No, you don't input as a W2 if you don't literally have one. Your employer won't have a US federal EIN, so you'll never get the return though.
Enter the foreign earned income here:
- Federal Taxes
- Less Common Income
- Foreign Earned Income and Exclusion
You are a US citizen or long time permanent resident, correct?
Have you had foreign earned income in the past? Did you exclude?
Once you choose to exclude your foreign earned income or housing amount, that choice remains in effect for that year and all later years unless you revoke it.
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Just be sure that you make the right decision about that.