General Information:

The Eritrean diaspora’s contributions towards strengthening Eritrea’s political, economic, and social development dates back to the days of the armed struggle for independence.  Inspired by this history and in an effort to make this noble practice systematic and sustainable, the Government in 1995 issued the Proclamation on the Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax.

In accordance with the provisions of the Proclamation, eligible Eritreans who live abroad contribute 2% of their net income to rebuilding Eritrea.  Payment of the tax gives them political and economic rights on par with those who reside in the country and have fulfilled their obligations.  These include the right to obtain land for business or residential purposes.

Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax Requirements:

Two separate documents must be presented as proof of income

  • Social Security Statement – Earning Record
  • Form 1099-MISC
  • Individual Tax Return (Form 1040)

Two separate documents must be presented as proof of income

  • Social Security Statement – Earning Record
  • School Transcript

Two separate documents must be presented as proof of income

  • Social Security Statement – Earning Record
  • Form W-2
  • Individual Tax Return (Form 1040)

Two separate documents must be presented as proof of income

  • Social Security Statement – Earning Record
  • Form 1099-R

FAQ – Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax 

You may not be required to make a payment if you do not have earned income.  However you are still responsible for providing the necessary supporting documents and obtaining your RRT clearance every year.

Instructions :

  1.  Select employment status type and read corresponding requirement
  2.  Prepare the necessary documents
  3.  Mail to Embassy of Eritrea
  4.  Mail payment to Embassy of Eritrea upon notification on amount due

Forms:

  1. Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax Form (download)