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CIS Accounting Software

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CIS accounting software

What is the Construction Industry Scheme?

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a scheme for self-employed contractors and subcontractors working in the construction industry. HMRC has set out a number of rules that you must follow if you’re a CIS contractor. You must declare how much you’ve paid to your subcontractor, and how much you will pay in tax to HMRC.

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Prepare CIS returns

Verify your subcontractors

See CIS Suffered Reports

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Verify your subcontractors

Our CIS Accounting Software makes verifying your subcontractors easy. The software allows you to verify your subcontractors’ details with HMRC and fully record CIS information for both contractors and subcontractors.

You can easily fill out their details such as the UTR and NI number to get started. To verify your sub-contractors through Clear Books, you need to appoint us as your agent on the government gateway.

Verify your subcontractors
CIS accounting software

CIS invoicing

To create a CIS invoice in Clear Books™ is easy. We automatically apply the CIS rules to an invoice when you select either the 20% or 30% approach.

You can also automatically verify your subcontractors and the system will display the status and let you know whether to use the 20%, 30% or gross method.

Prepare and submit
your CIS Returns

Clear Books™ allows you to easily prepare and submit online monthly or quarterly CIS returns for your subcontractors.

To help you save time, you have the option to set Clear Books up as an agent with HMRC, meaning we can file your CIS returns for you. Simply find the invoices to include on the CIS return, link them to the return, and submit straight to HMRC — easy!

Prepare and submit your CIS Returns
Benefits of using Clear Books for CIS

Benefits of using Clear Books™ for CIS

Clear Books complies with the latest CIS legislation, meaning you don’t have to worry about providing HMRC with incorrect data.

As we are cloud based software, you can access your important data from anywhere and at any time if you have an internet connection. Simply log into your account to keep up to date and submit your important monthly or quarterly returns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Clear Books the correct software choice for me?

If you’re a plumber, tradesman, builder or any profession within the construction industry, the CIS feature in Clear Books is the perfect choice for you. We also offer free support via email and telephone to help you get started.

Is Clear Books compliant with the new CIS legislation changes?

On the 19th April 2016, HMRC introduced some changes to CIS legislation. This means you will need to submit your returns online, and re-submit returns for any period that you’ve amended. Clear Books currently supports the changes to the CIS legislation, meaning you can submit your returns online via the application.

How secure is my data?

We take the security of your data very seriously and follow best practice procedures to keep your data secure. For further details about our security processes, click here.

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