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Need to declare income in France? Here is when and where you can do it

French authorities have announced when the window for making 2022 income declarations will open and close

Most people in France now declare their income taxes on the government website Pic: HJBC / Shutterstock

It is the announcement you have been waiting for!

If you have to make income declarations to France’s tax authorities, the government has unveiled the calendar for doing so. 

From Thursday, April 13, you will be able to submit your details at

The declarations apply to anyone who lives in France, as well as non-residents with French income to declare, the most common being money from renting out French properties.

You will have between six and eight weeks to make your income declarations, depending on where you live in France:

  • Departments numbered 01-19 and non-residents: The deadline to complete your declaration is May 25, 2023

  • Departments 20-54: June 1, 2023

  • Departments 55 and above: June 8, 2023

Those who are making paper declarations, for example, people submitting for the first time or those who do not have an internet connection at home, should declare by midnight on May 22. This includes non-residents.

The vast majority of taxpayers now use the online service, however, if you declare by paper, then prefilled forms for those who have declared before will be sent out to you between April 6-25.

The declaration made this year will cover income for the year 2022.

Missing the deadlines can see your tax bill increase by 10% by way of penalty, up to a maximum of 40% extra if your declaration has still not been made within 30 days of a reminder notice.

The Connexion will be publishing our annual help guide to French income tax later this month. It includes information on topics such as how to declare common kinds of income, how to claim tax credits and other ways of lowering your tax bill, and how your bill is worked out.

Read also

France taxes at source so why do I have to complete a tax return?

How can I claim my French income tax deduction for over-65-year-olds?

How can I check that my French income tax bill is correct? 

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