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federal return not eligible for e-filing

hi. this is my 7th year using e-file and getting this message for the first time ... tax reporting is identical to last year 2022 with income reported as foreign income since i reside in italy ... not sure what is the problem ... more specific message says:

 

your tax witheld of ... as shown on form 1040 is greater than or equal to ... the sum of income from the follwoing sources: form 1040 ... schedule 1 ... schedule c ... 

 

what can i do? can i file electronically like i did the past 6 years?

 

thank you!

luigi

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KrisD15
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federal return not eligible for e-filing

If the foreign income was reported on a W-2, and you exclude that income on Form 2555, you should be able to proceed and E-file as long as you don't exclude more that what was earned for the year. 

 

Is the program giving you an error or just a "heads-up"?

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KrisD15
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federal return not eligible for e-filing

The program is saying that you are reporting Federal Tax withheld as being MORE than your reported income. 

 

Please revisit any tax forms you entered that reported withholding and check your entries. 

If you had any tax forms uploaded that included withholding, delete and re-enter manually.

If you made estimated tax payments, be sure they are entered correctly as estimated payments and not withholding. 

 

Look at your 1040 line 25 to see what was reported as tax withholding. 

 

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federal return not eligible for e-filing

thank you kris ... the witholding amount is correct ... the sum of income is clearly wrong ... i already reimported and checked my w2 showing income clearly greater than the one shown in the message ... but the message persists... continue checking ... 

 

actually i do have a schedule 1 line 9 with a negative income identical to the w2 which probably brings income to zero ... but i guess this is done by declaring foreign income ... it was the same last year ... 

KrisD15
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federal return not eligible for e-filing

If the foreign income was reported on a W-2, and you exclude that income on Form 2555, you should be able to proceed and E-file as long as you don't exclude more that what was earned for the year. 

 

Is the program giving you an error or just a "heads-up"?

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federal return not eligible for e-filing

hi kris ... that was exactly the problem ... based on your help i was able to correct the error ... thank you!

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