Hello and thank you for using Just Answer,Each spouse is allowed to use the Form 2555 to exclude earned Income form a foreign country. So, if one spouse has earned $90k the other may have same and they are each allowed to exclude.
For 2013 the foreign earned income exclusion rises to $97,600, up from $95,100 in 2012.
Foreign-source earned income doesn't include:
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Is there a minimum she has to earn to be allowed to increase our joint allowance from $90k to $180k?
So if I earned $170k and she earned $10k, it would not qualify for our two $90k allowances?
So for the $170k/$10k example, I would get $90k tax free and she would get $10k tax free. Correct?