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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Changes

HMRC report that over 85% of contractors already make their CIS returns online, but starting with the return due on 19 May, everyone will have to use the online service. Paper returns will not be acceptable from that date. Contractors currently sending paper returns will need to register for HMRC’s online services under ‘organisation’ before the April 2016 deadline. Online registrations need the HMRC employer reference and Accounts Office (AO) reference. Users of commercial software can find out more about the changes on the GOV.UK website. Contractors already using the online services don’t need to do anything now, but should check for updates on the CIS web pages over the next few months.

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