Mandatory Online Tax Declaration: How and When?

Online tax filing is now mandatory, and this can be confusing for some users who are not used to using the Internet. What is the procedure, what is the deadline, what are the advantages, can I still send my declaration by mail… so many questions we answer here.

The moment dreaded by so many French people is coming, it will be time to send his TAX RETURN In 2019, it is now mandatory to do this online. Don’t you understand how this works? Deadlines, how to access his account and make his statement… we explain it all.

How to report your taxes online

Although the declaration procedure tends to become simpler over time, it is not necessarily easy to find your way around, especially if this is the first time you are using the Internet (or if this is your very first declaration). Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Go to the impots.gouv.fr website.
  • At the top right, click on Your particular space
  • Enter your Tax number with 13 digits to log in (or create your account). This number can be found at the top of the first page of your paper tax return or on your last tax notice
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  • Enter your 7-digit reporting number (access number). This is on the first page of your last tax return.
  • Enter your reference tax income, which can be found on your last tax notice.
  • Mark your email address and choose a password. This will make it easier to connect to the service next time. Then, only the password and your tax number will be requested, without having to get your hands on the tax filer number and the tax reference income.
  • You can now validate your tax return as usual (you will be asked for your RIB as part of the withholding tax).

If you are unable to find any of the information needed to complete the declaration (tax number, access number, etc.), do not hesitate to contact your tax office.

The Benefits of Online Reporting

Declaring your taxes online is above all about simplifying your life and avoiding logistics that can be burdensome, both for the administration and for users. In particular, this allows corrections to be made in the event of an error, even if the declaration has already been validated. To do this, go back to your space and select Correct my 2019online return. Note that this also allows you to receive your tax notice more quickly.

Read also: Mandatory tax return abolished in 2020

Another advantage is that it prepares you for source picking. Upon validation of your return, the tool informs you of your future tax rate with the new system and offers you the various options available to you. But you can always take care of that later.

Deadlines for online tax reporting

To avoid problems, it is best to respect the dates imposed by the tax authorities The time limits are longer for online reporting than by mail (16 May 2019). Please note that the schedule varies according to the department in which you live.

April 10, 2019: Opening the online tax return

May 21, 2019: Deadline for submission of remote declarations for zone 1 (departments 1 to 19 and non-residents)

May 28, 2019: Deadline for remote declarations for zone 2 (departments 20 to 49)

June 4, 2019: Deadline for submission of remote declarations for zone 3 (departments 50 to 974/976)

Continue to report taxes by mail

If you are reading this article, you are certainly not concerned, but be aware that there is an exception that allows you to continue to send your tax return in paper format. If your main residence does not have internet access you can continue to fill in your forms as before, but it is better to justify the lack of connection to avoid trouble. It should be noted that computers are available to the public in the public finance centres in charge of taxes, allowing them to make their declarations online.

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