Can mystery €200 rebate be French tax rebate?

We had a pleasant surprise when we checked our avis d’impôt tax statement and saw there was a rebate of over €200 on top of the fact that we owed €0 as usual. Our income is government pensions and UK rental income, taxed in the UK. Is there a logical reason for this rebate?  I.S.

We cannot be certain without seeing your tax assessment but here are some possible explanations.

It may be linked to the change in France this year to “at source” income tax which began for 2019 income.

This is combined with a tax credit to annul income tax on many kinds of income for the tax year 2018. This is because for all years of income up to and including income of 2017, income earned was taxed in ...

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