Earned Income Tax Credit: Rule 5

You cannot exclude foreign income if you want to claim the . This means that you can’t file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Doing so would exclude any monies earned outside of the Unite States to be excluded from your gross income. Additionally, you can use these forms to omit money from foreign housing. It’s important to remember that U.S. Possessions are not classified as foreign countries, so income earned in these places are automatically added to your gross income.