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Revision as of 12:18, 27 March 2010


There are several types of Peace Corps allowances. Not all Peace Corps Volunteers will have all of these types of income. Peace Corps income includes:

Re-adjustment allowance: All PCVs earn $225/month paid after COS.
Pre-Service Training Walk-Around Money: The money you received during PST to cover small expenses.
Living Allowance: Money to provide for a PCV’s basic needs in their country of service
Leave Allowance: All PCVs earn $24/month for leave. It is paid with your living allowance.
Special Leave Allowance: $12/day for up to 30 days paid to PCVs who extend their service for a year
Per diems: Money paid to PCVs while away from site (ISTs, conferences, etc.)
Evacuation Allowance: Money paid to a PCV during a time of country evacuation
Medical Leave Allowance: Money given to a PCV on medical leave out of country

Your per diems (staging, in-service training, volunteer conference, evacuation, medical, etc) and settling-in allowance are not taxable and do not need to be reported on your tax return

Source: Tax Guide 2009

Taxable Income

Some Peace Corps income is fully taxable; some is partially taxable; some is not taxable. Some income is subject to FICA taxes (Social Security & Medicare taxes).
Not all of your Peace Corps income is reported on your W-2.

Peace Corps Income Income Tax FICA Taxes On W-2? 1040-EZ Line 1040/1040A Line
Re-adjustment Allowance 100% Taxable 100% Taxable Yes 1 7
PST Walk-Around Money 100% Taxable Not taxable No 1 7
Living Allowance Partially Taxable Not taxable No 1 7
Leave Allowance 100% Taxable Not taxable No 1 7
Special Leave Allowance(1) 100% Taxable Not taxable No 1 7
Untaxed Allowances
Per Diems Not taxable Not taxable No n/a n/a
Settling-in allowance Not taxable Not taxable No n/a n/a
Evacuation Allowance Not taxable Not taxable No n/a n/a
Medical Leave Allowance(2) Not taxable Not taxable No n/a n/a

For tax purposes please see the following OFFICIAL Peace Corps documents:

2009 Tax Guide Taxable Allowances Calculator
2008 Tax Guide Taxable Allowances Guide
2007 Tax Guide Taxable Allowances Guide
2006 Tax Guide Taxable Allowances Guide
2005 Tax Guide

(1) $12 per day for up to 30 days paid to volunteers who extend service for 1 year.
(2) Allowance paid while Volunteers are on medical leave in or out of their country of service
Your per diems (staging, in-service training, volunteer conference, evacuation, medical, etc) and settling-in allowance are not taxable and do not need to be reported on your tax return.

Source: Tax Guide 2009

Living Allowances

For the year: 2009 Click on the tabs on the top row so sort by that column.

COUNTRY
Region
Months
(2009)
Monthly Gross Amount
Taxable Portion
Monthly Taxable Amount
Albania All Jan - Dec $267 22% $58.74
Armenia All Jan - Mar $315.09 35% $110.28
Armenia All (For couples -wife) Jan - Mar $287.45 35% $100.61
Armenia All Apr $287.45 35% $100.61
Armenia All (For couples -wife) Apr $273.63 35% $95.77
Armenia All May - Sept $292.98 35% $102.54
Armenia All (For couples -wife) May - Sept $276.4 35% $96.74
Armenia All Oct $309.56 35% $108.35
Armenia All (For couples -wife) Oct $284.69 35% $99.64
Armenia All Nov - Dec $326.15 35% $114.15
Armenia All (For couples -wife) Nov - Dec $292.98 35% $102.54
Azerbaijan All Jan - Mar $283 13% $36.79
Azerbaijan All Apr - Jun $255 13% $33.15
Azerbaijan All Jul - Sept $276 13% $35.88
Azerbaijan All Oct - Dec $304 13% $39.52
Azerbaijan All AZ-7 PCV group Dec $226 13% $29.38
Belize Tier 4 (Belize City) Jan - Dec $675 26% $175.5
Belize Tier 3 (Belmopan) Jan - Dec $620 28% $173.6
Belize Tier 2 (District Town) Jan - Dec $520 34% $176.8
Belize Tier 1 (Village) Jan - Dec $470 37% $173.9
Benin Semi-Urban Jan - May $241.56 24% $57.97
Benin Semi-Urban Jun- Dec $231.13 30% $69.34
Benin Rural Jan - Dec $240.28 41% $98.51
Botswana NGO Jan - Dec $261.94 8% $20.96
Botswana CCB, DAC, Life Skills Jan - Dec $230.56 9% $20.75
Bulgaria Standard Jan - Dec $304.55 20.7% $63.04
Bulgaria Urban or Commuter Jan - Dec $317.94 20.7% $65.81
Bulgaria Urban & Commuter Jan - Dec $331.33 20.7% $68.59
Burkina Faso Urban Jan - Nov $327.27 35% $114.55
Burkina Faso Semi-Urban (a) Jan - Nov $272.73 35% $95.45
Burkina Faso Semi-Urban (b) Jan - Nov $272.73 35% $95.45
Burkina Faso Rural Jan - Nov $272.73 35% $95.45
Burkina Faso Urban Dec $327.27 35% $114.55
Burkina Faso Semi-Urban (a) Dec $272.73 35% $95.45
Burkina Faso Semi-Urban (b) Dec $272.73 35% $95.45
Burkina Faso Rural Dec $272.73 35% $95.45
Cameroon All Jan - Dec $319 31% $98.89
Cambodia All Jan - Dec $203 30% $60.9
Cape Verde All Jan - Dec $489.58 14% $68.54
China All Jan - Dec $206.14 27% $55.66
Costa Rica Urban Jan - May $368.73 23% $84.81
Costa Rica Semi-Urban (a) Jun- Dec $311.34 23% $71.61
Costa Rica Urban Jan - May $379.81 23% $87.36
Costa Rica Semi-Urban (a) Jun- Dec $320.71 23% $73.76
Dominican Republic Level I (Capital) Jan - Aug $357.54 34% $121.56
Dominican Republic Level I (Capital) Sept - Dec $424.46 34% $144.32
Dominican Republic PCVL Jan - Aug $473.74 28% $132.65
Dominican Republic Level II Jan - Aug $380.8 39% $148.51
Dominican Republic Level II Sept - Dec $410.56 39% $160.12
Dominican Republic Level III (Pueblos) Jan - Aug $280.27 39% $109.31
Dominican Republic Level III (Pueblos) Sept - Dec $322.58 39% $125.81
Dominican Republic Level IV (Campo) Jan - Aug $254.06 43% $109.25
Dominican Republic Level IV (Campo) Sept - Dec $288.36 43% $123.99
Eastern Caribbean St. Lucia Jan - Dec $622.2 22% $136.88
Eastern Caribbean St. Vincent Jan - Dec $581.19 22% $127.86
Eastern Caribbean St. Kitts and Nevis Jan - Dec $770.84 22% $169.58
Eastern Caribbean Grenada Jan - Dec $695.63 22% $153.04
Eastern Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda Jan - Dec $671.92 22% $147.82
Eastern Caribbean Dominica Jan - Dec $689.75 22% $151.75
Ecuador Level 1 Jan - Nov $355 31% $110.05
Ecuador Level 2 Jan - Nov $355 31% $110.05
Ecuador Level 3 Jan - Nov $251 31% $77.81
Ecuador Level 1 Dec $355 31% $110.05
Ecuador Level 2 Dec $347 31% $107.57
Ecuador Level 3 Dec $292.75 31% $90.75
El Salvador Urban Jan - Dec $450 35% $157.5
El Salvador Rural Jan - Dec $300 35% $105
Ethiopia All Jan - Sept $164.27 14% $23
Ethiopia Small Town Oct - Dec $164.27 15% $24.64
Ethiopia Zonal Capital Oct - Dec $166.36 15% $24.95
Ethiopia Regional Capital Oct - Dec $198.09 15% $29.71
Fiji Urban Jan - Oct $378.04 15% $56.71
Fiji Semi-Rural Jan - Oct $328.73 15% $49.31
Fiji Rural Jan - Oct $328.73 15% $49.31
Fiji Urban Nov - Dec $318.21 23% $73.19
Fiji Semi-Rural Nov - Dec $276.7 23% $63.64
Fiji Rural Nov - Dec $276.7 23% $63.64
Gambia, The Urban Jan - Mar $207.11 36% $74.56
Gambia, The Rural Jan - Mar $177.08 41% $72.6
Gambia, The Urban Apr - Sept $216.19 36% $77.83
Gambia, The Rural Apr - Sept $186.28 41% $76.37
Gambia, The Urban Oct - Dec $240.98 22% $53.02
Gambia, The Rural Oct - Dec $206.98 41% $84.86
Georgia All Aug 21 - Oct $304 44% $133.76
Georgia All Nov - Dec $323 44% $142.12
Ghana Urban Jan - Dec $240.95 37% $89.15
Ghana Rural Jan - Dec $188.57 36% $67.89
Guatemala Group 1 Jan - Dec $378.48 33% $124.9
Guatemala Group 2 Jan - Dec $329.77 38% $125.31
Guatemala Group 3 Jan - Dec $317.53 39% $123.84
Guatemala Group 4 Jan - Dec $292.15 43% $125.62
Guinea All Jan - Oct $177.13 35% $62
Guyana All Jan - Dec $211.27 50% $105.64
Honduras Urban (Tier I) Jan - Dec $321.9 12% $38.63
Honduras Urban (Tier II) Jan - Dec $290.24 9% $26.12
Honduras Semi-Urban (Tier III) Jan - Dec $269.13 12% $32.3
Honduras Rural (Tier IV) Jan - Dec $226.91 8% $18.15
Jamaica All Jan - Jul $25 15% $3.75
Jamaica All Aug - Dec $39.77 15% $5.97
Jordan All Jan - Apr $225.99 25% $56.5
Jordan All May - Dec $242.94 25% $60.74
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 1 Jan - Jul $566.8 19.5% $110.53
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 2 Jan - Jul $406.93 19.5% $79.35
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 3 Jan - Jul $356.07 19.5% $69.43
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 4 Jan - Jul $297.93 19.5% $58.1
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 5 Jan - Jul $232.53 19.5% $45.34
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 1 Aug - Dec $566.8 17.6% $99.76
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 2 Aug - Dec $411.53 17.6% $72.43
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 3 Aug - Dec $373.53 17.6% $65.74
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 4 Aug - Dec $346.86 17.6% $61.05
Kazakhstan Kaz 18, 19, and 20 Tier 5 Aug - Dec $274.86 17.6% $48.38
Kazakhstan Kaz 21 Tier 2 Nov - Dec $411.53 17.6% $72.43
Kazakhstan Kaz 21 Tier 3 Nov - Dec $373.53 17.6% $65.74
Kazakhstan Kaz 21 Tier 4 Nov - Dec $346.86 17.6% $61.05
Kazakhstan Kaz 21 Tier 5 Nov - Dec $274.86 17.6% $48.38
Kenya All Jan - Apr $166.49 35% $58.27
Kenya All May - Dec $222.08 35% $77.73
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 1 Jan - Mar $153.44 19% $29.15
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 2 Jan - Mar $142.28 19% $27.03
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 3 Jan - Mar $136.72 19% $25.98
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 1 April $147.39 19% $28
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 2 April $136.33 19% $25.9
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 3 April $131.06 19% $24.9
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 1 May - Sept $157 19% $29.83
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 2 May - Sept $157 19% $29.83
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 3 May - Sept $147.28 19% $27.98
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 1 Oct - Dec $166.86 19% $31.7
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 2 Oct - Dec $166.86 19% $31.7
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 3 Oct - Dec $156.67 19% $29.77
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 1/K-17 20 days in Jun $109.89 19% $20.88
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 2/K-17 20 days in Jun $109.89 19% $20.88
Kyrgyz Republic Tier 3/K-17 20 days in Jun $103.08 19% $19.59
Lesotho All Jan - Dec $204.91 48% $98.36
Liberia Semi-Urban Jan - Nov $320 4% $12.8
Liberia Semi-Urban Dec $352 6% $21.12
Macedonia Urban Jan - May $299.76 48% $143.88
Macedonia Semi-Urban/Rural Jan - May $274.76 48% $131.88
Macedonia Urban Jun - Nov $336.54 10.7% $36.04
Macedonia Semi-Urban/Rural Jun - Nov $276.44 13% $36.05
Macedonia Urban Dec $304.35 10.7% $32.6
Macedonia Semi-Urban/Rural Jan $250 13% $32.6
Madagascar All Jan $130.44 46.7% $60.92
Madagascar All Feb $130.44 46.7% $60.92
Madagascar All Mar $130.44 46.7% $60.92
Madagascar (Evacuation) Apr - Oct $0 0% $0
Madagascar All Nov $71.74 46.7% $33.5
Madagascar All Dec $143.49 46.7% $67.01
Malawi Urban Jan - Nov $162 28% $45.36
Malawi Rural Jan - Nov $155 28% $43.4
Malawi Urban Dec $162 28% $45.36
Malawi Rural Dec $155 28% $43.4
Malawi PCRVs Jan - Dec $218.3 28% $61.12
Mali Bamako Jan - Nov $322.73 52% $167.82
Mali Regional Capital Jan - Nov $300 48% $144
Mali Rural Jan - Nov $238.64 50% $119.32
Mali Bamako Dec $322.73 52% $167.82
Mali Regional Capital Dec $300 48% $144
Mali Rural Dec $238.64 50% $119.32
Mauritania Urban Jan - Jul $521 21% $109.41
Mauritania Semi-Urban Jan - May $209 26% $54.34
Mauritania Rural Jan - Jul $193 30% $57.9
Mauritania Semi-Urban Jun - Jul $255 23% $58.65
Mauritania Urban Aug $243 21% $51.03
Mauritania Semi-Urban Aug $119 23% $27.37
Mauritania Rural Aug $90 30% $27
Mexico Urban-Singles (Zona A) Jan - Dec $696.3 22% $153.33
Mexico Urban-Couples (Zona A) Jan - Dec $556.3 27.6% $153.33
Mexico Semi-Urban-Singles (Zona B) Jan - Dec $628.15 23.2% $145.93
Mexico Semi-Urban-Couples (Zona B) Jan - Dec $505.93 28.8% $145.93
Mexico Semi-Rural-Singles (Zona C) Jan - Dec $600 24.3% $145.93
Mexico Semi-Rural-Couples (Zona C) Jan - Dec $490.37 29.8% $145.93
Micronesia FSM Jan - Dec $383 35% $134.05
Micronesia Palau Jan - Dec $415 35% $145.25
Moldova Urban Jan - Sept $297.3 36% $107.03
Moldova Urban Oct - Dec $300 37% $111
Moldova Semi-Urban/Rural Jan - Dec $290.37 35% $101.63
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Jan - Apr $125.55 34.1% $42.81
Mongolia Special Aimags Jan - Apr $121.8 16.4% $19.98
Mongolia Countryside Jan - Apr $102.36 21.3% $21.8
Mongolia All May - Dec $136.39 13.2% $18
Morocco All Jan - May $259.4 42% $108.95
Morocco TG-09-01 (61 PCVs) May - Jun/PCVs stay with HF $129.7 42% $54.47
Morocco All but TG-09-01 May - Jun $259.4 42% $108.95
Morocco All but TG-09-02 Jul - Nov $259.4 42% $108.95
Morocco TG-09-02 (57 PCVs) Nov/Only 18 days of $129.70 Living Allowance PCVs stay with HF $77.82 24.5% $19.07
Morocco TG-09-02 (57 PCVs) Dec/PCVs stay with HF $118.35 24.5% $29
Morocco All but TG-09-02 Dec $236.71 24.5% $57.99
Mozambique All Jan - Jul $231.38 30% $69.41
Mozambique All Aug - Dec $254.52 30% $76.36
Namibia All Jan - May $218.2 33% $72.01
Namibia All Jun - Dec $240.22 8.3% $20.01
Nicaragua 1 Jan - Dec $263.16 26% $68.42
Nicaragua 2 Jan - Dec $210.53 33% $69.47
Niger Urban Jan - Dec $349.43 45.6% $159.34
Niger Semi-Urban (a) Jan - Dec $340.34 45.6% $155.2
Niger Semi-Urban (b) Jan - Dec $326.7 45.6% $148.98
Niger Rural Jan - Dec $281.25 45.6% $128.25
Panama All Jan - Dec $316 39% $123.24
Paraguay PCVL Jan- Dec $386.26 23% $88.84
Paraguay Big Cities Jan- Dec $343.34 31% $106.44
Paraguay Medium Cities Jan- Dec $32.88 29% $9.54
Paraguay Rural Jan- Dec $278.96 35% $97.64
Peru City Jan - Nov $455.96 51.3% $233.73
Peru City Dec $526.04 51.3% $269.65
Peru Urban Jan - Dec $407.64 51.3% $208.96
Peru Semi-Urban Jan - Dec $348.84 42.8% $149.13
Peru Rural Jan - Dec $319.93 45.4% $145.09
Philippines All Jan - Dec $278 26% $72.28
Romania All Jan - Mar $308.92 16.2% $50.17
Romania All Apr - May $282.69 17.8% $50.18
Romania All Jun - Oct $269.24 17.3% $46.55
Romania All Nov - Dec $295.48 15.8% $46.57
Rwanda Urban Jan - Nov $250 35% $87.5
Rwanda Semi-Urban (a) Jan - Nov $250 35% $87.5
Rwanda Semi-Urban (b) Jan - Nov $250 35% $87.5
Rwanda Rural Jan - Nov $250 35% $87.5
Rwanda Urban Dec $249.14 35% $87.2
Rwanda Semi-Urban (a) Dec $249.14 35% $87.2
Rwanda Semi-Urban (b) Dec $249.14 35% $87.2
Rwanda Rural Dec $249.14 35% $87.2
Samoa All Jan - Nov $407.6 2% $8.15
Samoa All Dec $373.34 12% $44.8
Senegal Dakar Jan - Dec $445.45 46% $204.91
Senegal Urban Jan - Dec $359.09 46% $165.18
Senegal Midsize Town Jan - Dec $313.63 46% $144.27
Senegal Small Town Jan - Dec $288.63 46% $132.77
Senegal Rural Jan - Dec $245.45 46% $112.91
South Africa All Jan - Dec $280.26 37% $103.7
Suriname All Jan - Dec $235.72 24% $56.57
Swaziland All Jan - Dec $296.05 10% $29.61
Tanzania Zanzibar Jan - Apr $206.46 30% $61.94
Tanzania Mainland Jan - Apr $172.42 30% $51.73
Tanzania Zanzibar May - Dec $206.46 30% $61.94
Tanzania Mainland May - Dec $185.49 30% $55.65
Thailand All Jan - Dec $224.22 59% $132.29
Togo Semi-Urban (a) Jan - Nov $293.18 44% $129
Togo Semi-Urban (a) Dec 4-31 $257.49 44% $113.3
Tonga All Jan - Nov $312 14% $43.68
Tonga All Dec $312 3% $9.36
Turkmenistan Urban Jan - Dec $253 35% $88.55
Turkmenistan Rural Jan - Dec $193 35% $67.55
Uganda All Jan - Dec $250 27% $67.5
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#36-37 PCVs Jan $155.24 35% $54.33
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#36-37 PCVs Feb $158.14 35% $55.35
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#36-37 PCVs Mar $163.41 35% $57.19
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#36-37 PCVs Apr $161.14 35% $56.4
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#36-37 PCVs May $170.43 35% $59.65
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#36-37 PCVs Jun $178.65 35% $62.53
Ukraine Gr# 36 PCVs Jun $77.41 35% $27.09
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#37 PCVs Jul $180.05 35% $63.02
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#37 PCVs Aug $173.45 35% $60.71
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#37 PCVs Sept $161.98 35% $56.69
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#37 PCVs Oct $161.03 35% $56.36
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#37 PCVs Nov $168.24 35% $58.88
Ukraine All Groups except Gr#37 PCVs Dec $169.8 35% $59.43
Ukraine Gr# 37 PCVs Dec $82.17 35% $28.76
Vanuatu Urban Jan - Dec $645.19 35% $225.82
Vanuatu Semi-Urban Jan - Dec $612.6 35% $214.41
Vanuatu Rural Jan - Dec $547.41 35% $191.59
Zambia Urban Jan - Feb $301.94 32% $96.62
Zambia Rural Jan - Feb $207.02 28% $57.97
Zambia Urban Mar - May $301.94 32% $96.62
Zambia Rural Mar - May $207.94 28% $58.22
Zambia Urban Jun- Aug $348.13 32% $111.4
Zambia Rural Jun- Aug $238.68 28% $66.83
Zambia Urban Sept - Nov $364.92 32% $116.77
Zambia Rural Sept - Nov $250.19 28% $70.05
Zambia Urban Dec $398.66 32% $127.57
Zambia Rural Dec $273.33 28% $76.53

See Also

See Also:
Volunteer allowance rates: Different allowance rates, from Settling-In to Emergency-Leave
Forms: Forms used for payments, reimbursements, or survey for allowance increases

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