Levy Return and how to send

Once your business is registered with CITB, you need to send an annual Levy Return. You need to send a return even if you don’t train any workers.

Who must send a return

All employers in the construction industry must send a return under the Industrial Training Act 1982, so that we can assess how much levy you pay. See if you are classed as a construction employer.

Ways to send your Levy Return

You can send your return online or by post.

1. Online

You can complete your return using the CITB online service. You need to sign up to use this service. 

Already signed up?

Log into your account and send your return

Sign up to CITB online:

To set up an account, you will need your: 

  • CITB registration number
  • company name
  • first name and surname
  • email address – we’ll send your login to this address
  • telephone number.

We’ll then send you a login so you can activate your account. Have your details to hand when you do this.

This is an improved CITB online service, which launched in November 2016. If you used our online service prior to this, you'll need to sign up again and get a new login.

Sign up to CITB online

2. By post

Complete the Levy Return form we send you in spring 2017, and return it to the address on the form within 30 days of receiving it.

When to send your Levy Return

In spring 2017, we’ll send you a paper Levy Return. You must complete your return within 30 days of receiving this. 

If you have only recently registered your business with CITB, it can take several months before you receive your first levy return. The time this takes depends on the date you registered.

2016 Levy Return

The deadline for sending your 2016 Levy Return was 31 December 2016. If you missed the deadline, you won’t receive any further grants for training that took place in the 2016-17 grants scheme year.

However, Levy Returns that were submitted late due to technical issues will be treated as if they had been sent by the 31 December 2016 deadline.

Help with completing your Levy Return

Download our guidance notes to help you complete your return:

You might also find the levy calculator and CIS subcontractors useful.

You will need to keep records of your payroll and subcontractor payments for at least three tax years as you may be asked to provide these.

It’s important to be as accurate as possible as we verify the information on returns. 

To speak to someone at CITB about completing your return, call our levy team on 0344 994 4455.

After you submit your Levy Return

  1. CITB verifies returns for accuracy. 
  2. We calculate how much levy you need to pay and send you a Levy Assessment Notice.
  3. You pay the levy to qualify for grants.
 

Levy legislation

Read government legislation around the CITB levy:

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