Fuel allowance 2023: €100 for low-income workers
Publié le 07 mars 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
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To take over from the rebate at the pump for all that ended on December 31, starting in January 2023, a fuel allowance of €100 is being paid to the 10 million most modest workers. This aid is defined in a decree published in the Official Journal of 4 January 2023. Eligible individuals can apply from January 16 to March 31, 2023, using a form posted on the impots.gouv.fr website.
Scheduled until February 28, the possibility to claim the fuel allowance of €100 is extended until March 31, 2023. That is what the order in council in the Official Journal of 7 March 2023. Indeed, almost half of the 10 million households eligible for this premium have not yet applied for it.
Fuel rebate of 10 euro cents per liter granted since 16 November November ended December 31, 2022. In 2023, the fuel allowance is more targeted and concerns the most modest French who use their vehicle (car or two-wheeler) to go to work.
What are the conditions? How do I get this fuel allowance? Service-Public.fr answers you.
The deadline for claiming the fuel allowance of €100 is extended until the end of March.
Who are the people involved?
The fuel allowance of €100 covers the 50% of the most modest households that need their vehicle (car, two-wheeler, three-wheeler, thermal and/or electric) to get to their place of work, i.e. those in the "first five deciles".
The limit of 5e decile is one annual reference tax income per share less than € 14 700, which is approximately:
- < € 1 314 net/month for a single person;
- < 3 285 € net/month for a couple with one child;
- < 3 285 € net/month for a single person with two children;
- < € 3 941 net/month for a couple with two children;
- < 5 255 € net/month for a couple with three children.
If there are two workers in the household, it is their combined income.
This allowance is paid per person and not per household. Each member of a modest couple who uses their vehicle to get to their place of work will receive a €100 grant. The couple will therefore be able to benefit from €200 in aid for the purchase of fuel.
For a person who travels on average 12 000 km/year, this represents aid of the order of 10 euro cents per liter over the year.
About 10 million people are affected by this new pump aid.
FYI : To find out your benchmark tax income per unit, see your latest income tax notice. On the first page you will find your reference tax income and the number of shares of your household for 2021.
You have to divide your reference tax income by the number of shares in your household to know if you are not exceeding the limit of €14,700 per share.
Please note : Vehicles of the following categories: heavy motor quadricycles, agricultural vehicles (e.g. tractor or quad), heavy goods vehicles, official or service vehicles are not eligible for the fuel allowance.
Conditions to benefit from it?
To receive the fuel allowance, you must meet all of the following conditions:
- be established in mainland France, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique or Reunion and be resident for tax purposes in France for the year 2021;
- be at least 16 years of age on 31 December 2021;
- have reported, as income for 2021, an income from activities included in any of the following items on the income tax return:
- wages and salaries or similar income (excluding unemployment and early retirement);
- Industrial and Commercial Benefits (BIC) micro-entrepreneurs or professionals;
- non-commercial profits (NBC) micro-entrepreneurs or professionals;
- agricultural profits (BA).
- belong to a tax household of which the 2021 reference tax income per share snot exceeding € 14 700;
- not be liable for 2021 real estate wealth tax (IFI);
- to use a vehicle for professional purposes (including commuting) regularly insured. This vehicle may be a two-, three- or four-wheel, thermal and/or electric vehicle.
FYI : Students and apprentices can receive the fuel allowance of €100 if they comply with the eligibility conditions and use their vehicle to get to their place of work. They must have reported, as income for 2021, an income from activity. However, a student or apprentice who started working in 2022 will not be able to receive the fuel allowance.
How do I get this fuel allowance?
In order to receive this fuel allowance, it is compulsory to request it. You can ask for it since january 16, 2023 using a form posted on impots.gouv.fr. Your request must be completed before 31 March 2023.
If you do not have access to online services, you can contact the national telephone number since 16 January 2023: 0 806 000 229 (free service + call cost), accessible from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also contact your personal tax department.
If you are eligible, you must complete this form and indicate:
- your tax number (available on your tax notice or income tax return);
- carte grise your registration number or formula number (edition reference of the registration certificate) of your vehicle;
- complete an affidavit stating that you are using your vehicle to go to work.
The aid of €100 is then paid directly into the bank account that you have communicated to the tax authorities, without any further action on your part.
FYI : This aid package has a budget of around EUR 1 billion.