The French tax year extends from 1st January to 31st December.
It is up to you to complete your own tax return (la déclaration des impots) and hand it in for the deadline, usually on or around 31st May. Failure to meet the deadline could mean a fine of up to 10% of your unpaid tax bill, and the French tax officials are not known for their charitable acts!

Look out for the new € 50 banknote, in circulation from 4 April 2017 as part of the gradual renewal of the European currency. It was presented by the European Central Bank (ECB) on 5 July 2016..