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Statistics of Income Winter 2020 Bulletin

Statistics of Income Bulletin (SOI)

The Winter 2020 Statistics of Income Bulletin is now available on The Statistics of Income (SOI) Division produces the online Bulletin quarterly, providing the most recent data available from various tax and information returns filed by U.S. taxpayers. This issue includes an article on the following:

  • Individual Foreign-Earned Income and Foreign Tax Credit, Tax Year 2016:

For 2016, the total amount of foreign-earned income reported by U.S. taxpayers decreased in real terms by 11.2 percent from 2011 levels of $57.9 billion, to just over $51.4 billion. In contrast, foreign-source gross income reported by U.S. taxpayers increased in real terms by 19.5 percent to $216.7 billion for the year, while the total foreign tax credit claimed grew 14.5 percent to just under $20.1 billion. Unless otherwise stated, the statistics reported in this article are based on data compiled from Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit, and Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. U.S. taxpayers file these forms with their individual income tax returns to report foreign-earned income and claim the foreign tax credit.

SOI Bulletin articles are available for download at