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Cheaper, faster CIS tax refunds. £119 all in.

Pay less and keep more of your money.

  • Simple, fast, all online
  • Sorted by a CIS accountant
  • £2,000 average rebate

Calculate your CIS tax refund

How do you work in construction as?
Are you registered for CIS?
Did you have work related expenses (not counting travel)?
How did you travel to work?

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.

Pay less and keep more of your money

Let’s get your CIS tax refund sorted today

How it works

1. Answer a few simple questions

And we mean a few. After a couple of minutes of answering questions online we’ll have everything we need to start preparing your tax return.

2. Get paired with a tax return accountant

That’s right, you’ll be matched with a real certified accountant who is best suited to prepare your return. Plus, they’re on hand for questions whenever you need.

3. We make your tax rebate claim for you

Once you’ve signed off your return, your TaxScouts accountant will submit your return with HMRC for you.

See, we told you it was simple.

Pay less and keep more of your money

Let’s get your CIS tax refund sorted today

Common CIS questions

You’re not alone. If you’ve got a question about your CIS rebate we’ve probably heard it before and have an answer. Or we can walk you through what to do.

CIS guides and FAQs

There are a ton of CIS deductions you can use to increase your rebate:

  • your own tools and equipment, plus their repair – anything that is not already provided by your contractor, and which you bought for work
  • transport (including your own driving), meals at the contractor’s site
  • mobile phone bills, Builders Liability Insurance premiums
  • plus a few allowances: home office allowance, the mileage allowance, etc

You can read more about these CIS deductions here

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.

The only things we need from you are:

  • CIS payslips from your contractor
  • any receipts related to expenses that you want to claim and your UTR number

Here is how you get your UTR

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.

Read more about the Trading Allowance here

If you’re a construction worker working under the CIS (Construction Industry Scheme), you’re likely due a tax refund instead. That’s because your contractor is deducting 20% (or even 30%, if you’re not registered under CIS) from your pay, and sending it to HMRC. For most people this is more than they should be paying.

What you need to do:

What you need to do:

  1. Register for HMRC’s online service and enrol for self-employment
  2. You’ll get your Government Gateway ID (by email) and your UTR number (by post)
  3. Register for CIS at HMRC’s website using your Government Gateway ID
  4. Choose your CIS payment status – net pay or gross pay
  5. You’re done

If you don’t register for CIS, your contractor will send 30% of your pay to HMRC, instead of 20%.

You can read more about registering for CIS here

What the media are saying about us

Filling out your annual return needn’t be taxing. This start-up aims to take the pain out of many people’s biggest headache.

The Times