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Are my wife's retirement payments from Germany reported and where do I report it with turbo tax

I have no document form The German Goverment with the data like , I have captured the deposits in a specific checking account that we setup for these deposits from Germany.

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bine22
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Are my wife's retirement payments from Germany reported and where do I report it with turbo tax

Pensions from the German government are treated just like US social security payments reported on a SSA 1099. So enter the amount received as a SSA1099 (assuming she lives in the US and not in Germany now). See the US Germany tax treaty https://www.irs.gov/businesses/international-businesses/germany-tax-treaty-documents

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bine22
Level 7

Are my wife's retirement payments from Germany reported and where do I report it with turbo tax

Pensions from the German government are treated just like US social security payments reported on a SSA 1099. So enter the amount received as a SSA1099 (assuming she lives in the US and not in Germany now). See the US Germany tax treaty https://www.irs.gov/businesses/international-businesses/germany-tax-treaty-documents

RichardK
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Are my wife's retirement payments from Germany reported and where do I report it with turbo tax

Yes, U. S. citizens and resident aliens must include their world wide income on their tax return, click here for an article on how to enter German government retirement payments into Turbotax.

bine22
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Are my wife's retirement payments from Germany reported and where do I report it with turbo tax

Actually that article does not reflect the correct way to enter pensions from the German government (Rentenversicherung)
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