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german citizen and applying for a green card and permanent residency in the USA.Will my company pension be taxable in the USA?
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florida. so you mean my company pension must be taxed in the USA?

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Tax Professional: Jax Tax, Tax Attorney replied 6 years ago
Yes it will be. Luckily Floirda has no tax. You will need to give me some info. It is my understanding that German pensions are funded with after tax dollars. If this is true, you have a cost basis in your pension equal to the after tax dollars you contributed. Again, if this is true, you can assume your pension payments are first a return of capital taking tax free up to this amount.I am not an expert in German tax so if you had no post tax contributions, the entire amount is taxable again given credit for any taxes due in Germany if any.
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