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I want my refund to be sent as a paper check to a friend's in the US, but the option is to send it to my current address which is in France, and I don't want that.

I used to live in the US but I moved back to France. I want a friend to receive the paper check in the US, but the only option would be to change my address on "my info" page which would not be correct
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I want my refund to be sent as a paper check to a friend's in the US, but the option is to send it to my current address which is in France, and I don't want that.

If you are requesting your refund be issued to you via a paper check, the IRS will only send it to the address you entered on your tax return. In TurboTax, that address would be under the Personal Info tab in the "Mailing Address" section. Your refund, and any other correspondence concerning the 2019 tax return will be mailed to that address, and no other.

 

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I want my refund to be sent as a paper check to a friend's in the US, but the option is to send it to my current address which is in France, and I don't want that.

And...the IRS will not make a direct deposit to a foreign bank.  They will only mail a check to a foreign country.  So it is up to you to figure out how you will cash/deposit the refund check which will be mailed to you in France.

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I want my refund to be sent as a paper check to a friend's in the US, but the option is to send it to my current address which is in France, and I don't want that.

What is not clear to us is whether you should even be using TurboTax.  If you are a non-resident alien then you should not be using TurboTax.

 

NON RESIDENT ALIEN 

If you are a non-resident alien, your return must be filed on Form 1040NR, which cannot be prepared using TurboTax.  You can use TT’s partner, sprintax:

https://www.sprintax.com/non-resident-alien-tax-1040nr-turbotax.html

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**