Guides

If you’ve just begun your career in construction and have questions such as what does CIS stand for? or can I claim for my lunch as an expense? then you’re in the right place.

At Brian Alfred, not only are we experts at maximising your tax rebate but we understand that tax can be tricky. That’s why we’ve created our tax guides; a series of guides full of helpful advice aimed at helping you make sense of your money and how you can maximise your tax rebate each year.

Think we’ve missed something? Or have questions about tax you’d like us to answer? Simply send us a tweet letting us know and we’ll get our experts on the case.


Key Dates for the UK Tax Year

Discover all the important tax dates you need to know as a CIS worker.

Proof of Income for your Tax Rebate

Unsure about what you can use as proof of income? Our handy guide will help.

Becoming a Limited Company Director

Considering working as a limited company? Our guide looks at all you need to know.

How to Become a Self-Employed Mechanic

Have a passion for engines? Our guide tells you how you can turn that passion into…

Tax Rebates for PAYE Builders

PAYE Builder? Read our guide to getting your tax rebate.

Switching from PAYE to CIS as a Builder

Considering the switch from PAYE to CIS builder? We tell you how on our short guide.

Claiming Tax Back on Tools

Did you know you can claim tax back on tools? Find out more with our guide.

How do I apply for a tax rebate?

We weigh up the benefits of the ways you can apply for a tax rebate.

Marriage Tax Allowance

Discover the benefits of the marriage tax allowance for builders.

Uniform Tax Allowance for Builders and Mechanics

Find out whether you can benefit from the uniform tax allowance.

What is the CIS?

Our short guide to the CIS aims to answer all your questions about the scheme.

Builders Expenses Guide

Discover what you can and can't claim expenses for as a PAYE or CIS worker.