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Income Tax in France 2022 (for 2021 income)

Published 3 April 2022

This guide is a digital, turn-page version which can be downloaded as a PDF and is searchable

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(inc. TVA)

  • Digital turn-page guide, also downloadable (PDF)

UPDATED 5 May 2022

- Primarily aimed at Britons, covers pensions, rent, ISAs, shares, savings and interest
- Overview of online declarations + step-by-step guide to the French printed forms
- Includes updates given automatically after this year's site opened

Updated On


5 May 2022

Digital Only


(inc. TVA)

  • Digital turn-page guide, also downloadable (PDF)

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More about this guide

This guide is published in 100% digital / downloadable pdf format allowing us to make updates to it automatically as more information is released by the French tax authorities.

The updates will be an addendum to your guide and an email will be sent alerting you to these.

Primarily aimed at Britons living in France or those in the UK receiving income from France such as from renting out a holiday home here, the guide details information needed to make your declaration.

It shows declarable income such as pensions, rent, ISAs, shares, savings and interest, with a step-by-step guide to the French forms*.

Contents include:

  • Changes this year (2022), relating to declarations for 2021 income
  • Double tax treaties and Brexit
  • Tax bands and exchange rates 
  • The ways Brexit changes tax (there are some)
  • When do you become a tax resident of France?
  • Income to be declared
  • Prélèvement à la Source (PAS – At source taxation)
  • How to change your rate if circumstances change
  • How your family situation changes the amount of tax you pay
  • Social charges: rates and when they are applicable
  • Claiming tax credits
  • Non-residents and French rental income
  • Ways to lower your tax bill
  • French social charges post Brexit + how to claim back any overpayments
  • Airbnb income
  • Declaring foreign bank accounts and investments schemes
  • Treatment of UK state pensions and UK government pensions
  • UK rental income
  • Online and paper form declaration options
  • Step-by-step guide to filling in key declaration sections
  • Personal allowances in two countries - how does it work?
  • Reader questions and answers
  • Self-employment
  • Deadlines for payment
  • Wealth tax: Who has to pay this?

The guide is available to view / download from My Account immediately after purchase. 

*IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Please note the guide gives step-by-step guidelines for completing the printed tax forms which many readers often do before making an online declaration.

It also includes information on the online process which is obligatory in most cases now. However, because everyone’s online experience is different we can only give an overview of this and not a step-by-step guide to this part. 

We use the latest layout available which is taken from last year’s forms as the French tax authorities do not release any changed forms prior to the opening of the declaration period, so after publication of this guide.

We will add an addendum(s) to the guide detailing any relevant changes and alert you of this by email.  

The information in this guide is of a general nature, it is not advice which if needed can be sought by instructing a professional on the specifics of your case. All purchases are subject to our terms and conditions.