+1 Not a problem at all. I had Vanguard Total International Stock for many years. Not tricky at all.
The total dividends and qualified dividends were included on a 1099-DIV as well as foreign taxes paid, which I got a tax credit for. In fact, since I was retired and in the 12% tax bracket, my foreign tax credit exceeded the tax on my non-qualified dividends... so with respect to my international stocks I had a negative net federal tax on my international stock dividends. And it is all automatically imported into Turbo Tax.
You really want to hold international equities in your taxable account... in tax-deferred or tax-free accounts the foreign tax credit can't be had and goes to waste.
But if you do own international equities in an IRA as you allude to in the OP, there are no tax implications or reporting at all... so I don't see what you are all wound up about. Chill.
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