Form 2155 PDF Details

If you have a business and you're hiring employees, you'll need to start filing Form 2155 with the IRS. This form is used to report wages and withholding taxes for your employees. It's important to file this form on time and accurately, so that your business can stay in compliance with IRS regulations. In this blog post, we'll go over what information is required on Form 2155, and we'll provide some tips on how to complete it correctly.

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Form 2555

Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

Foreign Earned Income

Attach to Form 1040 or 1040-SR.

Go to www.irs.gov/Form2555 for instructions and the latest information.

For Use by U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Only

OMB No. 1545-0074

2021

Attachment 34 Sequence No.

Name shown on Form 1040 or 1040-SR

Part I General Information

1Your foreign address (including country)

Your social security number

2Your occupation

3

4a b 5

6a b c d 7 8a

b

9

Employer’s name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employer’s U.S. address

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employer’s foreign address

 

 

 

 

 

Employer is (check

a

A foreign entity

b

A U.S. company

c Self

 

any that apply):

d

A foreign affiliate of a U.S. company

e

Other (specify)

 

 

If you previously filed Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ, enter the last year you filed the form.

 

 

If you didn’t previously file Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ to claim either of the exclusions, check here

and go to line 7.

Have you ever revoked either of the exclusions?

Yes

No

If you answered “Yes,” enter the type of exclusion and the tax year for which the revocation was effective.

 

Of what country are you a citizen/national?

 

 

 

 

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

Yes

No

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.

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 “N/A.” 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

Note: Only U.S. citizens and resident aliens who are citizens or nationals of U.S. treaty countries can use this test. See instructions.

10

Date bona fide residence began

, and ended

 

 

 

11

Kind of living quarters in foreign country a Purchased house

b Rented house or apartment

c

Rented room

 

d Quarters furnished by employer

 

 

 

12a

Did any of your family live with you abroad during any part of the tax year?

 

Yes

No

bIf “Yes,” who and for what period?

13a Have you submitted a statement to the authorities of the foreign country where you claim bona fide

 

 

residence that you aren’t a resident of that country? See instructions

Yes

No

b Are you required to pay income tax to the country where you claim bona fide residence? See instructions .

Yes

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.

14If 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 or 1040-SR.

(a)Date

arrived in U.S.

(b)Date left U.S.

(c)Number of days in U.S. on business

(d)Income earned in U.S. on business

(attach computation)

(a)Date

arrived in U.S.

(b)Date left U.S.

(c)Number of days in U.S. on

business

(d)Income earned in U.S. on 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 .

Yes

No

d

Did you maintain a home in the United States while living abroad?

Yes

No

eIf “Yes,” enter address of your home, whether it was rented, the names of the occupants, and their relationship to you.

For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the Instructions for Forms 1040 and 1040-SR.

Cat. No. 11900P

Form 2555 (2021)

Form 2555 (2021)

Page 2

Part III

Taxpayers Qualifying Under Physical Presence Test

 

 

Note: U.S. citizens and all resident aliens can use this test. See instructions.

 

16 The physical presence test is based on the 12-month period from

through

17Enter your principal country of employment during your tax year.

18If you traveled abroad during the 12-month period entered on line 16, complete columns (a)–(f) below. Exclude travel between foreign countries that didn’t involve travel on or over international waters, or in or over the United States, for 24 hours or more. If you have no travel to report during the period, enter “Physically present in a foreign country or countries for the entire 12- month period.” Don’t include the income from column (f) below in Part IV, but report it on Form 1040 or 1040-SR.

(a) Name of country

(b) Date arrived

(c) Date left

(d) Full days

(e) Number of

(f) Income earned in U.S.

present in

days in U.S.

on business (attach

(including U.S.)

 

 

country

on business

computation)

 

 

 

Part IV All Taxpayers

Note: Enter on lines 19 through 23 all income, including noncash income, you earned and actually or constructively received during your 2021 tax year for services you performed in a foreign country. If any of the foreign earned income received this tax year was earned in a prior tax year, or will be earned in a later tax year (such as a bonus), see the instructions. Don’t include income from line 14, column (d), or line 18, column (f). Report amounts in U.S. dollars, using the exchange rates in effect when you actually or constructively received the income.

If you are a cash basis taxpayer, report on Form 1040 or 1040-SR all income you received in 2021, no matter when you performed the service.

 

2021 Foreign Earned Income

Amount

 

(in U.S. dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

19

Total wages, salaries, bonuses, commissions, etc

19

20

Allowable share of income for personal services performed (see instructions):

 

a

In a business (including farming) or profession

20a

b In a partnership. List partnership’s name and address and type of income.

 

 

 

20b

21Noncash income (market value of property or facilities furnished by employer—attach statement showing how it was determined):

a

Home (lodging)

21a

b

Meals

21b

c

Car

21c

dOther property or facilities. List type and amount.

21d

22Allowances, reimbursements, or expenses paid on your behalf for services you performed:

a

Cost of living and overseas differential

22a

b

Family

22b

c

Education

22c

d

Home leave

22d

e

Quarters

22e

fFor any other purpose. List type and amount.

22f

g Add lines 22a through 22f . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22g

23Other foreign earned income. List type and amount.

23

24

Add lines 19 through 21d, line 22g, and line 23

24

25

Total amount of meals and lodging included on line 24 that is excludable (see instructions) . . . .

25

26

Subtract line 25 from line 24. Enter the result here and on line 27 on page 3. This is your 2021 foreign

 

 

earned income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26

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Form 2555 (2021)

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Part V All Taxpayers

27 Enter the amount from line 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Are you claiming the housing exclusion or housing deduction? Yes. Complete Part VI.

No. Go to Part VII.

Part VI Taxpayers Claiming the Housing Exclusion and/or Deduction

27

28

Qualified housing expenses for the tax year (see instructions)

28

29a

Enter location where housing expenses incurred. See instructions.

 

 

 

b

Enter limit on housing expenses. See instructions

29b

30

Enter the smaller of line 28 or line 29b

30

31

Number of days in your qualifying period that fall within your 2021 tax year

 

 

 

 

(see instructions)

31

days

 

32

Multiply $47.65 by the number of days on line 31. If 365 is entered on line 31, enter $17,392 here . .

32

33Subtract line 32 from line 30. If the result is zero or less, don’t complete the rest of this part or any of

 

Part IX

. . . . . . .

33

34

Enter employer-provided amounts. See instructions

34

 

 

35Divide line 34 by line 27. Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least three places), but don’t

enter more than “1.000”

35

36Housing exclusion. Multiply line 33 by line 35. Enter the result but don’t enter more than the amount

on line 34. Also, complete Part VIII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

36

Note: The housing deduction is figured in Part IX. If you choose to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, complete Parts VII and VIII before Part IX.

.

Part VII Taxpayers Claiming the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

37

Maximum foreign earned income exclusion. Enter $108,700

.

37

38

• If you completed Part VI, enter the number from line 31.

}

 

 

 

 

 

• All others, enter the number of days in your qualifying period that fall

38

days

 

 

within your 2021 tax year. See the instructions for line 31.

 

 

 

 

39

• If line 38 and the number of days in your 2021 tax year (usually 365) are the same, enter “1.000.”

}

 

 

• Otherwise, divide line 38 by the number of days in your 2021 tax year and enter the result as a

39

 

decimal (rounded to at least three places).

 

 

 

 

40

Multiply line 37 by line 39

.

40

41

Subtract line 36 from line 27

.

41

42

Foreign earned income exclusion. Enter the smaller of line 40 or line 41. Also, complete Part VIII . .

42

Part VIII Taxpayers Claiming the Housing Exclusion, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, or Both

.

43 Add lines 36 and 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

44Deductions allowed in figuring your adjusted gross income (Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 11) that are allocable to the excluded income. See instructions and attach computation . . . . . . . . .

45Subtract line 44 from line 43. Enter the result here and in parentheses on Schedule 1 (Form 1040), line 8d. Complete the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in the Instructions for Forms 1040 and

1040-SR if you enter an amount on this line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

43

44

45

Part IX Taxpayers Claiming the Housing Deduction—Complete this part only if (a) line 33 is more than line 36, and

(b)line 27 is more than line 43.

46

Subtract line 36 from line 33

46

47

Subtract line 43 from line 27

47

48

Enter the smaller of line 46 or line 47

48

 

Note: If line 47 is more than line 48 and you couldn’t deduct all of your 2020 housing deduction

 

 

because of the 2020 limit, use the Housing Deduction Carryover Worksheet in the instructions to

 

 

figure the amount to enter on line 49. Otherwise, go to line 50.

 

49Housing deduction carryover from 2020 (from the Housing Deduction Carryover Worksheet in the

instructions)

49

50Housing deduction. Add lines 48 and 49. Enter the total here and on Schedule 1 (Form 1040), line 24j. Complete the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in the Instructions for Forms 1040 and

1040-SR if you enter an amount on this line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

Form 2555 (2021)

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