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1baldeagle1
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How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Hi,

In the new 2019, 1040 tax forms there is a new line added requesting to enter the name of the foreign country along with the city and postal code for non-US citizens. So as a permanent resident (Green Card) how can I enter this information in the tax form, I could not find any place in the process to do so. It is very important that we enter this info. Please help.

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KurtL1
Expert Alumni

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

The foreign address information is only required if your mailing address is in a foreign country. If your mailing address is in the United States you do not need to enter any information on a foreign address. Form 1040 Instructions (page 14)

 

If you do have a foreign address you would enter this information when you are entering your mailing address in the Personal Information in My Info section when start the return steps.

 

 

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1baldeagle1
Level 1

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Thanks @KurtL1 for your answer. But I am afraid that there is a new rule from USCIS that requires us to enter that info even if we have US address. Please check the link below and video especially at 0:43 seconds mark.

https://www.nbc-2.com/story/41563323/new-green-card-laws-2020 

SusanY1
Employee Tax Expert

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

This requirement goes into effect in 2020, which means it will be a requirement on the 2020 tax return that you will file in 2021.  You are not required to provide this information until next year.  

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Jasonca
Level 1

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Hi @SusanY1 . Thank you for your response. The rule does affect 2019 taxes being filed in 2020. Please see below form:

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf

 

How does one enter the Foreign address name, Foreign province and Foreign postal code while using the TurboTax online process for filing? Hope to hear from you soon.

KurtL1
Expert Alumni

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

The new tax law requiring you enter your Foreign Address even if you currently have a U.S, Address does not affect you for the 2019 return.

 

The new law is for tax years beginning after December 31, 2019.

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mlakmal
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How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Can someone confirm if this field is editable in turbotax desktop version while editing the form fields manually?

 

looks like this is mandatory field that needs to be filled starting with 2019 returns.

KarenJ2
Expert Alumni

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Yes, you can edit the field manually in the desktop version of TurboTax.   There is no information in the 2019 1040 Instructions that  green card holders need to do anything different.

 

However, the 2019 1040 Instructions state that you should enter the foreign address only if you have one. The IRS will send any correspondence to the address on your tax return.   You do not want to enter both your US address and a partial foreign address.

 

 

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srisai5679
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How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

you are right @KarenJ2 , you only fill it if you have a foreign address. I am pretty sure that people whose parents live overseas and use their address for visas when they go home does not count as that address technically do not belong to the taxpayer. 

To be specific, it is clearly mentioned on page 14 of form 1040 instructions to fill it only if you have a foreign address..


Thank you for clarifying though

kkish123
New Member

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Hi SusanY1

 

So, this means that we will have take care to fill these details from next year when we file tax returns for 2020 right.

 I have already filed the tax returns for year 2019 without knowing these new rules and I believe I need not file the amended returns right.

JMex2020
Returning Member

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Does anyone have an update on the new rule for Greencard holders?

Very little information on this new rule.

How can you provide a foreign address if you live in the US full time and have no other address outside of the US? 

Kaymanov
Level 1

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

Hi! 
Did you figure it out with your question?

Im in same situation, please response if you got any information 🙏

lucioaviles79
Returning Member

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

@SusanY1 Thank you, is this still applicable? It's been over a year since this reply and i wanted to confirm if there WAS INDEED a rule change that took effect?

Greatly appreciated!

lucioaviles79
Returning Member

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

@KurtL1  Thank you, is this still applicable? It's been over a year since this reply and i wanted to confirm if there WAS INDEED a rule change that took effect?

Where are you getting the info. from?

Greatly appreciated!

lucioaviles79
Returning Member

How to enter foreign country name and city in new 2019 tax form for permanent residents?

@Kaymanov Did you ever hear anything new?

I'm in the same situation! Please advise!

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