French 2019 personal income tax declaration delayed

By Valérie Aston on 1 April 2020 · Viewed 2015 times · Questions

Gerard Dramanin, Minister of Action and Public Accounts announced on 31st March that the launch of the French income tax declaration campaign is postponed for ten days. We should have declared our 2019 income from 9th April 2020, but we will do so from 20th April 2020.  Paper declarations will have to be returned by 12th June, while online declarations will have to be completed between 4th or 11th June depending on the department you live in. 

Declaring your 2019 French income tax online

This can only be done if you already have a French income tax number called numéro fiscal. You will find this number on your attestation de revenu 2018, if you completed an income tax form last year. Or you may have requested a numéro fiscal from your tax office when you arrived in France. 

Timescale to complete your 2019 French income tax online:

The online income tax service will be open from 20th April 2020 and until the following deadlines established by department:

  • Departments 01 to 19 - 4th June 4 at 11.59pm
  • Departments 20 to 54: 8th June 8 at 11.59pm
  • Departments 55 to 976: 11th June 11 at 11.59pm

Timescale for paper declaration

As France is moving to an online system, only taxpayers who declared by paper in 2019 will receive a paper declaration form from 20th April until mid-May depending on the postal service. The deadline to return your tax form is 12th June at 11.59 p.m.

Where can I get a copy of the 2019 French income tax declaration form 

If you don't have an online account or don't receive a paper declaration, you will be able to download the forms from Impot's website. You can download the 2019 Income tax forms here.

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About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.