Taking on the tax office in France

If you completed your tax return in May, you can look forward to the bill, the avis d’impôts, about now. If everything is as expected then be happy you have made your contribution to the republic and relax until next May.

But if it is much more than forecast, what next?

We have many more tax office battles every year, ever more numerous and longer to get to the right decision (ie. agreeing with us!).

We have also seen far fewer errors, where the declarations have been made online, and it also makes corrections easier.

First thing to remember is that the tax office may be right, so be kind and courteous when visiting to state your view. Offer your gratitude if they quickly acknowledge and correct immediately. It is not a good idea to be on bad terms with your local tax office.

The main error we see is the application ...

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