I called the IRS today to inquire how to file my foreign pension plan. After being transferred around a few times the first hour and a half, I finally got connected to one who made a referral and said that I’d be contacted in about 2 weeks with (hopefully) an answer to my question. I then asked about private pension plans, but got disconnected after being on the phone for exactly 2 hours. I’ll have to call again with that question. Somewhere between the transfers, one agent figured that it is probably filed the same as a 401k. I’ll try that if no one else has a better idea. The direct number for international issues is: 267-941-1000
A 2 hour long distance international call to the IRS may cost around $12.9, depending upon locality and exchange rates. This, I believe, is currently not tax deductible but is much less than it used to be.