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Social Security Agreements

Social Security Agreements

The US has social security agreements with many of its tax treaty partners. Under these agreements, many people who work or have worked for both countries can receive credit for work performed in both countries under the social security system of one country. In addition, these agreements help to avoid paying social security taxes to both countries. Publications on Social Security Agreements, often referred to as "Totalization" Agreements, can be obtained from your local U.S. Social Security Administration representative at your Embassy.

Overviews and detailed descriptions of international agreements between the United States and 24 other countries can be obtained from the Social Security Administration website and by clicking here.

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