Policy News Journal - 2014-15

Further updates to electronic messages helping employers keep up-to-date

2 July 2014

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have announced that will shortly start alerting employers where their records show that they have not made their PAYE or Construction Industry Scheme payments in full by their due date.

The HMRC statement is here.

Construction Industry Scheme consultation

4 July 2014

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs have launched a consultation on improving the operation of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

The objective of HMRC’s consultation is to relieve the regulatory burden of operating the scheme and reduce HMRC’s administrative costs. One option under consideration is the introduction of mandatory online filing for contractors.

CIPP comment The Policy team will be reviewing this document and issuing a survey to gather members’ views shortly.

Calling all CIPP members working with the Construction Industry Scheme

21 July 2014

HMRC have published a consultation document aimed at bringing improvements to the operation of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

The Policy Team are in the process of creating a survey to gather the views, opinions and experiences of affected CIPP members.

We recognise that not all CIPP members work with this specialised tax deduction scheme and so, in the meantime, would very much like to hear directly from any CIPP members who currently work with the CIS scheme and who would be interested in being involved with a Policy Think Tank round table Forum to discuss the issues and proposals raised within the consultation paper.

Briefly the consultation paper is looking at:

 Gross payment status - proposals to simplify and improve the compliance and turnover tests which will enable a greater number of subcontractors to access gross payment status.

 Improve the digital offering for subcontractors which looks to give instant visibility of payments.

 A package of improvements to the CIS online system such as:

o An upgrade to CIS online processes o Mandate online monthly filing of CIS returns

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