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Employer of Record (EOR) in TzTanzania








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Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

G-P provides Tanzania employer of record services for customers that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Tanzania. Your candidate is hired via G-P’ Tanzania PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she were your employee to fulfill your in-country requirements.

Our comprehensive solution and Global PEO service enable customers to run payroll in Tanzania while HR services, tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As a Global PEO expert, we manage employment contract best practices, statutory and market norm benefits, and employee expenses, as well as severance and termination if required. We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Tanzania.

Your new employee is productive sooner, has a better hiring experience and is 100% dedicated to your team. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment experts assisting with every hire. G-P allows you to harness the talent of the brightest people in more than 187 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.

Hiring in Tanzania

Tanzania is located in Africa and has a population of nearly 60 million. The capital city of Tanzania is Dodoma which has a population of 410,956. Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometer, with more than 4 million wild animals, representing 430 species and subspecies.

When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Tanzania, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:

Employment Contracts in Tanzania

In Tanzania, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it is best practice to put a strong, written contract in place, in Swahili, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Tanzania should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Tanzanian Shillings rather than a foreign currency. The employment contract template is part of the service with G-P; no need to draft a separate template if you use our employer of record and PEO service in Tanzania.

Holidays in Tanzania

  • New Year’s Day
  • Zanzibar Revolution Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Karume Day
  • Union Day
  • Worker’s Day
  • Saba Saba
  • Eid el Fitri
  • Peasants’ Day
  • Eid el Hajj
  • Mwalimu Nyerere Day
  • Republic Day
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Vacation Days in Tanzania

In general, employees are entitled to 28 days over the course of 12 months.

Paying Taxes In Tanzania

Wages and certain benefits are subject to Pay As You Earn (PAYE) which is income tax. The percentage deducted is based on earnings.

The employer contributions are 10% towards NSSF (social security) and 5% towards Skills Development Levy. Employee contributes 10% to NSSF and 0.6% towards Workers Compensation Fund.

Why G-P

Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Tanzania to engage a small team is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Tanzanian labor law has strong worker protections, requiring great attention to detail and an understanding of local best practices. G-P makes it painless and easy to expand into Tanzania. We can help you hire your candidate of choice, handle HR matters and payroll, and ensure that you’re in compliance with local laws, without the burden of setting up a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our Tanzania PEO and Global Employer of Record solution provides you peace of mind so that you can focus on running your company.

If you would like to discuss how G-P can provide a seamless employee leasing or PEO solution for hiring employees in Tanzania, please contact us.


THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. You should always consult with and rely on your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). G-P does not provide legal or tax advice. The information is general and not tailored to a specific company or workforce and does not reflect G-P’s product delivery in any given jurisdiction. G-P makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss caused by use of, or reliance on, the information.

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