Just started receiving a retirement pension from the British Army. Someone suggested IRS form 8833, so that it would not be taxable.
Is this correct? How do I complete this form?
You can enter your Foreign Pension either by creating a Substitute 1099-R or entering it under Miscellaneous Income.
If you also paid Foreign Tax on that income, please see the following steps from @TurboTaxKarenJ:
To report the foreign tax paid on your pension for foreign tax credit:
Form 8833 would not apply in this case, but click this link for dertailed info from the IRS.
It is not foreign earned income. However, you can input it as other miscellaneous income and then enter the amount in the foreign tax credit section of TurboTax.
Some states will exempt a certain amount of retirement income for their taxpayers. If you live in a state that exempts some or all of it, you would want to indicate on the federal return that it is retirement income.