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Income tax: can we pay by instalments?

Verified 01 janvier 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Since the introduction of the withholding tax, the down payment applies only to self-employed workers and certain farmers.

Prepayments are taken directly from your bank account from one of the following dates:

  • 15 January
  • February 15 if you chose the quarterly

  Please note : you must continue to file your tax return each year.

General case

Prepayments are calculated by taxes automatically according to the last situation known by their services.

Farmers

You chose the tax on the three-year average

The down payment is the twelfth of the average of the last 3 years.

Other

Prepayments are calculated by Taxes automatically according to the last situation known by their services.

If your situation changes, you can ask to change your pick rate on your personal area of the site taxes.govt.fr.

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Ministry of Finance