How long does a refund take?
How long does a CIS tax refund take?
As with any other kind of tax refund, CIS claims take about 8-10 weeks for HMRC to process, on average. RIFT has its own specialist CIS team, working hard to maximise your refund and get it to you fast.
Your CIS refund includes your self assessment tax return and all paperwork and it’s all done together, for one simple price that includes all aftercare for the year. That means you get your money as fast as possible and we’re here for anything you need without having to worry about extra charges for our time, help or advice.
Once we've submitted the claim, of course, it's all in the taxman's hands. The wheels at HMRC can turn slowly sometimes, but there are a few things you can to to keep them moving:
- Get your SA1 and 64-8 forms signed and sent in as soon as possible. We can't move ahead with your claim unless your paperwork's in order.
- Check out our calendar of key days to make sure you aren't caught in one of HMRC's busiest periods.
- Use our documents checklist to make sure we've got all the information we need to process your claim. The more information you can give us, the smoother and faster your refund claim will go.
RIFT has seven teams working to make sure there's no hold-up at HMRC. From tax advisors and claim preparation experts to submissions and aftercare specialists, we handle everything. There's no worry about mistakes creeping into your claim and no sitting in phone queues waiting to talk to HMRC. We'll even chase up old employers if they're dragging their feet in sending the information we need. RIFT takes care of you all year round, offering advice, solving problems and answering questions.
If you don't want to wait for HMRC, you can get your money even faster with our Rapid Refunds service. This way, you'll get your refund within 24 hours of us receiving your signed forms. As always, everything's covered by our RIFT Guarantee. As long as you've given us the right information, your refund is protected.