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Common mistakes international filers make using Free File Fillable Forms
Free File Fillable Forms are electronic federal tax forms taxpayers can fill out and file online for free, enabling them to:
International filers can also share in the benefits of Free File Fillable Forms. However, international filers should use extra caution to avoid common mistakes that occur when taxpayers fill out these forms. These mistakes can lead to transmission failures, rejected tax returns or issues in creating or accessing an account.
Here are some of the common mistakes international filers make while using these forms.
Special characters, hyphens and spaces
International phone numbers
Banks outside of the U.S.
Unsupported or prohibited forms for e-filing
The most common instances of unsupported or prohibited forms for international filers include:
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