My reputation is not strong enough to comment on some of the existing topics - please accept my apologies for a potentially mergable question(s).
Assumption: The Foreign Income Exclusion (Form 2555) requires exclusion of time spent while working on US soil - even if the company is not American/ I am paid out of country X entirely (i.e. really no US income).
Question: The Foreign Tax Credit specifically calculating the values for Line 1a. on General Income (Foreign Gross Income) requires the removal of the FIE (if present). This makes sense. The question is - am I removing that from my total income from country X inclusive of business trips or from the non-business trip amount?
If the latter, since I don't get a tax-waiver from Country X (by default) for time spent on US soil for tax purposes, isn't this effectively double taxation?
Or am I missing something?