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The tax authorities sent an alert à millions of French people who should not be ignored.

"Hello, think &agrave declare your income on impots.gouv.fr. Need help? Call 0809401402 (no premium rate call). General Directorate of Public Finances." Thousands of French people have received this SMS in recent days. But &agrav; the time when texts of all kinds arrive without being able to certify their origin, a legitimate question arises: is this a real message addressed to someone? by the tax authorities to taxpayers or is this yet another scam still well rehearsed to extract money from the less informed?

For once, this communication is indeed official, the tax authorities confirmed to Linternaute. Indeed, the DGFiP has been sending messages for several days to tell the French once again that they must file their income tax returns online. A welcome reminder because the deadlines are fast approaching. “It is sent to taxpayers who have not yet validated their declaration,” they say. of Bercy, which therefore urges some of them to complete the process.

Thousands of French people receive this SMS from taxes: it is official and it is better to read it

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Because soon, it will be too late for 6 million French people. All inhabitants of departments n°1 (Ain) à 19 (Corrèze), as well as for those residents à abroad, only have until Thursday May 23rd until Thursday, May 23rd. 11:59 p.m. to sign their income tax return online. Afterwards, it will still be possible, but a fine will be imposed, increasing the amount of tax you will have to pay. pay. All people residing in these territories and having received this SMS from the DGFiP must therefore hurry to send their declaration to the tax authorities.

Failure to comply with this obligation may result in financial sanctions imposed by the DGFiP. In the event of a late declaration but made spontaneously within a reasonable time after the deadline, an increase of 10% will be applied to the amount of tax owed. If the tax authorities have to send you a formal notice, this increase will increase. 20 or 40% depending on the time frame in which you regularize your situation. In addition, late payment interest of 0.2% per month will be added.

For example, if a person declares a few days late and owes 1000 euros in taxes, they will ultimately have to pay 1102 euros due to his delay. If this same person makes their declaration two months after the deadline following a formal notice, she will have to pay 1204 euros in total. Watch the calendar!

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116