Foreign Address - Entering in Program

To enter a foreign address in TaxAct®:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Basic Info (on smaller devices, click in the top left corner of your screen, then click Basic Info).
  2. Click Address, then click Enter a foreign address.
  3. Select your country from the Foreign country drop-down, then continue with the interview process.

Per IRS Instructions for Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR, page 15:

Foreign Address

If you have a foreign address, enter the city name on the appropriate line. Don’t enter any other information on that line, but also complete the spaces below that line. Don’t 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 previous IRS instructions 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 IRS Foreign Country Code Listing for Modernized e-File (MeF) webpage which is what software developers must follow.

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