While the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet is linked to Line 44 of Federal Form 1040, it is only used if there is foreign earned income in the return (if the return is reporting an amount on Form 2555, Line 45 for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion). If Form 2555 does not apply to the return, the tax amount will be determined directly from the tax tables put out by the IRS or Schedule D, whichever is applicable, and this worksheet will not be used by the program.

To view the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in your TaxACT return:

Online:

  1. Log in to your TaxACT Online return
  2. Click on the Print link in the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click Print Individual Forms
  4. Expand the Federal view, then expand the Worksheets view
  5. Scroll down and select Form 1040 Foreign Earned Income Tax - Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet
  6. Click Print and then click the name of the worksheet. The item will appear in a PDF read only format. At that time you can click the printer icon to actually print the item or close the window without printing.

Desktop:

  1. Start your TaxACT Desktop program
  2. Click on Forms
  3. Expand the Federal view,then expand the Worksheets view.
  4. Scroll down and select Form 1040 Foreign Earned Income Tax - Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet
  5. Double click on the worksheet name to open the worksheet on your screen
  6. Click the pink printer icon in the blue toolbar 
  7. In the Print window that appears you are able to choose if you wish to send the output to a printer or a PDF document, and also whether you prefer to only print preview the item.  Remember to clear the checkbox Print Preview when you do actually want the item to print.

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