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I have been living abroad for more than 5 years, and in 2016 I qualified for the Foreign income exclusion under the resendency test. However, in 2017 we moved back to the USA on April 1st 2017. Will I still be able to exclude the foreign income earned from Jan - Mar 2017?
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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 3 months ago

Yes, you can use the 12 month period as April 2016 to April 2017 and the days in the tax year 2017 , although less than required amount, will be used to prorate the exclusion. You will only be allowed a portion of the exclusion based on the actual number of days in 2017 that you were abroad.

This is calculated on the Form 2555 or form 2555EZ.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can I still use the bona fide residence test? Or do I need to do Physical presence test?
Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 3 months ago

You can but the tax year does not change nor the prorating of the exclusion.

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