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An HMRC CIS login is what you need to log in to your Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) account. You’ll need to use this service if you’re a contractor or subcontractor working in the construction industry, so make sure you’re registered for the Construction Industry Scheme.
If you work in the construction industry as a subcontractor in the UK, the CIS enables you to deduct only 20% tax (rather than 30%) per month from your earnings. You’ll be paid by a contractor who will deduct this for you. HMRC introduced it to keep a more stringent track of the untaxed finances of those working in the construction industry.
London Glazing Co. hires Jane Smith on their site as a subcontractor. Every month Jane is owed £1,500 pounds for her work.
You can register as a sole trader (or other types of businesses) by going direct to HMRC online. You’ll need your:
It’s simple, just head over to HMRC online to sign in! You can sign in to your CIS account here.
Sometimes, the 20% in tax works out to be more than you need to pay, so you may be entitled to a refund at the start of the new tax year. If you’re entitled to a CIS refund, you can claim it back by completing a Self Assessment tax return.
The tax will be refunded to you by HMRC, typically a few weeks after you submit your return. You can use our CIS calculator to work out how much you might be able to claim back.
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