The French tax office has started posting Impot sur le revenu forms from 29th March to French tax residents. Don’t worry if you have not received your copy yet, as it takes a couple of weeks to arrive (For instance, I had not received mine on the day I wrote this blog entry - 10th April).
If you have created your business in France in 2018, you will be completing your 1st French income tax form and will therefore have to complete a paper version. Online declarations can only be done once you have completed a 1st paper version and have received your numéro fiscal and numero de declarant en ligne. Both numbers will be written on your income tax attestation Avis de situation declarative à l’impot sur le revenu 2018 .
2019 Income tax deadlines to keep an eye on
- From 29th March: paper declarations posted by Impots.
- 10th April: online declaration site opens (only for people who have made a paper declaration in the past).
- 16th May: deadline to return your paper declaration.
- The deadline for online declaration varies according to your region: Zone 1 (i.e. departments 01 to 19) 21st May, zone 2 (i.e. departments 20 to 49) 28th May, zone 3 (i.e departments 50 to 976) 4th June.
For new residents having arrived in France in 2018 or new entrepreneurs having created their business in 2018, there could be a mishap, where the tax office forgets to post a paper form to you. No need to panic, as you will be able to download the key forms (2042 C and 2042 CPro) on Impots website.