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desmithtax
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Hi, I live abroad and have never received a W-2 form. How can I submit my tax-forms?

I also don't have a tax-number (yet). Only a Social-Security Number.
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DoninGA
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Hi, I live abroad and have never received a W-2 form. How can I submit my tax-forms?

You only need a Social Security number to complete and file a US tax return.  If you do not have a W-2 for your earned income then do not complete the W-2 section of the program.

To enter Foreign Earned Income -

  • Click on Federal Taxes (Personal using Home and Business)
  • Click on Wages and Income (Personal Income using Home and Business)
  • Click on I'll choose what I work on (if shown)
  • Scroll down to Less Common Income
  • On Foreign Earned Income and Exclusion, click on the start or update button

Or enter 2555, foreign income in the Search/Find box located in the upper right of the program screen.  Click on Jump to 2555, foreign income

Also, see this IRS Publication 54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p54.pdf

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