Be careful, there are only a few days left to complete your tax return!

Be careful, there are only a few days left to complete your tax return!
Be careful, there are only a few days left to complete your tax return!

For departments 01 (Ain) to 19 (Corrèze)as well as for French people living abroad, the deadline for completing their declaration is Thursday May 23, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

For departments 20 (Corsica) to 54 (Meurthe-et-Moselle), The deadline for completing your declaration is Thursday May 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

For departments 55 (Meuse) to 974/976 (Mayotte), The deadline for completing your declaration is Thursday June 6, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Should we declare online or on paper?

Since 2019, income declaration must be completed online. However, taxpayers whose main residence is not equipped with internet access or who are not able to make this declaration digitally can still submit it in paper version. The income tax return must then be sent before Tuesday May 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m., including for French residents abroad.

What are the risks for latecomers?

Once the declaration deadline has passed, it is still possible to declare your income. The online declaration tool remains available for a certain period of time after the deadline. Once it has disappeared, it is still possible to make your declaration on paper, by contacting your public finance center directly.

However, if you are late, you will have to pay penalties, will be subject to an increase in your taxes and, possibly, late payment interest.

The tax increase is progressive depending on the delay:

– If you have not yet received a letter of formal notice at the time of your declaration, your taxes will be increased by 10%

– If you declare your income within 30 days following a formal notice, your taxes will be increased by 20%

– If you declare your income beyond 30 days following a formal noticeyour taxes will be increased by 40%

And be careful, the penalties for late declaration are calculated on the entire tax due over the year (without taking into account the advance payments and deductions already paid). The amount can therefore turn out to be very significant.

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