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Construction Industry Scheme Reform Manual

Monthly Return: Rapid Data Capture (RDC) guidance: multiple returns


CISR68000 Information guide contents

Under Regulation 4 SI2005/2045 a contractor is required to make only one monthly return (CIS300) which contains all of the information relating to payments made to subcontractors during that particular filing month. It is not acceptable for a contractor to file several contractor returns which together compile the total of the payments made to subcontractors during that month.

Exceptionally if you find that there is already a contractor’s return for the scheme and period that you are manually trying to capture, you will be taken to the ‘Other Return Exists’ window. This displays the message ‘Check scheme reference and period before continuing.’

The [Other Return Exists] window will display the AO reference, return period and date return processed, plus Nil return, subcontractor employment status, subcontractors verified and future inactivity boxes, showing which ones have been checked. Any subcontractor details will also be shown at the bottom of the screen.

The [Re-enter Details] button will appear next to the [Continue Capture] button.

The options then available are:-

  1. If you are satisfied that the references have been captured correctly, select the [Continue Capture] button.
  2. If the period needs to be amended, select the [Re-enter Details] button. This takes you back to ‘Return Details’ window with the pre-populated references and then allows you to re-enter or alter the Return Period.
  3. If a different Scheme needs to be entered (that is, because the wrong one was input in error) select the ‘Cancel’ button. This takes you back to the ‘Identify Customer’ window which allows you to continue as in CISR68700.