IRS Form 2555 2017 Foreign Earned Income

IRS Form 2555, "Foreign Earned Income" is a tax form issued by the United States Internal Revenue Service. The latest version of the form was released in January 1, 2017. A up-to-date fillable 2555 Form in PDF is available for download below.

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2555
Foreign Earned Income
OMB No. 1545-0074
2017
Form
Attach to Form 1040. Complete the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in
the Instructions for Form 1040 if you enter an amount on lines 45 or 50.
Department of the Treasury
Attachment
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Go to www.irs.gov/Form2555 for instructions and the latest information.
Sequence No.
Internal Revenue Service
For Use by U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Only
Name shown on Form 1040
Your social security number
Part I
General Information
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Your foreign address (including country)
Your occupation
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Employer’s name
4 a Employer’s U.S. address
b Employer’s foreign address
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b
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A foreign entity
A U.S. company
Self
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Employer is (check
d
e
any that apply):
A foreign affiliate of a U.S. company
Other (specify)
6 a If you previously filed Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ, enter the last year you filed the form.
b If you didn't previously file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim either of the exclusions, check here
and go to line 7.
c Have you ever revoked either of the exclusions? .
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No
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d If you answered “Yes,” enter the type of exclusion and the tax year for which the revocation was effective.
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Of what country are you a citizen/national?
8 a Did you maintain a separate foreign residence for your family because of adverse living conditions at your
tax home? See Second foreign household in the instructions
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b If “Yes,” enter city and country of the separate foreign residence. Also, enter the number of days during your tax year that you
maintained a second household at that address.
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List your tax home(s) during your tax year and date(s) established.
Next, complete either Part II or Part III. If an item doesn't apply, enter “NA.” If you don't give
the information asked for, any exclusion or deduction you claim may be disallowed.
Part II
Taxpayers Qualifying Under Bona Fide Residence Test (see instructions)
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Date bona fide residence began
, and ended
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Kind of living quarters in foreign country
a
Purchased house
b
Rented house or apartment
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Rented room
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Quarters furnished by employer
12a Did any of your family live with you abroad during any part of the tax year? .
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b If “Yes,” who and for what period?
13 a Have you submitted a statement to the authorities of the foreign country where you claim bona fide
Yes
No
residence that you aren't a resident of that country? See instructions .
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b Are you required to pay income tax to the country where you claim bona fide residence? See instructions .
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No
If you answered “Yes” to 13a and “No” to 13b, you don't qualify as a bona fide resident. Don't complete the rest of
this part.
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If you were present in the United States or its possessions during the tax year, complete columns (a)–(d) below. Don't include
the income from column (d) in Part IV, but report it on Form 1040.
(c) Number of
(d) Income earned in
(c) Number of
(d) Income earned in
(a) Date
(b) Date left
(a) Date
(b) Date left
days in U.S.
U.S. on business
days in U.S. on
U.S. on business
arrived in U.S.
U.S.
arrived in U.S.
U.S.
on business
(attach computation)
business
(attach computation)
15a List any contractual terms or other conditions relating to the length of your employment abroad.
b Enter the type of visa under which you entered the foreign country.
c Did your visa limit the length of your stay or employment in a foreign country? If “Yes,” attach explanation .
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No
d Did you maintain a home in the United States while living abroad? .
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No
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e If “Yes,” enter address of your home, whether it was rented, the names of the occupants, and their relationship
to you.
2555
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the Form 1040 instructions.
Form
(2017)
Cat. No. 11900P

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