FUEL INDEMNITY. Since January 16, the State has paid a fuel allowance of 100 euros to all low-income workers who use their vehicle to get to work. Find out how to apply before February 28.
[Mise à jour du lundi 30 janvier 2023 à 11h52] An operation with mixed success. Since January 16, only 3 of the 10 million French people eligible for the fuel allowance have applied for it. This bonus of 100 euros, intended exclusively for low-income workers who regularly take the road to get to their place of work, is only accessible on request. To do this, you must go to the tax site before February 28th. The amount will be sent to you by bank transfer, within eight days after registration of your request. However, among the 70% of workers and drivers who have not received the fuel allowance, some have sometimes not been able to request it.
Fact, a computer bug on the tax site was reported several times last week. The problem would be linked, according to information from BFMTV-RMC, to the fact that certain license plates of vehicles prior to 2009 are not taken into account by the government platform. The information of the plate of a vehicle is however an essential condition to access this aid of 100 euros. Thus, according to several applicants, the interface seems to be configured for plates of the AA-001-AA type, in force since 2009. For those who use the old registration types such as 1234-XX-92, the request may not be taken into account. The website is still under maintenance to fix this bug.
As a reminder, this financial boost is intended to support the purchasing power of households struggling to pay their fuel bills, which are ever higher due to the soaring energy prices generated by the war in Ukraine. To benefit from it, eligible persons, under certain conditions, must complete the online form. on the tax website. If this is your intention, then you must connect to the impots.gouv.fr site and enter several personal information:
- Last name First Name
- Department and date of birth
- Tax number
- Registration number
Once this information has been entered on the form, you must tick the box “I certify that I use my car for home/work journeys”. You can follow the progress of your case online. If your request is accepted, you will receive the sum of 100 euros by bank transfer within eight days. The transfer will bear the wording “INDEMN.FUEL”. Don’t delay, because the application counter will close on February 28, 2023.
To benefit from this fuel allowance, you must must request it. If you are eligible for this aid, you can go from Monday January 16, 2023 to the tax administration website: impots.gouv.fr. To qualify, you must register several personal information:
- Your tax number : it appears on your tax notice (income tax or local taxes).
- The license plate of the vehicle used : “An applicant can only benefit from one compensation”, insists the tax site on a dedicated information page. “The same vehicle cannot give rise to the payment of several indemnities, we add. On the other hand, it will be possible for the same tax household to benefit from as much aid as it has assets using cars different.”
- To fill a sworn statement indicating that you need this vehicle to go to work.
A message will be sent to you, by email or SMS, once your request has been registered. Another alert must reach you when the compensation is paid into your bank account. The aid is paid within eight days of your request accompanied by the wording “INDEMN.FUEL”. Note that the application desk will be closed from February 28, 2023.
Who is entitled to the fuel allowance?
The workers’ fuel allowance is paid, under certain conditions, to all “low-income households using their vehicle to get to their place of work”, specifies the decree. Clearly, the government wants to target in particular employees and apprentices with low incomes who use their vehicle regularly. The decree specifies that the aid is intended for households “located in the first five deciles of income, i.e. 50% of the most modest French people”. A figure that encompasses approximately 10 million households.
What residency requirements?
Drivers eligible for fuel allowance must:
- Be established in France metropolitan, in Mayotte, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique or Reunion since 2021.
- Be aged at least 16 years old on December 31, 2021.
- Have a 2021 tax return that shows a reference tax income per unit of less than 14,700 euros. In concrete terms, to find out this income, you must divide your reference tax income (listed on your 2021 tax notice) by the number of units that make up your household.
What income limits?
As an indication, here are examples of ceilings not to be exceeded in order to benefit from the fuel allowance:
- 1,314 euros net per month for a single person
- 3,285 euros net per month for a couple with one child
- 3,285 euros net per month for a single woman with two children
- 3,941 euros net per month for a couple with two children
- 5,255 euros net per month for a couple with three children