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2017 income tax campaign (income from 2016)

Published on May 23, 2014

The filing deadline for the 2017 income tax returns (income from 2016) for residents of North America is May 17th 2017 (paper filing) or May 23rd 2017 (online filing).

Please note that if your "revenu fiscal de référence" (reference taxable income) is higher than 28,000 € for 2016, then you have to file your French tax return online.

1. Income tax forms

Income tax form 2042 for 2017 (income from 2016) with instruction :

Tax form 2042
Instructions for tax form 2042

Real estate income form 2044 for 2017 (income from 2016) and instructions :

Tax form 2044
Instructions for tax form 2044

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

Tax form 2041-E
Instructions for tax form 2041-E

How to fill in tax form 2042:

How to fill in tax form 2042

All forms can be found here. Just type the number of the form you are looking for in the search bar.

2. Press release on the 2017 income tax return (in French)

Press release

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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