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Amend taxes to claim health insurance coverage exemption (330 full days present in a foreign country

I filed my 2016 taxes with another tax preparer, paid my taxes, but mistakenly did not claim physical presence in a foreign country.

All of my income was earned in the U.S, however was living in Brazil and paid the health insurance penalty in 2016.

I would like to recover the health insurance penalty paid in 2016 and claim the health insurance coverage exemption, since I was physically present in a foreign country for at least 330 full days within a 12-month period.

How do I go about amending my return using Turbo Tax?

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Catalyst V

Amend taxes to claim health insurance coverage exemption (330 full days present in a foreign country

If you did not prepare your 2016 tax return using TurboTax, it is not easy to amend using the software. You would have to:

1. Buy a CD/Download copy of the 2016 software. (see: https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/)

2. Re-create your original 2016 tax return using the software, exactly as it was.

3. Finally, follow the steps to amend that tax return: https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3061593-how-do-i-amend-my-2016-return-in-the-turbotax-cd-download-...