Subcontractor verification changes in the Construction Industry
From April 2017, contractors are required to use an approved method of electronic communication to verify subcontractors by the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). The implemented changes mean that HMRC will no longer accept any telephone calls to check subcontractors and contractors must approve subcontractors by using the free HMRC CIS online service or the commercial CIS software.
The new software has been designed with additional features to improve efficiency, accuracy and reduce administration. Features include the ability to amend returns online and a new online message and alert service.