Tax return: when will form 2042 be available?

Tax return when will form 2042 be available

TAX DECLARATION. The official dates for the 2023 declarative campaign have been released. Here is the complete calendar, department by department.

[Mis à jour le 16 mars 2023 à 09h17] It’s almost time to fill out your tax return. This year, the sending of paper forms will take place from April 6 to 25. The opening of the online declaration service will open the April 13. You do not have internet and prefer the tax return in paper format? Is the deadline for completing it and returning it to the tax office set at May 22. On the other hand, if like the majority of French people, you use the online tax return, a calendar has also been established as every year. The deadlines not to be exceeded under penalty of financial penalty are as follows:

  • May 25, 2023: departments n° 01 to 19
  • June 1, 2023: departments n° 20 to 54
  • June 8, 2023 : departments n° 55 to 974/976

To avoid taking any risks, take care to fill it in correctly and check each information pre-filled by the tax authorities. Some mistakes can cost you dearly. The 2023 calendar has not yet been formalized but the dates should strongly resemble those valid for the 2022 declarative campaign. As a reminder in 2022, the deadline was May 25 at 11:59 p.m. for departments n° 01 to 19, the June 1st at 11:59 p.m. for departments n° 20 to 54 and the June 8 at 11:59 p.m. for departments 55 to 974/976.

To complete your tax return in paper format, the tax authorities provide you with, online at, in PDF format, the Form 2042 basis for declaring your income. You will also find on the site all the additional forms for declaring certain additional income. This document will be available from April 6 until April 25, 2023.

From the age of 18, if you are not or no longer attached to your parents’ tax household, you must complete a tax return under certain conditions. You can declare your income on the website if you have received a letter from the tax authorities with the information necessary for the online declaration. In this case, you must create your particular space online with the tax number and the access number provided. Click on “your private space” to create your account and let yourself be guided. You must choose a password and enter a reference tax income equal to “0”.

For 10 years now, the tax authorities have been responsible for pre-filling your tax return using the information at their disposal such as the amount of your salary, your retirement pension or your unemployment benefits. Proof of its democratization, in 2021, more than 11 million taxpayers had benefited from it. But then, how do you know if you can benefit from this automatic tax return ? It is offered to tax households that were taxed last year solely on income pre-filled by the administration. If you made a online declaration in 2022, an email should be sent to you with the possibility of checking all your information from your private space. On the contrary, if you have declared your income in paper version last year, a letter will be sent to you with the new tax declaration and all the necessary documents presenting this new automatic declaration system.

Attention, despite the practical and extremely up-to-date nature of this service, we advise you to check all the information that the tax authorities have sent you. In the best case, everything is correct, you don’t have to do anything more, your tax return will be automatically validated, that’s the principle. However, it may happen that small typos slip into your declaration, or that certain information must be modified. We naturally think of a tax creditthe declaration of real costs or professional expenses such as mileage expenses. If a change is required, you will need to complete and sign your tax return as usual. As a reminder, don’t wait any longer to complete your tax return if you plan to opt for the paper return!

You must declare your income to the service des taxes each year if you live in France. In 2023, online reporting is mandatory if your home is connected to the internet. Otherwise, you can use a form. You benefit from additional time if you file your declaration online. If your situation has not changed in 2022, you may be exempted from making this declaration, it will be made automatically by the taxes.

In 2023, you can declare your income on paper form if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Your main residence does not have internet access
  • It is equipped with internet access, but you are not able to make your declaration online

Before signing your declaration, you must check the information provided and, if necessary, correct and complete it. You must attach supporting documents to your paper declaration only if they are documents drawn up by you. We advise you to keep the supporting documents for 3 years in the event of a request from the administration.

First of all, don’t rush. Remember to check all the information on your tax return before sending it to the tax authorities! Before the deadline assigned to you, no problem! You can correct as many times as you want your statement. Afterwards, things get complicated. However, the rectification of your online tax return after the deadline for submission will automatically result in the publication of a new tax notice which will reach you after the usual deadlines. You can also correct your declaration online, After receipt at the end of July of your tax notice following the declaration filed and signed before the filing deadline. This possibility of online correction is available in your Private Space on from the beginning of August. The correction should also be available from August 2023 for the next tax return. This online correction service is also offered to users who have benefited from automatic reporting.

For a tax return in paper format, you can inform your public finance center (personal tax department), either by post, mentioning only the elements for which you are requesting correction, or by filing a new tax return on paper. Do not forget to indicate on the first page “CORRECTIVE, CANCELED AND REPLACED DECLARATION” and to re-enter all the elements that you must declare, including those of the first declaration which were correct.