For those contractors working within the construction industry, who do not fall under Supervision, Direction and Control as outlined in the false self employment legislation of 2014, we are able to offer CIS payroll.
AZebra Solutions will carry out all the compliance testing to ensure the legislation is adhered to and HMRC requirements are met eliminating the many risks agencies face when administering CIS. On receipt of cleared funds, we then process CIS payments deducting 20% or 30% CIS tax.
Getting set up for CIS payroll is very straightforward, one of our specialist team members will conduct a CIS compliance check to establish self employed status and eligibility for the CIS scheme. Our on line portal is easy to use to approve contracts, view pay statements and submit documents.
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HOW CIS PAYMENTS WORKS
Your questions answered on how we process your payment
HOW DO I REGISTER WITH HMRC FOR CIS SCHEME?
WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME BEFORE YOU CAN PAY ME?
Essential prior to payment
- Proof of ID and right to work in the UK
- UTR number
- NI Number
- Bank details
- Signed contract for services ( 3 Pages)
WHAT TAX BRACKET AM I GETTING DEDUCTED?
If your CIS verification comes back successful, you will be deducted 20%
WHY AM I PAYING A HIGHER RATE TAX?
If your UTR number has not been registered for the CIS scheme, tax will be deducted at the higher rate. This is really easy to do and can be done over the phone by calling the following number: 0300 200 3210
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH I HAVE BEEN PAID EACH WEEK?
Your agency will notify us of the Gross amount you are to be paid. We will deduct your tax and retain a small margin for our services.
Once we have received cleared funds from your agency we will transfer the money to your account as a faster payment and send you a text notification. You will also have a remittance advice available to view on our online secure portal.
HOW DO I REGISTER WITH AZEBRA
Please call us directly on 01923 627900 and we will walk you through the process, Registration should take no longer than 10 mins.
AM I SELF EMPLOYED?
Yes you are. We will verify your self employed status.
CAN I CLAIM EXPENSES?
No, as you are self-employed you can do this at the end of the year with your tax return.
HOW DO I PAY NATIONAL INSURANCE?
You should pay your Class 2 National Insurance each week directly to HMRC. Log into the online CIS portal to do this – www.hmrc.gov.uk. You will then need to pay Class 4 National Insurance via your annual self-assessment tax return.
CAN EVERYONE BE PAID CIS?
Your role needs to fall into the categories indicated by HMRC guidelines. We will then need to establish your self employed status to ensure you do not fall under supervision, direction and control (SDC). If you role is under SDC you will deemed as employed and payments will be subject to Tax and NI. We will still be able to help you with our Umbrella payroll.
WILL I BE ENTITLED TO HOLIDAY PAY AND STATUTORY PAYMENTS?
Unfortunately as a self-employed contractor you will not be entitled to holiday pay, sick pay and other statutory payments. If you want the flexibility of temporary contracts with the benefit or employment then you should consider AZebra Umbrella.
BENEFITS OF BEING CIS WITH AZEBRA
Everything you need to know about why it’s great to be paid by us
HOW WILL AZEBRA BENEFIT ME?
AZebra provide you with the flexibility of self-employment but without the hassle of running your own business. You may also find that some recruitment agencies are not prepared to deal directly with Sole Traders.
WHAT IS THE FALSE SELF EMPLOYMENT ACT?
The 2014 Finance Act amended s44 ITEPA 2003 and introduced measures designed to tackle so called “False Self Employment:” preventing employment intermediaries being used to avoid employment taxes and obligations by disguising employment as self-employment.
This means that it is essential that your payroll provider establish that you are genuinely self employed before paying you via CIS. We conduct stringent tests to establish the status of each worker for each assignment. We would never put you at risk of investigation or unpaid taxes.
CAN YOU VERIFY MY CIS STATUS?
Yes we can do that whilst on the phone to you to ensure you pay 20% tax and not 30%. If there is any problems we can advice on what to do next.
CAN YOU HELP WITH MY TAX RETURN?
Yes, we are one of the cheapest umbrella companies you will find without compromising on service.
WHY SHOULD I USE AZEBRA?
We are fully compliant with HMRC’s guidelines around CIS and work with specialist advisors to navigate legislation.
CAN I WORK FOR MULTIPLE AGENCIES?
Yes, you will need to keep us updated of where you are and the assignment details. We can liase with your agency and arrange payments. This keeps all your information in one place and ensures consistency.
DO YOU CHARGE A FEE?
We retain a margin.
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