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She is a German citizen but has lived here for over 15 years. She is eligible for both Social security from the US and from Germany. She has a green card. It is not a large amount as she only worked in Germany for 7 years Then moved to the

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As a green card holder, she is considered a resident alien for tax purposes and as such, she is subject to US tax on her worldwide income. So her German Social Security would also be taxed in the US.

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The SS from Germany is taxed by Germany. Does the US require she be taxed again?

Yes, she is taxed in the US but will get to take a foreign tax credit for the amount of tax paid to Germany.

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