Product overview

CIS is designed specifically as an additional module for Sage 200. Fully integrated with the Sage 200 financial ledgers this is a simple module to learn and to use. With on-line subcontractor verification, CIS submissions and production of payment certificates within the Sage report designer this module provides a valuable piece of additional functionality.

When a subcontractor’s (PL Supplier) invoice is paid then, in the case of a CIS subcontractor the tax is paid to HMRC by the invoice payee. To allow this, the subcontractor would need to be verified with the HMRC to ensure they are known to the HMRC and what tax rate those are on.

HMRC will supply information relating to the subcontractor that needs to be stored against the subcontractor supplier account to allow correct submission of CIS returns.

(For full information see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cis340.pdf)

Firewall Note: Please ensure that an outbound rule is added on your firewall to allow processing via sage200desktop.exe application. If this is not set, an error (‘Illegal characters in path’) may be returned when generating HMRC submissions


1. Capturing Subcontractor Information

To capture subcontractor information against a PL supplier (new or old) there is a check box and selection on the CIS tab for all the subcontractor HMRC information.

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Within the CIS tab there is all the information that is required for HMRC submission:

  • Subcontractor: this is a tick box – select from the drop down menu to set if the subcontractor is Higher Rate of Deduction, Standard Rate of deduction or No Deduction (when the details are saved and HMRC Submission is set to Online you can click the HMRC Verification and this will update the record with the correct current information).
    • Trader type: This is the type of business, whether Sole Trader, Company, Trust or Partnership. If setting up a Partnership record, you will need a Unique Tax Ref and a Partnership UTR – no National Insurance number.
    • Unique tax ref (UTR): used by HMRC.
    • Verification no: used by HMRC and will be sent at time of verification.
    • NI Number (NINO): National insurance number of the subcontractor.
    • CRN (Company Registration Number): If the company operates as a subcontractor then they will be given a CRN.
    • Initial/First name: See Name Fields below for details.
    • Second Name:See Name Fields below for details.
    • Surname:See Name Fields below for details.
    • Contractor verification date: Date verification was last carried out.
    • Date first verified: The first date this subcontractor was first verified.
    • Display response: This button opens a window to display the response sent from the HMRC Sub-contractor Verification (see below).
    • Last return date: The last CIS return that this contractor was included on. The ‘contractor verification date’ and ‘last return date’ is used to establish if the contractor needs to be verified again. The current rule is that if the contractor has appeared on a CIS return in the current tax year, or previous 2 tax years, then they do not need to be re-verified.
    • Public Liability Insurance No:Allows you to store the public liability insurance certificate details
    • Expiry Date:The date when the public liability expires – this is solely for reference.
    • Name fields: For Sole Trader, Company or Trust this is the legal business name (or the trading name they gave when they registered with CIS). The Sage supplier name will be used as a Trading name for verification to HMRC, however, for verification purposes, a person’s name may be required instead of a trading name and these fields allow that information to be entered.  If the name is completed then this will be used in place of a trading name when verifying the supplier with HMRC.  For Partnerships the Partnership namewill be the Sage supplier name, but this allows the entry of an individual’s name for additional information when verifying sub-contractor partnership details with HMRC.

Display response button

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Within the CIS tab, when the Display response button is pressed a new window is opened that displays the response sent from the HMRC after a subcontractor verification.  This message contains the IRmark that is used for reference purposes when dealing with HMRC.


2. CIS Menu

(Construction Industry Scheme)

 

This menu is split into three main sections:

CIS functional options

  • Pending Sub-contractor Verifications
  • Sub-contractor Verifications
  • Submit CIS Return
  • Reconciliation

Initial settings

  • Settings
  • Supplier CIS Details Import
  • CIS Transactions Import Form
  • Enable Module (see Construction Enable Module for entering enable String)

Reports

  • CIS Payments Audit
  • CIS Return (Summary)
  • Subcontractor Statement
  • Pending CIS Verification
  • Outstanding CIS Subcontractor Invoices/Credits


2.1. Pending Sub-contractor Verifications

This screen allows the user to see what subcontractor verification will need renewing.

Current HMRC rules on the verification process: ‘The rule is that a contractor does not have to verify a subcontractor if they last included that subcontractor on a return in the current or two previous tax years.’ (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cis340.pdf, page 20).

This window shows the supplier and their last verification date and last CIS return date.

The buttons shown are:

  • Verification: Sends the selected subcontractors to the HMRC for verification. The processed information will be updated to the subcontractor records.
  • Select/Unselect All: Selects/Unselects all the subcontractors in the list.
  • Print: Prints a list of the information provided.
  • Amend Supplier A/c: Links back to the supplier account to enable changes to be made.
  • Close:Closes the screen

Verification Number: The subcontractor’s verification number provided by the HMRC will be obtained from here. These numbers are important and you must be recorded on subcontractor’s monthly statements. If the subcontractors cannot be matched with the HMRC records, HM Revenue and Customs will give you a special verification number unique to each “unmatched” subcontractor. You also need to provide the subcontractor’s verification number where you have made deductions at a higher rate. “Unmatched” subcontractors will need these verification reference numbers to get refunds later.

Example 1: A standard verification reference number looks like this: V0000543267.

Example 2: An “unmatched” verification reference number looks like this: V0000543267A or V0000543267BB.


2.2. Sub-contractor Verifications (Re-verify)

This window shows the supplier and their last verification date and last CIS return date.

This screen allows the user to re-verify a selection, or all, of the existing subcontractors.  This file will be sent to the HMRC and the information returned will be updated to the subcontractor(s) record(s).

The buttons shown are:

  • Verification: Sends the selected subcontractors to the HMRC for verification. The processed information will be updated to the subcontractor records.
  • Select/Unselect All: Selects/Unselects all the subcontractors in the list.
  • Amend Supplier A/c: Links back to the supplier account to enable changes to be made.
  • Close:Closes the screen

2.3. Submitting the CIS Return

When it is time for the monthly CIS return to be submitted the Submit CIS Return is used from the CIS Menu. Firstly the transactions that are required within the CIS return are selected; in the case of the transactions shown all entries are selected. (There is a check box to Exclude all ‘materials only’ transactions which when ticked will not display any transactions that are only for materials).

NOTE: For Subcontractors who do not yet have a UTR. You can file CIS returns online though the direct HMRC portal only without a UTR number. You have to enter subcontractor’s name and surname, save the information and you will be able to make a submission. The website will ask you to double check the subcontractor’s details if you haven’t verified them before. You will receive a message on the screen asking you to double check the information, but if you click “next” you will still be able to proceed to submission. You can add or amend the information about your subcontractor at any time as well as verify them later on.

In order to complete the CIS Submission you will need to take the Subcontractor flag off the supplier(s) that do not have a UTR and treat them separately as above before processing the return from the CIS module.

CIS Returns will load up unallocated payments. This will stop the submission of the CIS return and until these are resolved as the Submit button is not active.

When the Submit button is pressed the CIS Return Summary screen is shown.

If you have a subcontractor that has not been verified this will be displayed as shown above.

This screen displays the information that will be sent on the HMRC CIS return.  There will be one line per subcontractor (PL supplier) with the values totalled.  On this screen are a number of options before submitting the return to HMRC. These are:

  • Print Statement: this should be ticked if you wish to print a statement for this subcontractor – linked with the Print Statements button
  • Inactivity Indicator: this should be ticked if you do not anticipate paying any subcontractors in the next six months
  • Employment status & subcontractor included tick boxes: these are defaulted to ‘ticked’ and should only be un-ticked if you cannot confirm the statement shown.

The functions of the buttons are:

  • Submit – Submit this CIS Return to HMRC
  • Select/Unselect All – Select/Unselect all the suppliers for ‘Print Statement’ column

  • Print Summary – Print the CIS Summary – this is a paper version of the information on this screen

  • Print Statements – Print the CIS Statements for the suppliers ticked in the ‘Print Statement’ column

  • Cancel – Cancels the CIS Return submission
  • Enable Edit – values may now be manually adjusted using the ‘Enable Edit’ button. Enter the Adjustment amount and a Reason for change before submitting to HMRC.

When the Submit button is pressed the user will be warned that no changes can be made once the return has been submitted. If the user then presses ‘OK’ to continue the automated CIS submission will start (if the ‘HMRC Submission Status’ is set to ‘Online’ in the settings screen – see next section).

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If the settings are for an ‘offline’ submission, then the process will treat the return information as successfully submitted and return to the CIS Return screen, but the return will NOT have been processed by HMRC.


2.4. Automated CIS Submission to HMRC

Once the user presses OK to the continue submitting window then the full automation begins and the following screen is displayed showing the current status:

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Once the polling has finished submitting the CIS return to HMRC, either successfully or unsuccessfully, the screen will be populated with the status:

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In this case, after several polling’s to HMRC (top window) a response was received from HMRC (bottom window). At this point there are two outcomes:

  • Pass: As shown above.  The Summary report now has this message appended to the summary so that it can be printed out along with the summary information for future reference.  Pressing continue will then poll HMRC once again to clean up the files sent to it.  Once that is done, there will be a final set of submissions in the top window and the Continue button will change to Exit, denoting that it has completed.
  • Fail: This will show similar information to that above, however the bottom window will display the error and the top window will also display that an error has occurred.  This could either be from a problem with the submission or a timeout whereby the submission was submitted 10 times without success.  If the submission fails it is possible to go back through the CIS return steps again to reproduce and resubmit the CIS return.

(To see the XML for this area see Appendix C – XML layouts).


2.5. Reconciliation

This allows generation of CIS details for existing supplier invoices and credit notes with no CIS information held against them. This screen generates ledger CIS credit notes (or invoices) for transactions which should have had a CIS amount applied. Note: the Supplier account must be flagged as a subcontractor to show invoices/credits in the reconciliation screen.

Enter From and To dates for the required period (or search for an individual account) and click Search to identify invoices that you want to apply CIS to.

Tick the lines, or Select All as appropriate. Amend any values – the example here shows the Labour figure being changed. As you tab off the field, this updates the CIS Amount.

Click the Generate button, you will then get a confirmation that the CIS audit records have been created.

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NB: if the invoices are set to require Authorisation, when this has been done you will need to manually allocate the Credit Note to the Invoice prior to payment being made.

Opening Balance invoices are also available in the CIS Reconciliation screen as shown below. You must remember that Opening Balance Invoices are VAT Inclusive and should be dealt with slightly differently.

The Gross and Net amounts for Opening Balance Invoices are the same as they are inclusive of VAT. In order to ensure the CIS calculates correctly you will need to update the Labour and Materials columns.

In the example below, the first line was showing a CIS Amount of £10,104.00 until the Labour value was amended. This in turn updated the Other column which is the amount of VAT on the invoice, if there is a Materials amount for this invoice you would need to enter the value in this column. The CIS is Amount is re-calculated if Materials are entered.

When all values have been updated as required, click Select All (or select the individual ones to be updated), then Generate to create the CIS Credit notes as described previously.


2.6. Settings

The settings screen has the following tabs:

  • General set up the CIS tax rates
  • Labour Nominal Accounts Set up the CIS nominal accounts
  • Materials Nominal Accounts
  • HMRC Settings HMRC automatic CIS submission information
  • Analysis

The ‘important’ areas here are the GeneralLabour Nominal Accounts, Material Nominal Accounts and HMRC Settings

Rate applied to all applicable sales ledger account transactions: if this % amount is populated, you will be able to flag sales accounts as being CIS applicable and the deductions will be actioned at the rate set here.  This process is different from the Purchase Ledger transactions and will not be included in your CIS Return.

Options

Show public liability warning before expiry: Enter here the number of days to be warned prior to the public liability certificate expiring. This is only a warning and will not prevent the invoice from being entered if the user selects YES to continue with the transaction.

Override credit notes to use tax code: This needs to be set to VAT at 0% so a tax code to show e.g. CIS Outside Scope will need to be available (setup if required) as CIS deductions are not VATable amounts and do not need to be shown on the VAT return. Ensure this code is flagged to not show on VAT return.

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Calculating deductions based on the configured nominal accounts will apply CIS deductions based on supplier labour/materials default ‘split’ or manually entered percentages.

Calculate deductions using subcontractor (supplier) account percentages. If this option is enabled the module will no longer identify ‘labour’ values based on configured nominal accounts and will require the user to input the appropriate values as indicated in the screen shot below.

This example shows that a purchase invoice entered for £1000 has been split with £800 for Labour and the remaining £200 for Materials (this % amount was back calculated as the Labour was entered as a value).

Any Retention applicable against the invoice would show here as would any CITB deduction (if CITB is set up against the Supplier Account).

The CIS deduction is based on the Labour only amount and is calculated using the rate set against the supplier account.

The Labour Nominal Accounts are used for the CIS allocation within the Purchase Ledger area.  The percentage rate will be set up against the accounts according to the information from HMRC received during the verification process.

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Material Nominal Accounts are used to identify material costs elements of an invoice that are not applicable for CIS – this area should be used to identify any recruitment costs that are on supplier invoices.

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The Nominal control account allows the user to set a nominal that the CIS credit note Net value gets assigned to.

The HMRC Settings are used for the CIS submission (XML file creation).  The Submission Defaults, including HMRC Credentials, will contain information supplied by HMRC.

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NB: the HMRC password should be no longer than 12 characters.

The Contractor UTR and Accounts Office Reference are issued when the company starts trading and therefore this information, along with the type of company sender, should be known.  This is also true for the Tax Office Number and Tax Office Reference within the HMRC Credentials section. (The Tax office number is the first 3 digits of the accounts office reference number).

The Sender ID and Value within the HMRC Credentials section will be supplied by HMRC when the company registers for Online Services at: https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/login?GAREASONCODE=-1&GARESOURCEID=Common&GAURI=https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/home&Reason=-1&APPID=Common&URI=https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/home

The File Location Settings is where the file paths for the sent/received files from HMRC are set.  This will give a traceable backup of files sent and received.

  • CIS Return File Location: Location of the CIS return ‘submission’ file sent to HMRC
  • HMRC Response File Location: Location of HMRC Response to ‘submission’ file – can be used  to check if errors are returned
  • Processing Files Location: Location of the polling and deleting files sent to and received from HMRC

NB: All these areas will need to be completed for Online CIS submissions to work.

If PAYE for Employers is not listed under “Your Services” you will need to register for this before you are able to file online.

Not activated for the service

After registering for a service you should receive an activation code. The activation code will be issued within seven days – use it once then throw it away. It will expire if you don’t use it within 28 days of the date on the letter, you will have to request a new one.

You will not be able to file online unless you have registered for PAYE for Employers and activated this service.”

Source: http://www.iris.co.uk/support/other-payroll-and-hr-support-inc-p11d-and-bookkeeping/online-filing-issues/1046-authentication-error

The HMRC Submission Status is used to select whether or not the submission to HMRC will take place.  If no link with the HMRC is set up, then setting this to Offline will allow the submission functionality to work without the physical link to HMRC.

NB: After April 2016 you will be able to submit your CIS return more than once as HMRC will take the latest submission as the correct one whereas previously the period would have been locked. If you do want to resubmit you will get the following confirmation prompt.

CIS Resubmit Warning

If you click Yes to re-process the warning below will be displayed.

CIS Return Warning

The Test HMRC Connection button sends a dummy record to the HMRC test gateway to test the connection is working. It will use the same Automated CIS Submission to HMRC screens as detailed later.

Analysis Tab

CIS Analysis Tab

Analysis fields are for reporting purposes only.

Contractor Employer Reference Number

The ERN (Employers’ Reference Number) now needs to be collected and recorded by the company that provides your employers’ liability insurance. Also called an ‘Employer PAYE Reference’, the ERN is a unique number given to every business that registers with HM Revenue and Customs as an employer.


2.7. Supplier CIS Details Import

Supplier Details can be imported from a CSV file.

NB: it is a deliberate decision that this import file does not include the rate of deduction against each supplier account. The intention here is that you should then perform an online verification process against the accounts once the details have been imported. This will then ensure that all of the imported details are correct, as well as setting the deduction rate automatically.

Supplier CIS Details Import with Template button

Click the Find button to locate the previously populated spreadsheet.

Click Check to verify the file details, any errors will be highlighted in red with the ‘problem’ area identified.

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Amend the file as required, re-find and check. When there are no errors you will be able to import the details.

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2.8. CIS Transactions Import

CIS Transaction details can be imported from a CSV file – follow the same procedure as importing Supplier Details.

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3. Adding P/L Transactions with CIS

When a Purchase Invoice is entered against a CIS flagged subcontractor, depending on the nominal codes used (the CIS nominal code is set up within the Settings section of the CIS menu) will automatically create and allocated a Credit Note against the invoice for the CIS percentage amount against the labour costs of the invoice.

Adding CIS to invoices

Using the example above, the company D B Plumbing has CIS flagged at 20%. This invoice has been entered for £1000 (excl. VAT) and set equally on the nominal accounts between materials (£500 excl. VAT) and CIS labour (£500 excl. VAT).

This means that the Credit Note will be 20% of £500 – £100.  This is shown in a pop –up window:

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This will leave an invoice amount of £1100 to pay to the subcontractor (£500 + VAT@20% for Materials plus £500 + VAT @20% Labour – CIS £100 value on the credit note).

Supplier Trans with CIS

Above, you can see that the Invoice (Inv006) has been added with an outstanding amount of £1100 (boxed).

The Credit Note has been applied for the CIS amount of £100.  The Credit Note also has the reference number of the invoice with an additional ‘C’ at the end (see highlighted value – Inv006C) denoting it to be a CIS Credit Note.

Clicking the CIS Tab button (shown outlined) will bring up the CIS information for this invoice:

CIS Transaction details Tab


3.1. Creating an Invoice with CIS and a Retention

When a Purchase Invoice is entered against a CIS flagged subcontractor then, depending on the nominal codes used (the CIS nominal code is set up within the Settings section of the CIS menu) will automatically create and allocated a Credit Note against the invoice for the CIS percentage amount against the labour costs of the invoice. If the account is also flagged for a Retention, this will also create a Credit Note and adjust the amount of the CIS credit note.

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When the invoice is saved a Retention Information window will be displayed, these details may be amended here if required.

When this is OK’d you will get a confirmation to say that a credit has been raised for the value of the retention.

When the retention credit message is confirmed the system will the show the CIS credit Note details.

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Above, you can see that the Invoice (Invoice 7) has been added with an outstanding amount of £1045 (boxed).

The Credit Note has been applied for the CIS amount of £95.  The Credit Note also has the reference number of the invoice with an additional ‘C’ at the end (see highlighted value – Invoice 7C) denoting it to be a CIS Credit Note and a Retention Credit Note of £60 – Invoice 7RET to identify this as the retention credit against Invoice 7.

Clicking the View CIS Tab will bring up the CIS information for this invoice:

CIS SUpplier Transaction Enquiry Screen

Click the View Retention button to see the retention details:

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Clicking the Job Costing Tab will allow you to see which Job(s) the invoice is coded to.

NB: This tab will only be available when Job Costing is installed.


4. Adding a Payment to an Invoice with CIS

When a payment is made against an invoice that has a CIS Credit Note, then the payment needs to consider the CIS value.  Using the current example; if a payment of £1100 is paid against this invoice then the system will work out the CIS payment required, in this case, £100. This means that ‘partial’ payments can be made and the CIS will be paid for the same percentage as the ‘partial’ payment against the invoice.

Using the same invoice values as above, if we choose to pay £800 of the invoice then the system will work out what percentage £800 is of £1100 and apply that same percentage to the CIS amount of £100.

Here is the payment of £800 being applied to the invoice which has both Labour and Materials:

As this invoice is being Part Paid, you have the ability to say what you are allocating the payment to:

The default is for the payment to be split equally between Labour and Materials if the invoice is for both (if an Other amount had been entered on the invoice the split would be across all 3 elements).

The ratio of the payment to the invoice is £800 / £1100 = 0.72727272 therefore the Net is shown as 727.27.

The example below is showing that the Materials are being paid in full, which has re-calculated the Labour amount to be paid. As this is less than the amount on the invoice, the CIS value has also been re-calculated as the amount to be paid to HMRC is reduced.

When the transaction enquiry is shown for this payment we see that the payment of £800 is shown and is added to the allocated amount bringing that to £900 (boxed in green), leaving £300 outstanding (highlighted in yellow).

CIS Transaction Part Payment

However the CIS amount to be paid for this payment can be seen within the Submit CIS Return screen from the CIS menu:

CIS Return Screen

This shows that for that payment the CIS value to be paid is £72.73, worked out from the percentage amount of the £800 against the invoice amount of £1100. (These fields are explained in more detail in the CIS Menu section).


5. Amending Second Reference for CIS Related Invoices

The Amend Details option within Purchase Ledger, Adjust Transactions, will not show the CIS affected invoices as these have the CIS value allocated to them through the allocation of the credit note explained above.  Therefore, as there is an allocation against the invoice, Sage will not allow any changes to take place.

There is now a new check box call CIS entries that when checked will display the CIS Invoices that are allowed to be changed (not fully allocated).  This will only allow changes to the Second Reference details.

NB: the CIS entries check box will only be enabled if the supplier selected is a CIS sub-contractor.

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6. Appendix A – Automated Submission

There are a number of steps that make up the automated CIS submission process.  They all follow the HMRC schema and the following supporting documents:

The basic ‘conversation’ between our system (Client Application) and HMRC is shown below (taken from Government Gateway submission protocol version 3.1):

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7. Appendix B – XML Naming Conventions

There are a number of XML files that are sent/received during automated CIS submission process.  These, and their naming conventions, are as follows:

  • Sequence (see Appendix A) Filename convention
  • Submission Request CISreturn_Submission_yyyymmdd_hhmmss
  • Submission Acknowledgement CISreturn_Acknowledgement_yyyymmdd_hhmmss
  • Submission Poll CISreturn_Poll_yyyymmdd_hhmmss
  • Submission Response CISreturn_submit_Response_yyyymmdd_hhmmss
  • Delete Request CISreturn_Delete_yyyymmdd_hhmmss
  • Delete Response CISreturn_delete_Response_yyyymmdd_hhmmss

Key:

  • yyyymmdd – year month day (20120410) when file produced
  • hhmmss – hour minute seconds (122754) when file produced

These files will be located in the directory set up in the Settings in the XML Defaults section:

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The Submission Request file is found in the CIS Return File Location.  The Submission Acknowledgement file is found in the HMRC Response File Location.  All other files are found in the Processing Files Location.


8. Appendix C – XML File Layouts

Rather than print out all the XML files and go through each line, only the important areas are displayed.

Submission Request

The CISreturn_Submission_ file is the main driving file.  This is created from the CIS Return information and forms the actual submission to HMRC.

There are 3 main sections:

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NB: this file is taken from the same example throughout the document.  If there were multiple subcontractors then they would appear as extra<Subcontractor> nodes, one after another.


8.1. Submission Acknowledgement

The CISreturn_Acknowledgement_ file is returned when HMRC receive our CISreturn_Submission_ file. Essentially there is one section, and this will be duplicated throughout the rest of the files. The <Correlation ID> is the unique ID that is used throughout the rest of the files with any information displayed and the <Qualifier> and <Function> setting out the type of file.

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8.2. Submission Poll

The CISreturn_Poll_ file is our file polling HMRC to see if they have finished processing our CISreturn_Submission file. Essentially there is one section, and this will be duplicated throughout the rest of the files. The <Correlation ID> is the unique ID that is used throughout the rest of the files with any information displayed and the <Qualifier> and <Function> setting out the type of file.

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8.3. Submission Response

The CISreturn_Reponse_ file is HMRC’s response once finished processing our CISreturn_Submission file.  There are two sections, the first being much like the previous file and showing the <Correlation ID> is the unique ID that is used throughout the rest of the files with any information displayed and the <Qualifier> and <Function> setting out the type of file.

The second section gives the message, whether passed or failed (this is what is passed into the HMRC Submission Status screen and displayed on the returns).

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8.4. Delete Request

The CISreturn_Delete_ file is our file telling HMRC to clean up the files sent during submission.  Essentially there is one section and this will be duplicated throughout the rest of the files.  The <Correlation ID> is the unique ID that is used throughout the rest of the files with any information displayed and the <Qualifier> and <Function> setting out the type of file.

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8.5. Delete Response

The CISreturn_delete_Response_ file is HMRC telling us that the cleanup is done.  Essentially there is one section and this will be duplicated throughout the rest of the files.  The <Correlation ID> is the unique ID that is used throughout the rest of the files with any information displayed and the <Qualifier> and <Function> setting out the type of file.  It is when we receive this file that the HMRC Submission Status screen button changes to Exit and allows the end of the process.

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9. Enable Module

Start the Sage 200 application and login as a user with a role which has access to all the CIS features.  Click on the Enable Module.  Enter the enable string as per the screen below and hit OK:

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10. Reports


10.1. CIS Audit Report

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10.2. CIS Payments Detailed Report

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10.3. CIS Payments Detailed Report (E-mail)

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10.4. CIS Return Summary

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10.5. CIS Subcontractor Monthly Statement

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10.6. CIS Subcontractor Monthly Statement (E-mail)

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10.7. CIS Supplier List

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10.8. Pending CIS Verification

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11. Release Notes

The Release Notes document below shows which release of the CIS system includes which new features and for which version of Sage these will work.

The version number indicated in the CIS Release Notes includes a full release number and a sub version number; e.g. ’6.1′ indicates the full release version number of the software.  Pre-release version builds of the software are available to certain clients requiring new or enhanced features being developed from the Sicon Wish List.  If these versions are installed on your system, you will see an additional number e.g. 39.113 making up a specific database version and interim build number of 6.1.39.113.

It is unlikely that these features will be documented in this help and user guide until the end of the development phase.

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