If you have not quite met the 330 day minimum using the Physical Presence Test, you have two options.
- If you would like to file your return at this time, simply delete Form 2555 from your return. Once you reach at least 330 days of being outside of the U.S. to qualify for the exclusion, you can then amend your tax return to add Form 2555 to paper file with the IRS. This will properly exclude the applicable amount of foreign earned income, OR
- Simply wait to file your tax return until you can properly claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. If you would not qualify to claim the exclusion until after the April deadline, be sure to file Form 2350 Application for Extension of Time to receive additional time to qualify for the exclusion and file your return. Keep in mind that any monies owed will still need to be paid by the April deadline.