French tax returns 2020 - 2021
French Income and Wealth Tax returns.
Tax year 1st January – 31st December 2020
Income Tax (Impôt sur le Revenu)
Both residents of France and non-residents with French
property or income are obliged to submit an annual income tax
The French tax year is equal to the calendar year. The presentation deadlines are as follows:
Manual returns: 12th June.
Returns filed by internet: 4th June.
Our charge for the preparation and submission of the returns for a single property, is 155 Euros plus VAT. For manual filing, an additional 10 Euros is added to cover postal charges.
For manual returns, the deadline is 12th June. The deadlines for returns filed by internet is as follows:
4th June: Départements 01 to 19;
8th June: Départements 20 to 54;
11th June: Départements 55 to 974.
Our standard charges before VAT are 190 Euros for a single return, and 245 Euros for a family return. Fee reductions may apply in cases where the client's tax situation is straightforward and there are limited sources of income to declare. For manual filing, an additional 10 Euros is added to cover postal charges.
If you would like us to complete and file your tax return, please complete our Tax Questionnaire and return to us by e-mail or fax.
Returns can be submitted from the following dates:
Online filing: 20th April;
Manual filing: Around early May.
After we file your Tax Return, the Tax Office will calculate the tax due and send you a payment notice, Avis d’Imposition. The date of issue is by late September. In the event that tax is payable the payment notice will include a payment slip for you send to the Tax Office along with a cheque. Online payment options and direct debit are also available.
Wealth Tax (Impôt de solidarité sur la fortune)
Residents of France are subject to Wealth Tax on their
worldwide net assets, although there are now exemptions
available for the first five years of residence, please contact
us for details. Non-residents only pay Wealth Tax on their
French net assets.
Eligible assets include property; cash in deposit accounts and other financial investments. Business assets are generally exempt.
You need to declare if your taxable net assets are over € 1,300,000.
Wealth Tax is now declared as part of the income tax declaration. Our charges to include Wealth Tax in your return start at 50 Euros, please contact us for a quotation.
If you are looking for a French tax return service for 2021 (tax year 2020) or to submit tax returns for France for the year 2020 (deadline May/ June 2021) then we will be happy to assist you. For those seeking the services of an accountant to complete and submit their 2021 French non-residents income tax returns, for the year ended 31st December 2020, or to assist with their 2021 French residents tax returns (for the year 2020), deadline during May-June 2021, then we provide a friendly and responsive service. We specialise in the completion and submission of income tax returns for France for residents or non residents. The current French tax returns, for the year 2020, are due by a date in May-June 2021 for residents and non-residents of France, with extensions granted for online filing via the French Tax Office (Impots) system.