The CIS feature needs to be toggled on to allow you to add CIS deductions to sales invoices.


How to toggle on CIS


If you are a subcontractor, Clear Books allows you to create invoices with a CIS specific code. The normal rate will be 20%. The higher rate of 30% will be used if:

  • you are not registered for CIS
  • they cannot verify you
  • you give the wrong name for your business


The Gross rate can be used if you have applied for this successfully with HMRC.


What you must do as a Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) subcontractor

Step 1.


Navigate to the Sales > Invoices menu and click on the Create invoice button.


Step 2.


Fill in the required details of the invoice.


Make sure to select one of the system generated CIS account codes in the Account drop down box (CIS labour revenue (20%) 1002001, CIS labour revenue (30%) 1002002 or CIS labour revenue (Gross) 1002003).


The CIS deduction should show in a preview below the Gross box.


Step 3.


Click on the Save button.


Once the sales invoice has payment allocated then it will appear on the CIS suffered report based on the payment date.


CIS Suffered Report - showing CIS deductions on your sales invoices


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