Hello Kids - thanks for your thoughts.
Just to clarify…
I have indeed left France and moved to Scotland
I still need / am required to deal with Impots in France (where I have just moved to / am resident is not the issue)
I DO have a tax code and password
Many moons ago I lost the password
However - for the last (?) years, I have connected to the site via mobile et moi - this system works via the provider Orange - and not with other mobile providers
This method is allowed and not discouraged
Since I’ve moved I have changed my mobile number to a UK one, and i have closed my Orange account
All of the above is quite legal and normal and on the record - this is not a dodge!
Stupidly I should have connected to the site before I lost my Orange number / access and changed my 2 factor authentification to another method like Ameli
So I’m in a loop online trying to identify myself.
From everything I’ve now read and researched it would be super easy to sort out by just popping down to the tax office with a good old french file of ID & numbers
However that’s not an option - probably not for anyone at the moment!
So it’s a phone call, lot’s of photocopying, a letter, a wait
No problem - I can do that - I’m simply impatient as I know this will take probably 2 weeks… and I’d like read the message they’ve sent me about to my 1/4ly auto-ent return with which there’s a problem…
I’ll let you know how I get on - it’s interesting!