The details are in Form 1116.
Your foreign tax credit cannot be more than your total U.S. tax liability multiplied by a fraction. The numerator of the fraction is your taxable income from sources outside the United States. The denominator is your total taxable income from U.S. and foreign sources.
So be sure you have entered the proper amount not only of foreign taxes, but also foreign income (typically dividends) on your 1099-Ds. Sometimes you have to hunt for that information, other brokers make it obvious. Check to make sure it imported correctly.
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