Over 85% of contractors are already sending HMRC their CIS returns online, but from April 2016 everyone will have to use the online service. HMRC will no longer be accepting any paper forms from that date.
To increase filing accuracy, this change will see the introduction of online amendments, online messaging and alerts.
HMRC are also improving the online verification service for contractors, as from April 2017 everyone will also have to use the online service, HMRC will no longer accept telephone verifications from that date.
For contractors currently sending paper returns, you’ll need to register for HMRC’s online services as an ‘Organisation’ ahead of the April 2016 deadline. To register online you’ll need your HMRC employer reference and Accounts Office (AO) reference.
Alternatively, Jet Accountancy can submit your CIS return online on your behalf, contact us for more information.