French tax declaration website back online after 'discrepancies' force shutdown

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French tax declaration website back online after 'discrepancies' force shutdown
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The French website that allows users to make their annual tax declaration online is back up and running after it was suspended on Friday due to what the Finance Ministry described as 'discrepancies'.


Almost everyone who lives in France, as well as non-residents who have income in France, is required to file the annual tax declaration.

This can now be done online, and the website opened for the 2022 declarations on Thursday, April 7th.

However, on Friday morning the online declaration portal was taken down after a glitch that affected "about one million taxpayers" according to a spokesperson for the DGFiP.

The service remained down over the weekend, and came back online on Monday.


People who have already filed their declaration now have the option to check it now the site has been restored, and the DGFiP has said that the disruption will have no effect on the tax rates that people are charged, or the deduction of taxes at source.

The declaration must be completed by residents of France, even if all your income comes from overseas - eg a UK pension. If you have no income in France you will probably not be liable for any tax, but you still have to complete the declaration.

The deadline to have the declaration completed is late May or early June, depending on where you live and how you file - full details here.

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