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French income tax: Deadlines for 2021 declarations released

All French residents must declare, as well as non-residents with French-declarable income such as French rental income

It will soon be possible to make your declaration of 2021 income Pic: msgrafixx / Shutterstock

The deadline dates for this spring’s declarations of 2021 income have now been published.

The dates are similar to last year’s and, as usual, those declaring online have longer to declare than those declaring on the paper forms.

Remember that everyone who was a resident in France in 2021 must make a declaration (though in some cases it can be done ‘tacitly’ if you agree with information sent from the tax office) as well as non-residents abroad who have French-declarable incomes such as from renting out a French property.

As usual, declarations may be made by midnight on the deadline day.

Most people are now asked to make their declaration online at impots.gouv.fr, though if you are making your first declaration and have not yet obtained a fiscal number and opened an online space you will need to do a paper declaration this year, obtaining the relevant forms (such as the main 2042) using the search box on the tax website. These will be made available in the coming days.

Some French media have announced this Thursday as the opening day for online declarations, however we are double checking with the tax service, which has not made any formal announcements so far.

The declaration dates are as follows:

Declarations by paper

May 19, for both residents and non-residents

Online declarations

Departments 1-19 and non-residents: May 24

Departments 20-54: May 31

Departments 55-976: June 8

To understand more about French income tax, the changes this year, exchange rates and more see our guide to Income Tax in France 2022, at this link. 

The guide, priced €14.90, is a digital, turn-page publication, which can also be downloaded as a PDF document.

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