Can I e-file with a foreign address?
Yes, you can file federal (IRS) returns with a foreign address. However, there are several restrictions regarding foreign-address returns:
- Due to IRS regulations, you will need a U.S. bank account to receive your tax refund.
- Similarly, you'll need a U.S. bank account or credit card to pay owed taxes and product fees.
- TurboTax Refund Card and Refund Processing Services require a U.S. address or APO/FPO/DPO address.
- Free products which require registration in lieu of payment require a U.S. address or APO/FPO/DPO address.
At this time, you can also e-file Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, and Rhode Island tax returns using a foreign address. (States not mentioned either don't allow foreign-address e-filing or are not yet set up in TurboTax to do so.)
Entering your foreign address
When you get to the What's Your Mailing Address? screen in TurboTax, select the Other radio button.
Then, select the appropriate option (APO/FPO/DPO, Foreign address, or US Possession). TurboTax will then expand the correct address format for you.
What if my employer has a foreign address?
TurboTax also support foreign addresses for employers when e-filing.
When you enter your W-2 information, select the Other radio button in the Box c: Employer's Name and Address area, and then select the type of address below it. TurboTax will present the correct field format and choices for your selection.