Construction industry (T5018)

If you are an individual, partnership, trust, or corporation involved in construction activities which provide your primary source of business income and you make payments to subcontractors for construction services, you must report amounts paid or credited (whether by cheque, cash, barter, or offset against an amount owing).

Construction activities relate to the erection, excavation, installation, alteration, modification, repair, improvement, demolition, destruction, dismantling, or removal of any part of a building, structure, surface or sub-surface construction.

If more than 50% of a business' income-earning activities are derived from construction, its primary activity is deemed to be construction. In many cases there are businesses which have significant amounts of construction done for them or by them, but this activity is not their principal business and they do not have to report under the Contract Payment Reporting System (CPRS).


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