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teatimebs
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Where do I enter SS from the UK

 
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GeoffreyG
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Where do I enter SS from the UK

Thank you for asking this question.  Please note from the outset that this answer does not address the tax treatment of your (foreign) Social Security or pension income, from the perspective of any other country aside from the United States.  It also does not consider any tax treaty provisions that may be in effect between the US and the United Kingdom.  In other words, the scope of this answer is restricted to the US tax treatment and reporting of these items only.  Any taxes due or forms required by the other country involved are beyond the purview of this response.

That said, there are some good existing answers on this very topic (foreign pension income, that is), on a few of the other TurboTax AnswerXchange threads.  They provide mechanical instructions for entering foreign pension income into TurboTax (and thus onto a US tax return).  Here are those links, so that you can read them for yourself:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3175138

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3642520

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3833087


Essentially those answers propose one of two different solutions.  Under one method you can input a foreign pension or non-US Social Security payments into TurboTax (and thus report them on a US tax return), by creating a "substitute" Form 1099-R.  It does not matter whether the income was a one-time lump sum payment, or an annual (ongoing) pension stream of monthly payments.  It still gets reported, and taxed, the same.

Alternatively (and also preferably as well, because it is easier to do), you can enter the foreign pension income on Form 1040, Line 21 as "other income" or "foreign pension."  If you choose this way, then you won't have to create a substitute Form1099-R, by filing Form 4852.

However, the end tax result (in terms of United States tax rate and amount assessed) will be identical under both methods.  You can enter a Line 21 amount in TurboTax by using the following pathway Federal Taxes -> Wages & Income -> Less Common Income -> Visit All and then proceed through the interview until you find an appropriate place to declare the foreign income and type in an accompanying description.

Thanks again for asking about this.

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GeoffreyG
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Where do I enter SS from the UK

Thank you for asking this question.  Please note from the outset that this answer does not address the tax treatment of your (foreign) Social Security or pension income, from the perspective of any other country aside from the United States.  It also does not consider any tax treaty provisions that may be in effect between the US and the United Kingdom.  In other words, the scope of this answer is restricted to the US tax treatment and reporting of these items only.  Any taxes due or forms required by the other country involved are beyond the purview of this response.

That said, there are some good existing answers on this very topic (foreign pension income, that is), on a few of the other TurboTax AnswerXchange threads.  They provide mechanical instructions for entering foreign pension income into TurboTax (and thus onto a US tax return).  Here are those links, so that you can read them for yourself:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3175138

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3642520

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3833087


Essentially those answers propose one of two different solutions.  Under one method you can input a foreign pension or non-US Social Security payments into TurboTax (and thus report them on a US tax return), by creating a "substitute" Form 1099-R.  It does not matter whether the income was a one-time lump sum payment, or an annual (ongoing) pension stream of monthly payments.  It still gets reported, and taxed, the same.

Alternatively (and also preferably as well, because it is easier to do), you can enter the foreign pension income on Form 1040, Line 21 as "other income" or "foreign pension."  If you choose this way, then you won't have to create a substitute Form1099-R, by filing Form 4852.

However, the end tax result (in terms of United States tax rate and amount assessed) will be identical under both methods.  You can enter a Line 21 amount in TurboTax by using the following pathway Federal Taxes -> Wages & Income -> Less Common Income -> Visit All and then proceed through the interview until you find an appropriate place to declare the foreign income and type in an accompanying description.

Thanks again for asking about this.

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