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akainaotake
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I moved to Japan in September 2017. Can I use Turbo Tax for filing Federal and Hawaii tax return for the period from January to September 2017?

 
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DoninGA
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I moved to Japan in September 2017. Can I use Turbo Tax for filing Federal and Hawaii tax return for the period from January to September 2017?

If you are a US citizen or US resident you can use TurboTax to complete and file a tax return, regardless of where you live.  A tax return can be e-filed from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

You must have a US credit card with a US billing address to purchase any products from the TurboTax website.  If your tax return has a tax refund you must have a US bank located in the US to direct deposit a tax refund.  Otherwise, the IRS will mail your refund as a check to the address on your tax return.

Go to this IRS website to review Publication 54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p54.pdf

Foreign Earned Income is reported on a Form 2555.  See this TurboTax support FAQ for Form 2555 - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901203-what-are-forms-2555-and-2555-ez-used-for

Foreign Taxes Paid are entered on a Form 1116.  See this TurboTax support FAQ for a Form 1116 - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901623-where-do-i-enter-the-foreign-tax-credit-form-1116-or-deduc...

Using the TurboTax online editions you will need the Deluxe edition or higher to report Foreign Earned Income or Foreign Taxes Paid.

Using the TurboTax desktop CD/Download editions, any of the editions can be used.  However, the Deluxe or higher editions are recommended as they provide more guidance and help then the Basic edition.

In the My Info section of the program where you enter your personal information, for resident state scroll down to the bottom of the list and select Foreign or US Possession.  When asked if you lived in any other states indicate that you did and select Hawaii as the state and enter the date you moved to Japan.

Go to this website for the TurboTax online editions - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/

Go to this website for the TurboTax desktop CD/Download editions - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

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SweetieJean
Level 15

I moved to Japan in September 2017. Can I use Turbo Tax for filing Federal and Hawaii tax return for the period from January to September 2017?

Are you a US citizen?
akainaotake
New Member

I moved to Japan in September 2017. Can I use Turbo Tax for filing Federal and Hawaii tax return for the period from January to September 2017?

No but I'm Green Card Holder.
DoninGA
Level 15

I moved to Japan in September 2017. Can I use Turbo Tax for filing Federal and Hawaii tax return for the period from January to September 2017?

If you are a US citizen or US resident you can use TurboTax to complete and file a tax return, regardless of where you live.  A tax return can be e-filed from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

You must have a US credit card with a US billing address to purchase any products from the TurboTax website.  If your tax return has a tax refund you must have a US bank located in the US to direct deposit a tax refund.  Otherwise, the IRS will mail your refund as a check to the address on your tax return.

Go to this IRS website to review Publication 54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p54.pdf

Foreign Earned Income is reported on a Form 2555.  See this TurboTax support FAQ for Form 2555 - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901203-what-are-forms-2555-and-2555-ez-used-for

Foreign Taxes Paid are entered on a Form 1116.  See this TurboTax support FAQ for a Form 1116 - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901623-where-do-i-enter-the-foreign-tax-credit-form-1116-or-deduc...

Using the TurboTax online editions you will need the Deluxe edition or higher to report Foreign Earned Income or Foreign Taxes Paid.

Using the TurboTax desktop CD/Download editions, any of the editions can be used.  However, the Deluxe or higher editions are recommended as they provide more guidance and help then the Basic edition.

In the My Info section of the program where you enter your personal information, for resident state scroll down to the bottom of the list and select Foreign or US Possession.  When asked if you lived in any other states indicate that you did and select Hawaii as the state and enter the date you moved to Japan.

Go to this website for the TurboTax online editions - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/

Go to this website for the TurboTax desktop CD/Download editions - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

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akainaotake
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I moved to Japan in September 2017. Can I use Turbo Tax for filing Federal and Hawaii tax return for the period from January to September 2017?

Thanks for a nice answer and it helps me a lot!
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