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Reporting foreign wages on Form 2555 in ProConnect Tax

by ProConnect Tax Online Updated 7 months ago

Before you start:

Refer to here for instructions on entering Form 2555 General Info.

Follow these steps to enter foreign wages on Form 2555:

  1. Go to the Input Return tab.
  2. Select Deductions > Foreign Wages (2555) from the left menu.
  3. Select the employer's name in the field Form 2555 name or number (MANDATORY to compute exclusion).
  4. Scroll to the Employer Information (MANDATORY for e-file) section.
  5. Enter the (b) Employer identification number (EIN) (if no federal EIN was provided, leave this field blank).
  6. Enter the (c) Name of employer and Street address.
  7. Complete the applicable address fields:
    • For US addresses, enter the City, State, and ZIP code.
    • For foreign addresses, enter the City only. Then, select the Foreign address box, and enter the Region, ZIP code, and Country.
  8. Scroll to the Foreign Wages section.
  9. Select inside the (1) Wages, tips, other compensation field.
  10. Select the plus sign (+) that appears to expand the input field.
  11. Enter the amount.
  12. Select an Allocation Method from the list, then select OK.
    • ProConnect Tax uses this entry to determine how to allocate wages between US and foreign earned income.
  13. Enter all other applicable information.
  14. Scroll down to the Electronic Filing (W-2) section.
  15. Locate the Foreign Employer Compensation subsection.
  16. Select the box Compensation not reported on W-2, if applicable. This entry is mandatory for e-filing if no federal EIN was provided.
  17. Either select the box Employee performed services while residing in US, or select the appropriate Country code if work not performed while residing in US.
  18. Enter the Foreign employer's tax identification number if no federal EIN was provided.

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