An annual Levy Return is required from all CITB registered employers due to be assessed a Levy.
Who must send a Levy Return
All employers in the construction industry are required to be assessed to Levy and complete and send a Levy Return under the Industrial Training Act 1982. This is so that we can assess how much levy you are required to pay.
See if you are classed as a construction employer.
If your business was registered with CITB after 31 March of any year, you will receive your first Levy Return the following Spring.
Ways to send your Levy Return
You can submit your Levy Return online or by post.
You can complete your Levy Return using the CITB online service. You need to sign up to use this service.
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Complete the Levy Return and return to the below address:
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
CITB Box 30
A Levy Return should be sent to you by post in Spring with a return envelope. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional copies.
Deadlines for sending your Levy Return
Failure to submit your completed 2022 Levy Return by 30 June 2022 will result in any grant claims being withheld until we receive your completed Levy Return.
Failure to submit your completed 2022 Levy Return by 30 November 2022 will mean your eligibility for all grant claims will be lost.
Failure to submit your completed 2022 Levy Return prior to Levy Assessment will result in an estimate assessment. The 2022 Levy Assessment is due to take place in Spring 2023.
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. Please note: for the 2020, 2021 & 2022 Levy Returns we will be including furlough payments made under the HMRC Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and where applicable any top up payments made to employees, in the payroll figure. You will find more information in the Levy Return guidance notes above.
It’s important to be as accurate as possible on your Levy Return. We check returns for potential errors and verify the information on returns to improve accuracy on Levy Assessments. Please respond to queries regarding your Levy Return as soon as possible to avoid delays in assessment or the issue of an estimated assessment.
For assistance with completing your return, please email our levy team: email@example.com.
After you submit your Levy Return
Step 1 – We check and verify returns for accuracy. We may contact you regarding any queries, please look out for this and respond as soon as possible.
Step 2 – In Spring, we calculate your Levy Assessment and send you a Levy Assessment Notice informing you of how much levy you need to pay, if any, with your payment options and payment dates.
Step 3 – If payment is due, you can make payment on Levy, either in one lump sum or by interest-free Direct Debit and can continue to qualify for grants. See How to pay the levy for more info on payment options.
Read government legislation around the CITB Levy: