The income declaration campaign opened on April 14 is following its course with its successive deadlines. The first deadline, May 22, was for taxpayers still using the paper form. The second, on May 25, was for households in the first zone, that of departments 1 to 19. From now on, it is the households in the second zone who must validate their 2023 declaration as soon as possible.
For taxpayers in departments numbered 20 (2A and 2B for Corsica) to 54 (Meurthe-et-Moselle) there are only a few hours left to complete the formalities and complete their tax return online on the tax site. The deadline expires for them this Thursday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
The taxpayers of the last departments, numbered from 55 (Meuse) to 976 (Mayotte) and including all of Île-de-France, will be the following. They benefit from an additional week and must validate their declaration no later than Thursday, June 8 at 11:59 p.m.
This succession of deadlines has become a classic of the tax return for many years. This staggering was set up by Bercy in order to smooth out connection peaks. Since taxpayers tend to connect en masse a few hours before the deadline, the multiplicity of deadlines thus makes it possible to distribute the flows.
A 10% penalty in case of delay
Even after filing their declaration, taxpayers retain the possibility of editing it to correct any errors. On the other hand, taxpayers who do not respect the deadline for their area to validate their declaration expose themselves to a financial penalty.
A simple delay can thus give rise to an increase of 10% of the tax to be paid, recalls the general direction of public finances. Penalties which can then climb to 20% or 40% if the taxpayer continues to hide in the sand and does not fulfill his reporting obligation after being called to order by the tax authorities.