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I have a foreign address and used turbotax free edition to file TY 2017 return but I'm now getting a messg saying I can't file TY 2018 cause IRS requires a 1040 Why now?

 
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KarenJ
Intuit Alumni

I have a foreign address and used turbotax free edition to file TY 2017 return but I'm now getting a messg saying I can't file TY 2018 cause IRS requires a 1040 Why now?

You must upgrade to the Deluxe version to enter a foreign address to your return. 

 However, there are some restrictions regarding foreign-address returns:

  • IRS regulations require a U.S. bank account to receive your tax refund, and you'll need a U.S. bank account (or credit/debit card with a U.S. billing address) if paying additional federal taxes owed.
  • Like many stateside merchants, we require a U.S. billing address to pay for TurboTax if using a credit or debit card.
    • If you're deducting fees from your refund with the optional Pay With My Refund service, you'll need a U.S. or APO/FPO/DPO address.
  • Free products like TurboTax Free Edition and TurboTax Easy Extension require a U.S. or APO/FPO/DPO address upon registration.

Some states also let you e-file with non-U.S. addresses. We'll let you know if your state supports this.


I have a foreign address and used turbotax free edition to file TY 2017 return but I'm now getting a messg saying I can't file TY 2018 cause IRS requires a 1040 Why now?

"File for free!” 
"File for free!” 

What BS! 

DaveF1006
Expert Alumni

I have a foreign address and used turbotax free edition to file TY 2017 return but I'm now getting a messg saying I can't file TY 2018 cause IRS requires a 1040 Why now?

it is because you are filing foreign income now and the free version must have a U.S. or APO/FPO/DPO address upon registration. Also Turbo Tax free is only free if you have a simple return with no schedules... Foreign income reporting requires a deluxe or higher because there are extra schedules to prepare. 

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