Friday, November 7, 2008

Residents: Leaving Peru and Tax Forms

Updated 1 July 2012 

Please also see Paying Income Tax. If you're leaving Peru forever and want to give up your residency, see Resident Card. If you're a resident with a CE, then you will have to present tax forms at the border. There are two types of taxes forms: those for those who have earned money and those for those who have not earned money. More info can be found at SUNAT.

One tip to remember is that speaking Spanish will help you greatly. You'll be treated differently than if you speak English all the time, it'll help you assimilate to Peru, and it'll make talking to the government workers easier. If you're looking to learn Spanish, check out Fluenz Spanish, Rosetta Stone, and Synergy Spanish.

If you've earned money
  • Have your employer fill out this form if you have earned money in Peru: Form 1492 or available online as Form 1692. OR
  • Have your employer fill out Form 1073 (Peruvian Income Tax receipt). This needs to be completed, signed, stamped "paid" with the receipt for your taxes paid attached and Form 1494. This form will be provide by (Human Resources & Administration).

If you haven't earned money
  • Fill out this if you have not earned money in Peru: Form 1495. This includes children with CEs.

The Ultimate Peru List recommends:


  1. An updated link for the 1495:


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