I am a US citizen living in the UK. I used the Turbotaxonline.intuit.com site to attempt to file my taxes from the UK. I was able to select an option for living in a foreign country. I made it all the way through to the end when I found myself on the following page:
"To file, please enter your registration information"
Unfortunately, the page also says:
"Note: You must have a U.S. address in order to register"
It will not let me complete the form without using a US address. But do not have a US address -- I live in the UK.
What do I do?
I would check with a friend or relative in the US to see if you could use their address to complete your taxes.
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Will the address entered for program registration be considered by IRS as physical address for the tax filer or it will be used only within TurboTax for documentation purposes?
This is very critical for US citizens with foreign residency as it will break Foreign Tax Exemption.
You have to go back to My Info and change it to a USA address under under Mailing Address. When you go back to File section, you will input the correct address for filing but uncheck the box then put in the US registration address. Make sure you go back to My Info and update it to the correct Mailing Address then back to File to input the US address. This is a lot of back and forth but this definitely will help.
If you are still a US Citizen, then you are not a "foreign resident". You would be a "foreign resident alien" and therefore would have to use a US address for tax filing purposes. Since you are tirelessly working through this process, then you must have US income or are filing for other credits you might be eligible for. In any event, again, if you're a US Citizen still then you would need to use a friend or relative's address as a US mailing address for tax filing purposes.
Hi @WendyN2 . Sorry, but you are incorrect. You don't need a US address to file taxes. I am US citizen, and have lived abroad for nearly a decade. I file as a foreign resident every year, and I use my foreign address. This is the first program I have used that asks for a US address, and it's not for filing, it's for registration for their system.
This is definitely a flaw in the TurboTax system. I really thought it was a great, easy program until I got to the end and it asked for that. It's very strange.