Following consultation in 2014, the latest set of changes decided upon by HMRC are about to take effect, writes Howard Royse.

By far the most significant of these is the move to mandatory online filing of monthly CIS 300 returns. There has been a steady move away from the submission of paper returns by contractors and now HMRC has decided that the minority must comply with the norm. To be fair though, disputes over late-submitted returns have tended to involve paper versions. Therefore around 20,000 contractors (or potentially, their agents) ought to have made preparations for this new method, or need to act very quickly.