EF Message 0460

How do I clear EF message 0460?


The message reads:


For Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, when the taxpayer is qualifying under the Bona Fide Residence Test, and the "Date Bona Fide Residence Ended" entered is "1231"(December 31) of the current tax year, or if "CONTINUE" is entered, then the "Date Bona Fide Residence Began" must be "0101" (January 1)of the current tax year or must be prior to the current tax year.

When "Date Bona Fide Residence Ended" is prior to December 31 of the current tax year, then "Date Bona Fide Residence Began" must be "0101" of the previous tax year or earlier than the previous tax year.

Return to screen 2555, available from the "Foreign" tab of the Data Entry Menu, and click the "2555-Part 2" tab. Review your entries in the "PART II - Bona Fide Residence Test" section.

To clear the message, go to Foreign tab > 2555 screen in data entry and click the 2555 - Part 2 tab. Review the Date Bona Fide Residence Ended entry. To meet the Bona Fide Resident Test, the taxpayer must be a “…resident of a foreign country or countries for an uninterrupted period that includes an entire tax year.”

  • If the end date is December 31st of the current year or CONTINUE, the Date Bona Fide Residence Began must be January 1st of the current year or earlier.
  • If the end date is before December 31st of the current year, then Date Bona Fide Residence Began must be January 1st of the previous year or earlier.

 For more information, see the Form 2555 Instructions.