If income is earned abroad is it obligatory to use FEIE?
My income is far from the maximum allowed and by using FEIE my EIC (or CTC) is eliminated. Can I claim Foreign earned income in another way as I don't need it to reduce taxable income it seems. I pass the Bona Fida residence test.
My main concern is that I have 4 (children) dependents and so I would like to be able to claim or earn a refund from this. The income that I earned is below 40, 000 USD.
So, can I list my foreign earned income in another way? There is no W-2 nor a form 1099 available from the foreign employer.