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Deadlines, news… What you need to know about the 2021 income tax return – Economy


  • 1 What is the deadline for filing your 2021 tax return?
  • Prime Minister Jean Castex and Minister of Public Accounts Olivier Dussopt will officially kick off the campaign this Thursday, April 8 income tax. The tax administration has already communicated the deadlines for making its declaration. For the paper version, the deadline is May 20 at midnight. For the online version, it all depends on the department in which your home is located. If you live in Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère or Ille-et-Vilaine, you must return your copy before June 1, 2021. If you live in Morbihan, you will have until June 8, 2021.

    Remember that if you are late, your tax will be increased by 10%. This increase can even reach 20% if you do not file your declaration before the administration gives you formal notice, or even 40% if you still have not submitted your declaration 30 days after this formal notice.

  • 2 Who will be able to benefit from the automatic declaration?
  • The number of beneficiaries of the automatic declaration will increase. Launched last year, it will indeed be accessible to households having declared a birth or an adoption in 2020. Remember that this device aims to simplify the lives of taxpayers for whom the tax authorities are already aware of all the elements allowing the calculation of the tax. ‘tax. In this case, there is no need to validate your declaration online or send it back by post, you just need to check that the pre-filled information is correct.

  • 3 What are the main novelties?
  • In 2020, faced with the health crisis, the ceiling for donations benefiting from this 75% reduction was raised to 1,000 euros. As a reminder, only the sums paid to associations providing assistance to people in difficulty, such as the Restos du cœur or the Red Cross, give entitlement (the boost is 66% for donations to other organizations of general interest. ).

    Another change, while it was up to taxpayers to indicate on their return the income from collaborative platforms (sales on Le Bon Coin or rentals on Airbnb for example), the latter now transmit directly to the tax authorities the income of their users. “The amounts of the transactions are mentioned in the path of the declarant and the latter is accompanied to determine the taxable nature and the type of income concerned”, promises Bercy in the explanatory brochure of the 2021 income statement which has just been uploaded.

    No change for the personal tax credit. A decision of the Council of State had cast doubt on the tax treatment of activities taking place outside the home. But the government has indicated that the device remains unchanged.

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