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lightk-7
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Where do I report foreign earned income?

I worked for a Japanese company in 2016 and have a Japanese equivalent of a W-2.
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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

Where do I report foreign earned income?

Hello !  If you are a US citizen or resident and earned foreign wages overseas, you would enter them as foreign income.  See instructions below.  If you lived outside United States for at least 330 days during 12 consecutive months, you might be able to exclude your foreign income from your taxes.  For more information, see  Foreign income and exclusion and Extension.  For tax year of 2016, the maximum foreign earned income exclusion amount is $101,300.

To enter information in TurboTax Deluxe online edition, here are the steps:

1. After sign into your account, select Take me to my return 

2.  At the right upper corner, in the search box , type in foreign income and Enter 

3.  Select Jump to foreign income , follow prompts to upgrade

4.  Next screen, Did You Make Any Money Outside the United States? answer Yes 

5.   On screen, What Form(s) Was Foreign Income Reported On ? make your selection and continue to proceed


-After the exclusion, if you paid taxes to both foreign and US government on the same amount of any income, you may qualify to claim a foreign tax credit by filing a Form 1116.  See instructions below.

To enter a Form 1116, foreign tax credit :

1. After sign into your account, select the orange buttonTake me to my return

2.  At the right upper corner, in the search box , type in foreign tax credit and Enter

3.  Select the 1st choice on the search results - Jump to foreign tax credit 

4.  Start with screen Foreign Taxes and select Continue  to follow prompts.

TomD8
Level 15

Where do I report foreign earned income?

The line for Foreign Earned Income is in the Less Common Income section under Personal Income.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
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