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Income tax - First tax return

Verified 08 avril 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Additional cases ? Income tax: annual return

At age 18, if you are not attached to your parent's tax home, you must complete a tax return under certain conditions.

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You were born in 2002

You have the following choices:

  • Report your personal income from the day you turn 18 to December 31 (or your lack of income)
  • Attach to your parents' tax home for the year you turn 18

You were born between 1999 and 2001

You have the following choices:

You were born between 1995 and 1998

You have the following choices:

You were born before 1995

You must subscribe your own tax return.

If you are not taxable, you must still file a return in order to receive a notice of non-taxation. This document allows you to take certain steps and benefit from certain advantages (for example, exemption from housing tax).

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You receive a tax letter

You receive mail in April, if you are 20 years of age or older and were attached to your parents' tax home last year.

You must create your specific space online with the tax number and access number provided. Choose a password and add a tax reference income of 0.

Taxes: access your Home

Ministry of Finance

You do not receive tax mail

You must request a tax number from the Tax site.

Choose "You are an individual", "Your request concerns access to your particular space", and then "I don't have a tax number".

Online Declaration

Internet reporting is mandatory if your main residence is equipped with internet access and you are able to make your declaration online.

2021 Online 2020 Income Statement

Ministry of Finance

Before validating your pre-completed return online, you must verify the information provided and, if necessary, correct and complete it. Keep supporting documents for 3 years if requested by the administration.

Paper Declaration

In 2021, you can report your income on paper if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Your main residence is not equipped with internet access
  • It is equipped with internet access, but you are not able to make your declaration online

You will use the pre-completed paper return received between April and June 2021. Depending on your situation, this is the return No 2042 or 2042 C. Declaration #2042 RICI groups major tax credits and reductions.

If you do not receive a print (1st declarationchange of address, change in family situation), you can report online or download the necessary declarations from early May on service-public.fr or www.impots.gouv.fr.

Certain income is to be reported on a separate return. You can also download them online. The main annexed declarations are:

Before signing your return, you must verify the information provided and, if necessary, correct and complete it.

You do not have to attach supporting documents to your paper return unless they are documents prepared by you (such as a detailed list of your actual expenses). However, keep the documents for 3 years if requested by the administration.

The deadline varies depending on whether you file your return on paper or online.

The 2021 2020 income tax return commenced on April 8, 2021.

Internet declaration

Deadline to file your tax return online

Department

Reporting deadline

1 to 19

Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 23:59

20 to 54 (including 2A and 2B)

Tuesday 1to June 2021 at 11:59 PM

55 to 974/976

Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 11.59pm

Non-residents

Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 23:59

2021 Online 2020 Income Statement

Ministry of Finance

Paper Declaration

For the year 2021, the tax return must be filed before Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., including for French residents on the foreigner.