What is the deadline for filing income tax this year? The reporting period began on April 7. The deadlines vary according to the choice of medium because, if the electronic declaration is now the norm, some taxpayers can still complete a paper form.
►May 18, deadline for the paper declaration
Taxpayers who have not switched to online reporting have until May 18, 2022 to return their tax return, regardless of their place of residence. The postmark is authentic.
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In principle, online declaration has been compulsory since 2019. Only people who do not have access to the Internet or who do not master the tool retain the possibility of remaining on the paper form. Taxpayers opting for this format when they have the possibility of using the Internet theoretically expose themselves to a fine.
►Online, three dates depending on the department
The deadline for the online declaration varies according to the department of residence of the taxpayer. Three zones have been determined by the tax authorities, each with its deadline for validating its declaration.
♦ The May 24, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. at the latest for the 1D zone, which concerns the departments whose number goes from 1 (Ain) to 19 (Corrèze) as well as for people not residing in France.
♦ The May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. for the 2and zone, which concerns departments 20 (Corsica) to 54 (Meurthe-et-Moselle).
♦ June 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. for the departments numbered from 55 (Meuse) to 976 (Mayotte).
To declare online, you must connect to your private space from the impots.gouv.fr website, with your tax number and password. If you do not have a password, you will need to enter your tax number, as well as your online access number, which you can find on the tax return received in April and your reference tax income (RFR) . The latter can be consulted on the tax notice for the previous year.
For those who do not yet have a tax number, it is necessary in this case to contact the personal tax service, on site or online.
Once connected to your space, you can select the “Declare my income” service. The pre-filled declaration will then appear based on the information already known by the administration. You can correct if necessary, and complete the different boxes corresponding to your situation.
►Between July 25 and August 5, 2022, receipt of tax notices online
Once the data has been transmitted, the tax authorities calculate the amount due. This will appear on your tax notice available on the website between July 25 and August 5, except in special cases.
The date of receipt of the document varies depending on the situation. Shipments are made from July 25 if you receive a refund from the tax authorities or you no longer have any amount to pay. They will start from July 29 if the tax already deducted at source turns out to be lower than what you actually owe and the tax authorities therefore ask you to pay the difference.
If you have chosen to keep a paper notice, the tax notice should reach you between July 29 and August 26.