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vale007
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

 
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BillM223
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

There is a workaround for the missing "All Other Counties".

 

If you will choose "Angola-All other" (or any "X-All other" where X is the name of a country in the list), then the default $31,770 amount will appear on line 29b, and if you are otherwise eligible, you will get your housing exclusion.

 

Keep documentation in your tax file as to why Angola appeared on your return.

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SusanY1
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

If your country is not listed, select the option Other Countries from the very bottom of the drop-down list.  

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vale007
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Hi SusanY1, 

I wish it was that easy so I wouldn't have to post a question.

There's no "Other Countries" option in either of the dropdown boxes in this case.

Thanks.

DanaB27
Employee Tax Expert

The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Are you referring to the "Confirm Your Foreign Address" screen while in the Foreign Earned Income section (see screenshot) or a different area?       

 

 

 

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vale007
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Hi @DanaB27 ,

No, this is in the foreign housing exclusion section of Form 2555. There's no "other countries" option in either A-L or M-Z dropdown. See screenshot below:

 

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DanaB27
Employee Tax Expert

The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Hi @vale007, yes you are correct there is no "other country" option in this section. Would you mind letting me know what country you are looking for? 

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vale007
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Hi @DanaB27 ,

I'm looking fro Bolivia.

The system will not allow me to eFile without making a selection here. 

Thanks!

LinaJ2020
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Thank you for bringing it to our attention.  Our team is working on resolving the issue.  

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vale007
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The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Thanks @LinaJ2020 , can you please advise when this will be fixed so I can file?

 

vale007
Level 1

The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

Checking in again. How / with whom can I check the status of this bug report please?

Thanks.

BillM223
Employee Tax Expert

The country I live in is not present in the list of choices to enter in the Foreign Earned Income for 2555 p3-T and it won't allow me to e-File without a selection.

There is a workaround for the missing "All Other Counties".

 

If you will choose "Angola-All other" (or any "X-All other" where X is the name of a country in the list), then the default $31,770 amount will appear on line 29b, and if you are otherwise eligible, you will get your housing exclusion.

 

Keep documentation in your tax file as to why Angola appeared on your return.

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