Taxpayers will be able to report their income online starting Thursday, April 7.
Kick-off of the 2021 income declaration campaign. From Thursday April 7, French people will be able to access the online declaration service on the tax website to make their situation known to the tax authorities.
The closing date of this campaign for online declarations depends on the department of residence. Thus, taxpayers from departments 1 to 19 will have until May 24 included to complete the form, those of departments 20 to 54 until May 31st and those of departments 55 to 976 until June 8.
Note that the online declaration is mandatory, with some exceptions. Taxpayers who will not be able to declare their income online will therefore be able to continue to do so in paper format until the deadline set in May 19 included.
For more than 11 million tax households eligible for the “automatic declaration”, no action will be necessary. The absence of a response will be worth validation.
Reimbursement from July 22
Once the declarations have been sent, the tax authorities will be responsible for calculating, if necessary, a new withholding tax rate on the basis of the information provide. This rate will apply from August 1st.
The declaration of income will also allow you to regularize your situation. By comparing the sums deducted at source throughout the year and the information provided by the declaration, the tax authorities will be able to tell whether the taxpayer has paid a sufficient amount of tax, too low or too high.
If the tax collected by the administration is too high in view of the taxpayer’s situation, the taxpayer will be reimbursed between July 22 and August 5. Otherwise, the taxpayer who has not paid enough tax will be deducted on September 26 if the amount to be paid is less than 300 euros. If it is higher, the sample will be taken in four times on September 26, October 24, November 24 and December 26.