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How do I enter retirement income from the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security plan, or from Canadian Registered Retirement Savings Plans or Registered Retirement Income Funds?

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How do I enter retirement income from the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security plan, or from Canadian Registered Retirement Savings Plans or Registered Retirement Income Funds?

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This is from the IRS website:https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/frequently-asked-questions-about-international-individual-tax-matters#TopFAQs

The taxation of payments received from Canadian retirement programs that are similar to the U.S. Social Security system receive special tax treatment due to an income tax treaty between the United States and Canadian governments. The way this income is taxed depends on the recipient’s residence.

The special tax treatment applies to payments receive from the following Canadian retirement programs: Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), and Old Age Security (OAS)

If the recipient is a resident of the United States, the benefits:

  • are taxable only in the United States,
  • are treated as U.S. social security benefits for U.S. tax purposes, and
  • are reported on Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Form 1040A) on the line on which U.S. social security benefits would be reported.

If the recipient is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) who is a resident of Canada, the benefits are taxable only in Canada.


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Date updated: Dec 13, 2018
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