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2016 income tax campaign (income from 2015)

Published on May 23, 2014

The filing deadline for the 2016 income tax returns (income from 2015) for residents of North America is May 18th 2016 (paper filing) or June 7th 2015 (online filing).

Please note that if your "revenu fiscal de référence" (reference taxable income) is higher than 40,000 € for 2015, then you have to file your French tax return online.

1. Income tax forms

Income tax form 2042 for 2016 (income from 2015) with instruction :

PDF - 208.3 kb
Declaration 2042 pour 2016 (revenus perçus en 2015)
PDF - 668.4 kb
Notice de la déclaration 2042 pour 2016 (revenus perçus en 2015)

Real estate income form 2044 for 2016 (income from 2015) and instructions :

PDF - 123 kb
Déclaration de revenus fonciers perçus en 2015 (formulaire 2044)
PDF - 910.5 kb
Notice déclaration 2044 (année 2016)

Withholding tax calculation sheet + information on French taxation for non-residents :

PDF - 336.9 kb
Déclaration 2041-E (année 2016)

How to fill in tax form 2042:

PDF - 274.1 kb
How to fill in tax form 2042

All forms can be found here.

2. Press release on the 2016 income tax return (in French)

PDF - 3 Mb
Dossier de presse 2016

3. E-filing website (in French)

The French tax administration created a website on the e-filing of your French income tax return. This mini-website will provide you with information on your online tax return (when to file, how to access your online account etc.)

This website is available here

4. Videos created by the French tax administration

  • General information on the income tax filing campaign for 2016:


  • If you are looking for a specific line on your French tax return:


  • If you have French rental income:

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