Tax 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.


What is Emergency Tax?

We take a closer look at emergency tax and what it could mean for you.

What is a P60?

Wondering what a P60 is? Find out what it contains, and when to expect one.

What is a UTR Number?

Learn more about the Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number, and when you'll need yours.

Do Tax Rebates Happen Automatically?

Do tax rebates happen automatically? We've taken a closer look at the rebate process.

What is the VAT Reverse Charge?

The VAT Reverse Charge changes how VAT is handled. Read our guide to find out more.

A Mechanic’s Guide to Tax Deductions

We've answered your most frequently asked questions around tax rebates for mechanics.

Guide to Insurance For Builders

What insurance do you need for your business? Read our guide to find out.

Can I Claim a Tax Refund if I Leave the UK?

Find out if you can claim a tax return if you move abroad.

How Do I Complete a CIS Tax Return?

Need a hand completing your tax return? Read our guide to discover what to do.

Guide to Travel Expenses for Builders

Discover if you can claim tax relief on the cost of travel as a builder.

Mechanic Tax Rebates

Mechanic? Read our guide for help with your tax rebate and return.

Builders Tax Returns and Rebates

Discover how we help builders with their tax returns.

How to Submit a Late Tax Return

Find out what happens if your return is late.

Tax Dictionary

Our dictionary breaks down some of the most common tax terms.

How to Claim a CIS Tax Refund

Find out if you're entitled to a tax rebate as a CIS worker.

What Are My Responsibilities as a CIS Builder?

Discover how to join the CIS and what your responsibilities will be.

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…

PAYE Tax Rebates for the Construction Industry

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

The Difference Between CIS and PAYE

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

How to Claim Tax Back on Tools

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

How to 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 Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

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

Guide to Expenses for Construction Workers

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