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Taxation

Income Tax: Can I correct an error or omission in my return?

Publié le 11 août 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Crédits : © Antonioguillem - AdobeStock

Man discovering an error

Reading your tax notice, do you find that you have missed incorrect amounts, or even forgotten to mention income or expenses on your 2022 income tax return? Whether you've done it online or on paper, you can still edit it online until December 14, 2022. How do I proceed? Service-Public.fr explain it to you.

If you reported your income online

From August 3 to December 14, 2022, taxpayers can access the correction service for their 2022 tax return if they wish. Accessible directly on your Private Space on www.impots.gouv.fr, you must click « Correct my statement » to correct errors or to mention omissions. The on-line correction service is also available to users who are eligible for automatic declaration and who have used their option of dispensing with deposit.

You can correct:

  • your dependants;
  • your income;
  • your charges;
  • your tax cuts and credits;
  • real estate wealth tax (IFI).

You can also:

  • add or delete supporting declarations;
  • change the GIR when changing bank accounts.

You cannot edit:

  • civil status and family status: you must then send a letter of amendment to the public finance center by post, with an explanatory letter stating that this paper declaration replaces your first declaration made online.
  • the address of residence or sending: you must go through your Private Space, section « Manage my profile » then « Report a change of address ». You can also do this by mail at your tax center.

If after the service closes on December 14, 2022, you have not made any corrections, you will need to to lodge a complaint for any changes. You will then have until December 31, 2024 to do it online from the secure messaging of your Private Space, section « I point out an error in the calculation of my tax » or by mail to your public finance center.

You can also:

  • or go to the counter of your Personal Income Tax Department. A business card can be given to you as proof of deposit;
  • or call your public finance center.

Once the application has been processed, a corrective tax notice is sent to you by mail, in most cases within about 3 weeks.

  FYI : Correction of the tax return online is not possible on smartphone or tablet.

If you filed a paper return

The online correction service that allows you to change your tax return is not available for returns filed in paper format. To change your income tax return, you must inform your personal income tax department either:

  • by sending a letter;
  • or by filing a new tax return on paper.

In this case you must indicate on the 1re page DECLARATION OF AMENDMENT, CANCELATION AND REPLACEMENT and re-enter all reportable items, including the correct items of item 1re declaration.

After receiving your tax notice, you will be able to make a claim until December 31, 2024 for the 2021 tax return.

  Please note : You can get a blank income tax form #2042:

  • by printing it from www.impots.gouv.fr after searching for form 2042 in the search bar of the site - Forms.
  • or by removing it in a public finance center whose contact details can be found on tax.gouv in the section « Contact and appointment » located at the top of the screen or on the button « Contact and appointment » located at the bottom of the home page of www.impots.gouv.fr.

  Reminder : You can also ask your question by completing this contact form.

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