I live in France, but I did not have any French income in 2020. Do I need to complete an income tax return?

Yes, if you had income from foreign source in 2019. Indeed, as tax resident of France, and regardless of your nationality, you have to declare all your worldwide income, whatever its source or country of origin. Depending on the source and the country of origin, income will be treated and taxed differently in accordance with the double taxation treaties.

No, if you had no income at all in 2019 whether from French or foreign source, even though it is advisable. Indeed, a notice of non-taxation may be required by certain bodies to obtain benefits or allowances. Said notice of non-taxation can only be obtained if an income tax return has been filled in to the tax administration.

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