French tax campaign 2020!

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    Given the containment measures imposed by the coronavirus, the Minister of Action and Public Accounts has announced the postponement of the launch of the income tax return campaign by about ten days. Thus, the online income tax return service for 2019 will only be open from 20 April instead of 9 April as initially agreed.

    In addition, as every year, the deadline for online declarations depends on the zone where the tax household is located. Our firm has a deadline for professionals set for 11 June 2020, whereas the deadlines are normally set for 4 June for departments 0 to 19 and non-residents; 8 June for departments 20 to 54 and 11 June for departments 54 to 974/976.

    Similarly, paper returns, which usually have a mid-May filing deadline, may this year be filed by 12 June 2020.

    Why get help with your French tax return?

    There are many advantages to working with a tax specialist for déclaration d’impôts frontaliers sont nombreux :

    • Optimise your income and wealth tax with the new tax provisions (IFI, flat tax, CSG-CRDS for cross-border commuters and non-residents, source tax for Vaudois cross-border commuters, secondment of adult children, LMNP/property income, etc.)
    • Optimise your CMU contributions and your local taxes which are based on your reference tax income
    • Respecter vos obligations déclaratives et prévenir les contrôles fiscaux (comptes bancaires à l’étranger, assurance-vie à l’étranger, etc.)
    • Adjustment of the withholding tax rate following the filing of the return
    • Relieve your responsibility by entrusting your return to a professional tax advisor
    • Obtain a provisional income tax notice using our tax software (not available on impot.gouv.fr)
    • Revue des 2 derniers avis d’impôt pour vérification et proposition de réclamation le cas échéant
    • A single deadline, reserved for professionals, set at 11 June 2020 for all taxpayers regardless of their department of residence
    • Complete management of your personal impot.gouv.fr space (moving house, adjustment of your instalments, change of family situation, monthly payment of your local taxes, etc.)

    For taxpayers who are not taxable in France (e.g. employees in the canton of Geneva), the French tax return should not be neglected, in particular because CMU contributions are calculated on the basis of the taxable income shown on your French tax return and there may be tax credits to be claimed, not to mention the reporting obligations that must be met. 

    You can also follow our tutoriel sur la déclaration d’impôt en France pour les frontaliers.

    How and when to make an appointment?

    You can make your tax appointment from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday 20 April 2020 until Thursday 11 June 2020. You can make an appointment either by telephone on 022 731 00 03 (switchboard open from 8 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm) or by emailing us at info@allo-declaration.com and suggesting your preferred time slots. 

    Please note that places are limited to 200 tax interviews in view of the events.

    Under the current circumstances (COVID-19), we no longer grant physical interviews in our offices but these will be done by telephone or video conference (Skype).

    Deadline for filing cross-border tax returns

    We remind you that the deadline for filing your paper tax return is 12 June 2020 (according to the new tax calendar set by the Minister for Action and Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin). 

    For clients who have chosen to file online, our firm has a single deadline - reserved for professionals - of 11 June 2020, regardless of the taxpayer's place of residence.

    Prices of our tax services

    The prices are as follows:

    • Single : CHF 145.-
    • Married or civil union couple: CHF 185.-
    • Rental income: CHF 30 (not charged if option for "micro foncier" or micro-BIC)
    • Dispute file on the last two tax notices: 10% of the net saving

    Romain Clapier

    I am the founder ofAllo-Déclaration Suisse, a tax return service available to all. I am a Swiss certified accountant. I know perfectly well the Swiss and French problems linked to the taxation of individuals and in particular those of cross-border workers. I have also developed a service that enables me to check the accuracy of CMU (CNTFS) contributions paid by cross-border commuters.

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