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I hope it comes to no surprise for you to hear that at EEBS we take our CIS responsibilities very seriously! We thought it […]
HMRC looks at how you work with sub-contractors, and if: You use self-employed tradesmen without a written contract, You supply the majority of the […]
CIS is the abbreviated name for Construction Industry Scheme whereby your contractor will deduct your income tax from your gross wage prior to paying […]
All contractors working within the construction industry, assuming their work is subject to the regulations are obliged by law to pay their sub-contractors through […]
Well for at EEBS CIS in payroll terms means payments made or received within the context of the construction industry scheme. This can be […]
There’s no difference – a self-employed worker in the construction industry must, in most cases be paid through the CIS, or construction industry scheme.
It’s just another term for administering payments to cis registered sub-contractors.
Yes – assuming they are working within the parameters established by the CIS! The rules apply to all working entities – limited companies, partnership […]
Yes – but he must still be verified with HMRC first, and he will have to be paid under the higher rate of deduction […]
From our perspective it depends on the CIS status of the sub-contractor, if he is VAT registered and if we are providing public liability […]
Sub-contractors are not required to register by law, but if they are not registered their contractor is obliged to take payments from them at […]
Well technically, there is no longer any such thing as a CIS number – it was abolished as part of the CIS reforms of […]
Yes, it’s compulsory for all contractors who work within the parameters that are defined by the scheme to register, But Sub-contractors don’t have to […]
Payments to a sole trader (assuming we are talking about a self-employed construction worker within the UK) will be subject to CIS deduction if […]
Generally speaking, all construction operations to either a building or the land falls within the scope of the scheme – with a very few […]
There are only a limited number of exemptions to the CIS, and these include the professional work of engineers, draughtsmen, scientists and technicians, architects […]
Yes – if working within the industry sectors established by the construction industry scheme.
If paid through EEBS the completion of a payment schedule by the client is deemed to be confirmation that the engagement for which the […]
Under normal arrangements and unless a sub-contractor has a self-billing arrangement process, he will supply an invoice to his contractor once the works for […]
The Construction Industry Scheme or CIS is a mandatory tax regime under which almost all construction companies must operate. Under the Scheme contractors deduct money […]
No, CIS is the Construction Industry Scheme, a specific tax regime that only applies to the construction industry. PAYE refers to “pay as you […]
Well technically there’s employment and then there’s everything else! But for our purposes there are three separate classes of employment that we need to […]
When referring to an employment status review we mean the element of a tax inspection that focuses on how you consider the employment status […]
Throughout our business life we have approaching 50 clients who have experienced a status inspection from HMRC whilst using our services, and to date […]
Yes! If, after a status investigation HMRC were to challenge our arrangements, or if a sub-contractor were to take you to an employment tribunal […]
CIS payroll (at least as far as we are concerned) is an overarching phrase that describes payments that you make to self-employed sub-contractors within […]
If you do not appeal (and you must be able to demonstrate a “reasonable excuse” for the failure that led to the revocation of […]
HMRC conduct regular reviews of Gross Payment Status contractors at least once in every 12 month period. You will automatically lose gross payment status […]
You must pass some HMRC tests. You’ll need to show that: you’ve paid your tax and National Insurance on time in the past your […]
CIS Gross Payment Status means contractors will pay you in full – in other words without deducting 20%. You pay all your tax and […]
EEBS provide you with a bespoke online portal for uploading sub-contractor payments. We take full responsibility for the employment status of these sub-contractors […]
You would likely face a bill for the unpaid Employer’s National Insurance contributions that HMRC would calculate that you owe – plus late penalty […]
EEBS is a gross payment sub-contract intermediary.
By Chaps or Bacs, with cleared funds on the Wednesday of the week payment is due.
No. there are no set up fees for clients or sub- contractors, nor tie-in periods. We provide a “pay as you use” service. No […]
Our margin is calculated as either a percentage or fixed fee per sub-contractor engaged, per week paid. We aim to earn between £6 and […]
All contractors who work within defined sectors of the construction industry must, by law register with the CIS. Although it is not obligatory for […]
The law requires all construction industry contractors to register with the scheme. Contractors must verify the legitimacy of any sub-contractors that they aim to […]
The construction industry holds the dubious honour of being the only sector of industry to have its own tax regime – the Construction Industry […]
Three reasons: Historic Model – if you are a small or medium contractor you may only need the specific skills of particular tradesperson for […]
It’s no secret that for many years conflict has existed between the UK tax authorities and the Construction Industry over the employment status of […]