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Author: billjohn Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Global Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121219  
Subject: German pension Date: 2/26/2003 4:40 PM
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I began doing my father-in-law's taxes last year. He receives a small pension from Germany based on his service in the military during WWII. He recieves no documentation indicating whether German taxes have been withheld. How would I find out if he has to report this income on his Federal return? Thanks.

Bill
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Author: MostCurious1 One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 64112 of 121219
Subject: Re: German pension Date: 2/26/2003 9:58 PM
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FWIW
brother ans sister-in-law both collect "altersrente" from Germany.
Initially showed it as US income a few years back. Were told it is considered Social Security for US Purposes. Filed 1040x's for several years. Got the $$ back and do not have to file 1040's any more due to limited total US income. Outside their their German and US Social Security Direct Deosits they do not have enough taxable income to even file a return. Do not know about your FIL status, so please double check.
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