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Foreign Tax Credit and Completing Form 1116

Completing Form 1116

Part II

Amount of Qualified Foreign Taxes

Use Form 1116, Part II, to establish the amount of qualified foreign taxes paid or accrued during the year.

This table has directions for filling in each line in Part II.

Column(s) Directions

Checkbox h and i

Indicate in the checkbox whether the taxpayer is claiming paid or accrued taxes.


Report date taxes were paid or accrued. For cash basis taxpayers using the accrual method, enter the last day of this tax year.

k through n

Skip these columns for taxpayers who are claiming taxes paid only to Puerto Rico; these lines are for taxpayers who paid foreign tax in foreign currency.

o through r

Enter the type of income for which the taxpayer paid foreign taxes. Use column r for taxes paid or accrued for wages and pensions.

More Information

Taxpayers, including cash basis taxpayers, can take the foreign tax credit in the tax year paid or accrued. Under the accrual method, Puerto Rico taxes are fixed on December 31 of the tax year. Most U.S. government employees who live in Puerto Rico use the accrual method to determine their foreign tax credit because Puerto Rico taxes are paid after the end of the year

Form 1116, Part II.