Wondering if you are due a tax rebate with the construction work you’ve carried out? Whether operating as a PAYE, self-employed or under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), you may be eligible for a tax refund. All you have to do is to look at work-related expenses where you can claim back tax. The operating word here is work-related or business-related, which means anything else used for personal use does not qualify for a rebate.
What Construction Workers Can Claim on Tax
- Materials, Tools and Equipment
- Protective clothing/uniform
- Business travel
- Business trip expenses
- Internet phone and stationary
- Membership fees
- Motor expenses / mileage allowance
- Home office expenses when working from home
- Administration expenses including remuneration for a family
member helping with administrative duties or bookkeeping
Website and advertising
Tax rebate on all these expenses are only applicable if you paid them yourself without any reimbursement, or when an employer made the reimbursement that was subsequently taxed.
How to Claim as Subcontractor under CIS
Keep a record of everything that has been claimed back against your monthly or quarterly PAYE bill. Under CIS, you are still obliged to pay taxes and National Insurance even when contractors have already made deductions throughout the tax year. The contractors will provide you with a monthly statement for all deductions and payments made to you, which you can use to claim back tax.
If you overpaid CIS deduction, HM Revenue & Customs will pay you back whatever deductions your company has yet to claim back.
In the event that you were made redundant, or your company goes into administration, you may still claim tax rebates. Seek professional advice and assistance.
Find out about our CIS Tax Refunds
Think you may be due a tax refund? Apply here to get your tax back.