you get back your tax-free Personal Allowance!
That’s an average tax rebate of £2,000.
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What you need to do:
If you don’t register for CIS, your contractor will send 30% of your pay to HMRC, instead of 20%.
The only things we need from you are:
There are a ton of CIS deductions you can use to increase your rebate:
One very important thing to keep in mind: if your expenses are under £1,000, don’t bother with them – just claim £1,000 as a flat, tax-free allowance. All self-employed people can use it.
You can claim your transport in one of these two ways:
If you can’t find your receipts, don’t worry.
You can still claim a flat £1,000 allowance (called “the Trading Allowance”) so you can increase your CIS tax refund.
For most people, this is actually more than their expenses anyway, and we help you claim it all within our app.
Figuring out how much HMRC owes you and what you can claim to increase your refund is hard.
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If you can’t afford to pay in advance, we also give you the option to pay after your refund.
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That’s right, you’ll be matched with a real accountant who is best suited to prepare your return. Plus, they’re on hand for questions whenever you need.
Once you’ve signed off your return, your TaxScouts accountant will file your return online with HMRC. That’s it! We told you it was simple.