Thank you to this post and all the detailed responses, I was also able to get my refund last year in June. I had to make a few calls and write emails after sending the application, but eventually the refund showed up in my US bank account. (I chose US bank account as they required a notarized copy if the bank deposit form).
Now I would like to ask question about taxation in US.
US Resident/citizens, how did you declare this on your tax?
From what I am reading, this needs to be declared as Social Security Benefit. (based on US-Germany Tax Agreement)
My tax filing status is Resident Alien (As I am an Indian Citizen in US on H1B Visa). Not sure if there is an exemption which will help me reduce the tax burden?
I found the wording inconsistent between various IRS documents. So I am here looking for help on how people have declared this income on their tax forms. (If declared at all).
Thank you all in advance and appreciate your support.