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The business accounting software for construction and trades

If you manage a construction business or work as a tradesperson building, plumbing or wiring, boss it by saving time on your admin. And with CIS and domestic VAT reverse charge compliance built-in, you can have added peace of mind.

Create quotes and invoices quickly and get paid faster 

With cloud accounting software for construction it's simple to create, send, and review invoices so it’s easy for customers to pay you. And with real-time reporting, you can track your payments every step of the way.

Free up your evenings from admin

It’s time to say goodbye to repetitive bookkeeping tasks. Automate mundane, manual data entry, reconcile bank transactions, and give bookkeepers and accountants a single place to access real-time transactional data.

Take the stress out of CIS deductions and compliance

Stay confident, compliant, and in control with free direct integration with HMRC to calculate domestic VAT reverse charge and submit CIS. Produce your payment and deduction statements quickly from a single secure source.

Stay in control of cash flow

Make informed business decisions with accurate forecasts showing money coming in and out of your business. Get paid faster with actionable insights.

Manage payroll and payments, worry free

Pay your people on time, every time. Whether employees are using Sage Payroll or subcontractor invoices, you can automatically calculate deductions, taxes, and track payments.

Manage your business anywhere with the mobile app

Work your way, whether you’re on-site, at home or on the go. With cloud accounting software for electricians, plumbers and builders, you can raise quotes, track invoices, stay on top of payments and much more using your mobile device.

Choose the best accounting software for your small construction business

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Accounting

Start

£12 + VAT/mo

Entry-level accounting software. Ideal for subcontractors and sole traders.

  • Create and send invoices
  • Track what you’re owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports one user
  • Manage CIS contractor transactions
  • Supports CIS reverse charges for VAT
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Accounting

Standard

£24 + VAT/mo

Standard accounting software for contractors and subcontractors.

  • Create and send invoices
  • Track what you’re owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, worth £40 p/m (2)
  • Manage CIS contractor transactions
  • Supports CIS reverse charges for VAT
  • Submit CIS directly to HMRC
    Accounting

    Plus

    £30 + VAT/mo

    Advanced accounting software for contractors and subcontractors with inventory.

    • Create and send invoices
    • Track what you’re owed
    • Automatic bank reconciliation
    • Calculate and submit VAT
    • Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
    • Supports unlimited users
    • Run advanced reports
    • Send quotes and estimates
    • Forecast cash flow
    • Manage purchase invoices
    • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, worth £40 p/m (2)
    • Invoice in multiple currencies
    • Manage inventory
    • Manage CIS contractor transactions
    • Supports CIS reverse charges for VAT
    • Submit CIS directly to HMRC

    **Start your free trial and receive 1 month free, then £12/£24/£30 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
    (1) Starting at 5 employees from £7.00 per month + VAT with the option to add employee tiers for up to 100 employees.
    (2) Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices and supplier statements with AutoEntry, free for your first 3 months. Subject to fair usage policy. Standard and Plus tiers only.

    FAQs

    Our accounting software for small electrical contractors, plumbers and tradespeople is easy to use cloud accounting software that you can use on the go to manage your finances quickly and efficiently. Our customers within the construction industry use Sage Accounting to:

    • Quickly raise quotes and invoices to get paid faster with recurring sales invoices
    • Unlock detailed business information with instant reports of invoices and payments
    • Stay compliant by calculating and submitting VAT within our software
    • Pay employees on time, every time with Sage Payroll
    • Manage finances and keep on top of your business wherever you’re working from with the Sage Accounting mobile app
    • Invite your accountant or bookkeeper and give them permission to view your finances with shared access to your Sage Accounting data for greater collaboration

    Managing a business comes with the responsibility of managing payments, expenses, income, invoices or tax returns. To stay organised and to reduce admin, you need the best accounting software for small construction businesses to manage your accounts from one place. You can use Sage Accounting on the go to easily snap and capture receipts and invoices, reconcile bank transactions on your business account, and see how much money your business earns per month or quarter. You can easily prepare for a VAT return to HMRC. And you can work with an accountant and comply with HMRC guidelines for Making Tax Digital and Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

    Whether you’re managing a construction business, or you’re a plumber, an electrician or a builder, you need cloud construction accounting software that can reduce admin time, give you clear visibility of finances and make it easy to get paid. With Sage, you can unlock these benefits at any location, at any time with accounting software that’s perfect for construction businesses. Trusted by workers across the industry, Sage Accounting gives you the flexibility to work in a way that suits you, all while helping you stay HMRC-compliant.

    Use Sage Accounting to snap and capture receipts and invoices and reconcile bank transactions on your business account. And see how much money you earn each month or quarter and prepare for a VAT return to HMRC. It's also ideal for working with an accountant and complying with HMRC Making Tax Digital guidelines.

    Manage your contacts and finances securely with Sage Accounting. Record your contractors, subcontractors and business contacts in a single secure cloud accounting solution, including managing important details like UTR (unique tax reference), deduction rates and verification numbers.

    There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

    Automate manual tasks

    By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

    • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
    • Add invoices in bulk to save time
    • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
    • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
    • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock - quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
    • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

    AutoEntry

    Spend less time on admin and more time on your construction work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

    Other ways to save time:

    • Use dashboards to view your financial data instantly
    • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
    • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real-time from anywhere with the mobile app
    • Submit CIS and calculate domestic VAT reverse charge quickly and easily with free integration with HMRC
    • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

    Tried and trusted

    14,000+ UK accountants

    1 million British businesses

    HMRC-recognised

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    Gain control and maximise profit

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    “It’s so easy. Rather than digging out all the invoices to see the pricing of building materials, the information is there so you can quickly calculate cost and our profit margin.”

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    In this guide you'll find out more on:


    • What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?
    • How to register for the CIS
    • CIS requirements for contractors
    • CIS requirements for subcontractors
    • Tackling domestic VAT reverse charge for construction
    • How Sage Business Cloud Accounting can help with CIS

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