TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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2013 Federal 1040: Foreign income

On a federal tax return, taxpayers may exclude up to $97,600 of foreign earned income. In addition, there may be claim for an exclusion for housing costs.

Certain customers, who filed a 2013 Federal Form 1040 that included a foreign earned income and/or housing exclusion, may have filed an incorrect federal tax return.

TurboTax has fixed this issue.

How to tell if you may be impacted

You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:

  • You filed a 2013 federal tax return prior to April 24, 2014 AND
  • Your federal form 1040 has an amount on line 21 described as “Form 2555- Foreign Earned Inc/Housing Excl” AND
  • Your federal from 1040 has an amount line 13 (capital gain) AND
  • Your federal form 1040 has an amount on line 45 for Alternative Minimum Tax

If you are affected, you may have underpaid or overpaid your federal tax. You may need to amend your federal income tax return and state return if it’s affected.

To amend your return:

  • Follow these step-by-step instructions.
  • After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of
    • Your federal amended return to the Internal Review Service and
    • Your state amended return to your state tax authority, if your state return is affected
  • Your printed return(s) will include instructions on how and where to mail it.

If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the 2013 Federal 1040: Foreign Income