As an ex-patriot, must I pay taxes US taxes on Social Security Benefits? My income is simple: Soc Sec $15,288, Pension $7,644. According to the Notice 703 I get every year from Soc Sec, I then take one half of the Soc Sec, $7,644 add that to my pension of $3,785.76 and the total is $11,429.76. This is far below the base of $25,000 beyond which I would have to pay taxes. I have no income from the Philippines, no business, no job, and nothing from the gov't here.
I have read Pub 54 and Pub 915 but do not see how they apply to me.
Is this not right?
What forms in addition to 1040 do I send in with my return?