So, my DH's employer contributes money to a pension for us. My understanding, based on other posts on this board, is that we can either NOT include this money as income now, in which case it will be taxed in retirement. Or we can include it as income, and then the contributions (not growth) will be considered a tax-free basis to the IRS, if we retire there.
So I was fiddling around with this on Turbotax, and added the amount to our income, and it didn't change anything as far as what we owe/are owed back. We don't use the FEIE, we take the FTC for everything. So sounds like declaring it may make sense, if it doesn't decrease our IRS refund one bit? And if I declare it, how is it labelled? I use Turbotax.