Having asked for advice on Impot sur le revenu before, I feel a bit of an idiot asking for more…
My wife and I made our first Declaration last year at the local Tax office, taking our P60s and a printout of our HMCE statement for information. We’re both 'OAP’s and get Public Service Pensions as well, otherwise we have no supplementary income of any kind to declare.
The kind fonctionnaire grabbed our documents and filled in the forms for us in our presence and declared herself satisfied. I seem to recall her saying we would get an acknowledgement of receipt or a copy, but I may be wrong. Whether she did or didn’t we eventually got a tax bill which we paid at the office late last year, but we never had a copy of the declaration, neither did we get the code necessary to set up a personal account with the Min of Fin on-line.
I’ve been to the local office twice to request the code, but they say (with what looks like genuine puzzlement) that one hasn’t been issued and they are very sorry, we shall have to wait till later this year (2018) when we get our next demand.
This seems a pretty dismal state of affairs. I want to see my last declaration, because I have a feeling that our UK gross income may have been entered into the Declaration, rather than the net income. As we are both taxed already on our gross UK income in UK, I can’t see why we shouldn’t be taxed on just our gross income here in France. We paid over Euro 1 200 last year here in France. I don’t mind paying tax here, but I don’t like being taxed twice.
(1) Has anyone else had a problem with the issue of the code needed to get on-line at impots.gouv.fr and what was the issue about it?
(2) Does the local tax office have access to our last declaration and is it reasonable to ask for a copy to be made available to us for our records?
(3) Is my beef abut being taxed twice on my public service pension income legit, or are my wires somehow crossed?
Many thanks in advance of any replies!