Foreign Address - Entering in Program

To enter a foreign address in TaxAct®:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand that category and then click Name and Address.
  3. Continue until you reach the screen titled Where do you live?
  4. Click the Enter a foreign address link.
  5. On this screen complete all fields. In the Foreign Country field, select your foreign country from the drop-down list. 
  6. Click Continue. 

Per IRS Instructions for Form 1040, page 107:

Foreign Address

If you have a foreign address, complete the address section on page 1 of Form1040, then complete Schedule 6 to enter the foreign country name, foreign province and county, and foreign postal code. When entering your address on page 1 of Form 1040, enter the city name on the appropriate line. Do not enter any other information on that line. 

Do not abbreviate the country name. Follow the country’s practice for entering the postal code and the name of the province, county, or state.

While the IRS instructions above state to not abbreviate the country name, the IRS provided the following specific instructions to all software developers in September of 2013:

ALL formats should be standardized to be the 2 digit country code provided by ISO.  The 2 digit should be used in both print and EF.

The TaxAct programs select country codes according to the Foreign Country Code Listing for Modernized e-File (MeF) which is what software developers must follow.