Taxpayers, you will fill out your tax return a little later than expected! Because of the coronavirus health crisis, Bercy decided to postpone the launch of this campaign for a week, which raises many questions from the French people every year. In 2019, 4.5 million of them went to the counters of the public finance departments.
So, to avoid undermining the containment systems, Gérald Darmanin announced on Tuesday that the tax calendar had been changed. Taxpayers who made a paper declaration in 2019 will receive their paper declaration from the tax authorities from April 20 and until mid-May, depending on the postal service. For taxpayers who declared online last year, no paper version will be sent to them this year. Users will simply receive an email informing them that the impots.gouv.fr site is open to receive remote declarations from Monday, April 20.
12 million households will not need to declare their income
Until when can you declare your income online? If you live in a department number 01 to 19 or you are non-resident in France, you have until June 4 11:59 p.m. to report. The inhabitants of departments 20 to 54 have until June 8 and those of departments 55 to 974/976 have until June 11. Finally, taxpayers who send a paper version have until the evening of June 12.
Be careful however! With the withholding tax, not all taxpayers will be required to complete a tax return this year. According to the Directorate General of Public Finance (DGFiP), around 12 million tax households will have no steps to take in 2020.
Are you one of them? If you did not change your address or family situation in 2019, if you did not have any income from property or income from self-employed professions, if you did not have an unusual inflow of money that could have escape tax administration or if you are not one of the taxpayers whose situation requires specific information (childminders, non-residents, journalists, etc.), it is likely that you have nothing to report.