Fuel allowance: until when, how to apply for it?

Fuel allowance until when how to apply for it

It is possible to apply for the fuel allowance until the end of March by filling out a form. Conditions, amount, procedures… Here is how to benefit from the fuel allowance.

The fuel allowance of 100 euros is extended until March 31, 2023. But many French people, although eligible, had not yet claimed it since its introduction. Who is entitled to it? What is the fuel premium amount ? Procedures, types of vehicles and conditions, form… Here is all the information to find out if you can benefit from the fuel bonus.

Who is entitled to the fuel bonus?

10 million tax households should be able to benefit from fuel allowance. This bonus of 100 euros is granted subject to means testing (not exceed 147,000 euros) and concerns people who use their vehicle to work or to go to work. Among the other conditions, you must (under 2021 income):

  • Reference tax income per unit must not exceed 14,700 euros and you should not be liable for real estate wealth tax
  • The fuel allowance is granted to those who use a vehicle (regularly insured) to go to work (home-work journeys).
  • Live in mainland France, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique or Réunion and be domiciled in France for tax purposes
  • Be at least 16 years old on December 31, 2021
  • have declared an activity income (wages and salaries or similar income (excluding unemployment and early retirement), industrial and commercial profits (BIC) micro-entrepreneurs or professionals; non-commercial profits (BNC) micro-entrepreneurs or professionals or agricultural profits (BA )

What is the amount of the fuel allowance?

The amount of the fuel allowance is 100 euros. This is equivalent “at a discount of 10 centimes per liter of fuel on the basis of 12,000 km per year traveled on average for business trips”explained Gabriel Attal, Minister of Public Accounts, on January 13, 2023 in Nice.

What types of vehicle do you need to have to benefit from the fuel bonus?

“This vehicle can be two, three or four-wheeled, thermal and/or electric” specifies the government. It is also necessary that it be regularly insured. On the other hand, certain categories of vehicle do not give rise to the right to the fuel allowance. These are heavy motor quadricycles, agricultural vehicles (for example, tractor or quad) or heavy goods vehicles The same goes for company or service vehicles since in this case, the fuel costs are generally borne by the employer.

Until when can the fuel bonus be claimed?

The fuel allowance is extended until the end of March 2023instead of the end of February. Note that only one indemnity will be paid per person or per vehicle. On the other hand, several helpers can be requested within the same household if everyone uses their own car to go to work.

If you meet the conditions, do not delay in apply for fuel allowance using a form specific. If you do not have access to this online service, you can then contact the following number: 0 806 000 229 (free service + cost of the call), accessible from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Which form to benefit from the fuel allowance?

To benefit from the fuel allowance, all you have to do is fill out an online form on the site impots.gouv.fr (or by clicking on the image of the form below). First, you must enter your personal information (surname, first name, email address, date and place of birth, tax number) as well as the registration number of the vehicle you are using. Then comes the “Certification” and “Confirmation” step. If you meet the eligibility conditions, the aid will then be paid to you.

This aid will be paid in one go, directly to your bank account (corresponding to that of the tax administration). Once the procedure has been completed via the form, no other procedure is required to receive the fuel allowance.