Tanzania Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Tanzania Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Tanzania ?

With our Tanzania Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Tanzania’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Tanzania Country Overview

Geographic location: Tanzania is the second largest country in East Africa. Located right on the Indian Ocean coast, Dar es Salaam is the country’s largest city and its most important commercial and financial hub.

Population: Tanzania’s population is equivalent to 0.77% of the world’s total population. The population density in the country is estimated at around 67 per Km2 (175 people per mi2).

Economy: Over the last few years, Tanzania has maintained high growth rates thanks to a good political environment and favourable macroeconomic policies. Despite the fact that the pandemic did not spare its economy, it still fares relatively well when compared to its neighbouring countries, with increased electricity generation, private sector credit, exports and telecommunications among others.

Payroll in Tanzania - What You Should Know

  • Population: 61,498,438
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $67.78 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 4.3%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 3.3%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.1%
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
  • Languages: Swahili, Arabic, English

Employer Contribution

  • 20.00% of the employer’s emoluments must be contributed to the National Social Security Fund
  • 15.00% of the employer’s emoluments must be contributed to the Public Service Social Security Fund

Employee Contribution

  • 5.00% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to the Public Service Social Security Fund
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 18% in Tanzania. The export of goods and certain services is zero-rated in the country.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 28 days of paid annual leave – inclusive of any public holidays that may fall during the period of leave.

Sick Leave

According to the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004, workers in Tanzania that are certified by a doctor are entitled to paid sick leave for a period of 126 days in a leave cycle of 36 months.

Maternity Leave

In Tanzania, women are entitled to at least 12 weeks of paid maternity leave or 100 days in case of multiple births within a leave cycle of 36 months.

In case a new-born does not survive birth, the employee is still entitled to 84 days of paid maternity leave.

Paternity Leave

According to the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004, men in Tanzania are entitled to at least 3 days of paid paternity leave to be taken within 7 days of the child’s birth.

The employer can enquire reasonable proof before providing the paid leave.

  • In Tanzania, the notice period is one week if served with in one month of employment.
  • After the first month of employment, a worker paid weekly is entitled to 4 days’ notice prior to termination.
  • An employee paid monthly is entitled to 28 days’ notice
  • An employee in Tanzania is only entitled to severance pay if they completed at least 1 full year of continuous service.
  • Severance pay in Tanzania is equal to at least 7 days’ basic wage for each completed year of employment up to a maximum of ten years.
  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Revolution Day (12th January)
  • Karume Day (7th February)
  • Good Friday (10th April)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Union Day (26th April)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Saba Saba Day (7th July)
  • Nane Nane Day (8th August)
  • Nyerere Day (14th October)
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Tanzania Independence Day (9th December)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Boxing Day (26th December)

Tanzania Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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Countries We Cover

In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.