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| '''[[Albania]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $228.95 || 22.0% || $50.37
| '''[[Albania]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $228.95 || 22.0% || $50.37

Revision as of 04:45, 2 February 2011


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: 2010

Click on the tabs on the top row to sort by that column.

COUNTRY
Region
Months
(2010)
Monthly Gross Amount
Taxable Portion
Monthly Taxable Amount
Albania All Jan - Nov $228.95 22.0% $50.37
Albania All Dec $222.45 22.0% $48.94
Armenia All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $21.38
Azerbaijan All Jan - Mar $304.00 7.2% $22.00
Azerbaijan All Apr - Jun $276.00 8.0% $22.00
Azerbaijan All Jul - Sep $281.00 9.6% $27.00
Azerbaijan All Oct - Dec $309.00 8.7% $27.00
Azerbaijan All Dec (AZ8) $225.00 8.9% $20.00
Belize Tier 4 (Belize City) Jan - Dec $470.00 12.8% $60.00
Belize Tier 3 (Belmopan) Jan - Dec $520.00 11.5% $60.00
Belize Tier 2 (District Town) Jan - Dec $620.00 9.7% $60.00
Belize Tier 1 (Village) Jan - Dec $675.00 8.9% $60.00
Benin Semi-Urban (Contonou) Jan - May $233.45 24.0% $56.03
Benin Semi-Urban (Contonou) Jun - Nov $201.23 30.0% $60.37
Benin Rural Jan - Nov $298.09 41.0% $122.22
Botswana All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $35.25
Bulgaria Standard Jan - Dec $304.55 22.0% $67.00
Bulgaria Urban or Commuter Jan - Dec $317.94 22.0% $69.95
Bulgaria Urban & Commuter Jan - Dec $331.33 22.0% $72.89
Burkina Faso All Jan - Mar $---- ----% $49.85
Burkina Faso All Apr - Sep $---- ----% $49.85
Burkina Faso All Oct - Dec $---- ----% $53.65
Cambodia All Jan - Dec $203.00 30.0% $60.90
Cameroon All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $51.00
Cape Verde All Jan - Mar $---- ----% $46.78
Cape Verde All Apr - Dec $---- ----% $67.09
China All Jan - Dec $206.17 27.0% $55.67
Columbia All Oct - Dec $---- ----% $46.22
Costa Rica Urban Jan - Jul $356.00 23.0% $81.88
Costa Rica Rural Jan - Jul $421.60 20.0% $84.32
Costa Rica Urban Aug - Dec $395.60 14.0% $55.38
Costa Rica Rural Aug - Dec $515.60 11.0% $56.72
Dominican Republic All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $27.96
Eastern Caribbean St. Lucia Jan - Dec $662.59 19.0% $125.89
Eastern Caribbean St. Vincent Jan - Dec $602.01 18.0% $108.36
Eastern Caribbean St. Kitts and Nevis Jan - Dec $800.12 15.0% $120.02
Eastern Caribbean Grenada Jan - Dec $742.90 17.0% $126.29
Eastern Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda Jan - Dec $907.03 16.0% $145.12
Eastern Caribbean Dominica Jan - Dec $725.45 16.0% $116.07
Ecuador All Jan - Mar $---- ----% $34.00
Ecuador All Apr- Dec $---- ----% $34.00
El Salvador Urban Jan - Dec $450.00 6.7% $30.00
El Salvador Rural Jan - Dec $300.00 10.0% $30.00
Ethiopia All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $18.00
Fiji All Jan - Nov $---- ----% $76.92
Fiji All Dec $---- ----% $76.92
Gambia Urban Jan - May $240.98 36.0% $86.75
Gambia Urban Jun - Dec $240.98 22.0% $53.02
Gambia Rural Jan - Dec $206.98 41.0% $84.86
Georgia All Jan - Nov $---- ----% $124.55
Georgia All Dec $---- ----% $43.71
Ghana All Jan - Apr $---- ----% $70.00
Ghana All May - Dec $---- ----% $71.00
Guatemala Group 1 Jan - Aug $370.60 33.1% $122.52
Guatemala Group 2 Jan - Aug $322.90 37.9% $122.51
Guatemala Group 3 Jan - Aug $310.91 39.4% $122.53
Guatemala Group 4 Jan - Aug $286.06 42.8% $122.52
Guatemala Group 1 Sep - Nov $370.60 11.0% $40.88
Guatemala Group 2 Sep - Nov $322.90 12.7% $40.88
Guatemala Group 3 Sep - Nov $310.91 13.2% $40.89
Guatemala Group 4 Sep - Nov $286.06 14.3% $40.88
Guatemala Group 1 Dec $351.32 10.7% $37.70
Guatemala Group 2** Dec $312.32 12.1% $37.67
Guatemala Group 3 Dec $287.92 13.1% $37.69
Guinea All Sep - Nov $192.43 5.2% $9.91
Guyana Urban Jan - Nov $235.85 20.0% $47.17
Guyana Semi-Urban (a) Jan - Nov $217.70 20.0% $43.54
Guyana Semi-Urban (b) Jan - Nov $217.70 20.0% $43.54
Guyana Rural Jan - Nov $212.98 20.0% $42.60
Guyana Urban Dec $235.85 20.0% $47.17
Guyana Semi-Urban (a) Dec $217.70 20.0% $43.54
Guyana Semi-Urban (b) Dec $217.70 20.0% $43.54
Guyana Rural Dec $212.98 20.0% $42.60
Honduras All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $13.65
Indonesia All Jun - Dec $---- ----% $37.53
Jamaica All Jan - Apr $---- ----% $34.93
Jamaica All May - Dec $---- ----% $34.93
Jordan All Jan - Apr $---- ----% $60.73
Jordan All May - Nov $---- ----% $66.74
Jordan All Dec $---- ----% $43.78
Kazakhstan Tier 1 Jan - Dec $574.46 11.7% $67.21
Kazakhstan Tier 2 Jan - Dec $417.09 11.7% $48.80
Kazakhstan Tier 3 Jan - Dec $378.57 11.7% $44.29
Kazakhstan Tier 4 Jan - Dec $351.55 11.7% $41.13
Kazakhstan Tier 5 Jan - Dec $278.57 11.7% $32.59
Kenya All Jan - Nov $213.93 13.2% $28.27
Kenya All Dec $207.92 13.2% $27.48
Krygyz Republic Tier 1 Jan - Mar $131.10 19.0% $24.91
Krygyz Republic Tier 1 Apr - May $123.35 19.0% $23.44
Krygyz Republic Tier 1-Homestay Jun - Aug $175.80 19.0% $33.40
Krygyz Republic Tier 1-Apartment Jun - Aug $180.16 19.0% $34.23
Krygyz Republic Tier 1 Sep - Dec $124.18 14.9% $18.55
Krygyz Republic Tier 2 Jan - Mar $131.10 19.0% $24.91
Krygyz Republic Tier 2 Apri $123.35 19.0% $23.44
Krygyz Republic Tier-2 Homestay Jun - Aug $151.46 19.0% $28.78
Krygyz Republic Tier-2 Apartment Jun - Aug $155.83 19.0% $29.61
Krygyz Republic Tier 2 Sep - Dec $124.18 15.0% $18.63
Krygyz Republic Tier 3 Jan - Mar $123.09 19.0% $23.39
Krygyz Republic Tier 3 Apr - May $115.71 19.0% $21.99
Krygyz Republic Tier 3 Jun - Aug $132.91 19.0% $25.25
Krygyz Republic Tier 3 Sep - Dec $124.18 14.9% $18.55
Lesotho All Jan - Mar $232.47 48.0% $111.58
Lesotho All Apr - Dec $265.57 17.3% $45.96
Liberia All Jan - Mar $---- ----% $68.00
Liberia All Apr - Dec $---- ----% $70.00
Macedonia Skopje Jan - Nov $304.35 10.7% $32.61
Macedonia Non-Skopje Jan - Nov $250.00 13.0% $32.61
Macedonia Skopje Dec $326.34 10.7% $34.97
Macedonia Non-Skopje Dec $268.07 13.0% $34.97
Madagascar Urban Jan - Nov $143.50 46.7% $67.01
Malawi All Jan - Mar $---- ----% $36.00
Malawi All Apr - Dec $---- ----% $36.00
Mali Bamako Jan - Nov $283.15 16.2% $45.87
Mali Regional Capital Jan - Nov $263.21 17.4% $45.85
Mali Rural Jan - Nov $209.37 21.9% $45.85
Mali Bamako Dec $283.15 16.2% $45.87
Mali Regional Capital Dec $263.21 17.4% $45.85
Mali Rural Dec $209.37 21.9% $45.85
Mexico Urban (zone A) Jan - Nov $752.00 23.9% $179.88
Mexico Urban (zone A-1) Jan - Nov $600.79 29.9% $179.88
Mexico Semi-Urban (zone B) Jan - Nov $678.40 25.2% $171.18
Mexico Semi-Urban (zone B-1) Jan - Nov $546.40 31.3% $171.18
Mexico Rural (zone C) Jan - Nov $648.00 26.4% $171.18
Mexico Rural (zone C-1) Jan - Nov $529.60 32.3% $171.18
Micronesia All Jan - Dec $383.00 17.8% $68.00
Moldova All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $14.00
Mongolia Urban Jan - Nov $142.82 13.2% $18.85
Mongolia Semi-Urban (a) Jan - Nov $142.82 13.2% $18.85
Mongolia Semi-Urban (b) Jan - Nov $142.82 13.2% $18.85
Mongolia Rural Jan - Nov $142.82 13.2% $18.85
Mongolia Urban Dec $135.33 13.2% $17.86
Mongolia Semi-Urban (a) Dec $135.33 13.2% $17.86
Mongolia Semi-Urban (b) Dec $135.33 13.2% $17.86
Mongolia Rural Dec $135.33 13.2% $17.86
Morocco All Jan - Apr $236.71 24.5% $57.99
Morocco TG-10-01 ( 71 PCVs) May $206.17 24.5% $50.51
Morocco TG-10-01 ( 68 PCVs) Jun $118.36 24.5% $29.00
Morocco All but TG-10-01 May - Jun $236.71 24.5% $57.99
Morocco All Jul - Oct $236.71 24.5% $57.99
Morocco TG-10-02 (67 PCVs) Nov $27.62 24.5% $6.77
Morocco TG-10-02 (67 PCVs) Dec $118.36 24.5% $29.00
Morocco All but TG-10-02 Nov - Dec $236.71 24.5% $57.99
Mozambique All Jun - Jul $---- ----% $145.00
Mozambique All Aug - Dec $---- ----% $165.21
Namibia All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $20.00
Nicaragua All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $27.72
Niger All Jan - Mar $---- ----% $43.00
Niger All Apr - Dec $---- ----% $43.00
Panama All Jan - Aug $---- ----% $20.00
Panama All Sep - Dec $---- ----% $30.00
Paraguay Urban Jan - Nov $356.44 10.8% $38.42
Paraguay Semi-Urban (a) Jan - Nov $316.83 11.0% $34.85
Paraguay Semi-Urban (b) Jan - Nov $297.03 10.0% $29.61
Paraguay Rural Jan - Nov $257.43 11.4% $29.37
Paraguay Urban Dec $414.89 10.8% $44.73
Paraguay Semi-Urban (a) Dec $382.98 11.0% $42.13
Paraguay Semi-Urban (b) Dec $351.06 10.0% $35.00
Paraguay Rural Dec $308.51 11.4% $35.20
Peru All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $47.70
Philippines All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $43.44
Romania All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $17.95
Rwanda All Jan - Nov $241.34 12.2% $29.44
Rwanda All Dec $241.34 12.2% $29.44
Samoa All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $51.83
Senegal All Jan - Mar $---- ----% $47.52
Senegal All Apr - Dec $---- ----% $47.52
Sierra Leone All Aug - Dec $212.50 24.0% $51.00
South Africa All Jan - Aug $280.00 37.0% $103.60
South Africa All Sep - Dec $306.67 20.0% $61.33
Suriname All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $26.00
Swaziland All Jan - Nov $302.42 10.0% $30.24
Tanzania All Jan - Sep $---- ----% $53.29
Tanzania All Oct - Dec $---- ----% $27.71
Thailand All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $25.80
Togo All Jan - Dec $258.42 11.0% $28.43
Tonga All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $11.38
Turkmenistan Urban (Ashgabat City/Balkan Veleyat) Jan - May $253.00 20.0% $50.60
Turkmenistan Urban (Ashgabat City/Balkan Veleyat) Jun - Dec $261.00 20.0% $52.20
Turkmenistan Semi-Urban (Lebap/Dashoguz Veleyats) Jan - May $207.00 20.0% $41.40
Turkmenistan Semi-Urban (Lebap/Dashoguz Veleyats) Jun - Dec $215.00 20.0% $43.00
Turkmenistan Rural (Mary Veleyat/Ahal Veleyat) Jan - May $196.00 20.0% $39.20
Turkmenistan Rural (Mary Veleyat/Ahal Veleyat) Jun - Dec $204.00 20.0% $40.80
Uganda All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $60.97
Ukraine All Jan - Dec $---- ----% $17.00
Vanuatu Urban (Port Vila) Jan - Dec $640.94 15.0% $96.14
Vanuatu Semi-Urban (Luganville) Jan - Dec $608.56 15.0% $91.28
Vanuatu Rural (everywhere else) Jan - Dec $543.81 15.0% $81.57
Zambia Urban Jan - Aug $392.13 32.0% $125.48
Zambia Rural Jan - Aug $268.85 34.0% $91.41

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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