HMRC are making changes to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) online verification service. From April 2017, contractors must use an approved method of electronic communication to verify their subcontractors.
This means that from April 2017 HMRC will no longer accept any telephone calls to verify subcontractors, so from then you must verify subcontractors using the HMRC CIS Online Service: https://www.gov.uk/use-construction-industry-scheme-online or using commercial CIS software.
This change is intended to increase efficiency and accuracy, and to reduce administration.
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