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Thank you for your tax information - and I am asking this question here as you all seem to know alot about this process. If you are retired and your American pensions are deposited into American Bank Accounts but you live here in the UK - and do not have an income from the UK - and if you fill out an American Tax from to the IRS - do you have to fill out any forms for the UK for taxes?
 

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I've changed the heading on your post to try and attract a bit more attention and maybe someone in a similar situation.

As long as you are legally living in the UK (on some sort of visa or with dual nationality or whatever) it depends primarily if the UK tax authorities require you to report your worldwide income or not.

Generally government pensions (i.e. US Social Security) is taxed by the government that issued them. It really doesn't matter where the bank is that they are paid into. (And, indeed, many Americans living abroad find it convenient to have the Consulate direct deposit their US social security into a local account in local currency.) Private pensions are a different story and their treatment for tax purposes can vary quite a bit.

Again, generally speaking, if you are resident in the UK, you should be subject to UK law on taxation and how you report your foreign pensions to the tax authority - even if, under tax or social security treaties, they aren't taxed in the UK.

As a US citizen, you ALWAYS have to file US taxes no matter where in the world you're living. Which usually means in addition to filing in the country in which you're resident.
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Bev
Thank you for your quick response! So how do I find out if the UK tax authorities require me to report my worldwide income or not????
 
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