pepper2014 wrote:Thanks for the help, folks. I dug a little further and it does seem that dollar accounts are quite feasible. Not sure why the employer thinks they need to pay me in soles in order to get the visa, but I guess that's a question for an immigration lawyer. Will track one down.
Peruvian taxes seem to be a little on the high side. I calculated about 27% on the sliding scale, plus 13% for mandatory social security pension fund and another 9% payroll tax for the health system for which the employer is ostensibly responsible. That comes to nearly 50%. Am I missing something?
It depends on your income... But tax is calculated in scales.
9% social security is paid by your employer, solely.
Private pension is about 11% now, as long as you do it on private pension.
So you get an idea, I have an employee on payroll with a 12,000 salary and his income tax is less than 2000. Oh, also remember that you must get 14 salaries plus a 15th salary deposited into a special account... However, if your employer is not registered I'm not sure how they would comply with these payments and Peruvian taxes; and how would you come on a visa if there is no entity to sponsor you; unless there's a Peruvian branch.