Global Mobility Solutions

Tanzania Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Tanzania. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Tanzania. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly relocate and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Moving your employees to Tanzania

Tanzania is a country located in East Africa, with a population of over 58 million people. The country’s economy is driven by agriculture, tourism, mining, and manufacturing. Tanzania has a strategic location, bordering eight countries, and access to the Indian Ocean, making it an ideal destination for international businesses seeking to expand their operations in the region.

Tanzania has a stable political environment, with a democratic government and a stable legal system. The country has enjoyed a relatively peaceful environment, which has helped to attract foreign investment. The government has implemented various measures to promote foreign investment, such as tax incentives, streamlined processes for business registration, and the establishment of special economic zones.

The official languages of Tanzania are Swahili and English, with Swahili being the most widely spoken language. Understanding the language and cultural nuances of Tanzania is essential when doing business in the country.

Key immigration facts about Tanzania

Foreign nationals wishing to work and live in Tanzania must obtain both a work permit and a residence permit. Work permits allow foreign nationals to work in Tanzania, while residence permits allow foreign nationals to live in Tanzania for specific purposes, including employment.

The permits are issued initially for a period of up to two years and are renewable after two years up to a maximum period of 60 months. In exceptional cases, an extension can be granted beyond this period if the company proves that it has made an investment of great value to Tanzania.

The foreign assignee must apply for the work permit and residence permit separately before entering Tanzania, with the application for a work permit being the basis for the residence permit. Work permit and residence permit applications must be accompanied by a succession plan for training a local to fill the position of the foreign national once the foreign national ceases to be employed in Tanzania.

Class A work permits accompanied by residence permits are available to foreign investors. Applicants for Class A work permits must be foreign nationals intending to enter or remain in Tanzania to engage and invest in any of the following: a trade, business or profession, agriculture or animal husbandry, mineral prospecting, or manufacturing. The applicant’s investment in Tanzania must be at least USD 500,000, and the applicant must have a strong financial background.

Class B work permits accompanied by a residence permit are available to foreign nationals engaged in prescribed professions, including medical and health care professionals, experts in oil and gas, and university lecturers in science and mathematics.

Class C work permits accompanied by residence permits are available to foreign nationals with specific offers of employment in Tanzania. The applicant must be a member of a profession recognized by Tanzania, and the government must be satisfied that the applicant possesses the necessary qualifications and skills and that his or her employment will benefit the country.

Country fact sheet


Tanzanian shilling (TZS)




61.5 million (2021)


East Africa



Official languages

English, Swahili

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Tanzania

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Income Tax in Tanzania

Income tax is payable by individuals resident in Tanzania (other than short-term residents) on their worldwide income. Short-term residents and non-residents are taxable on income from a Tanzanian source.

Personal services have a Tanzanian source if they are performed in Tanzania or if they are performed outside Tanzania but where the payer is the government of Tanzania. The top marginal rate of tax for resident individuals is 30%. Tax tables for residents of Mainland Tanzania and for Zanzibar are set out below.

Non-resident individuals are subject to tax at a flat rate of 15% on employment income, which is the final tax in Tanzania.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

28 days

Sick leave

2 months

Maternity leave

2 months

Paternity leave

3 days

Employee probation

6 months

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VAT in Tanzania

Value-added tax (VAT) is a tax on the value added to goods and services at each stage of production and distribution. The standard rate of VAT in Tanzania is 18%. However, the export of goods and certain services is eligible for zero rating.

Businesses operating in Tanzania are required to register for VAT if their annual turnover exceeds a certain threshold. Registered businesses are required to charge VAT on their goods and services, collect the VAT from customers, and remit the VAT to the Tanzania Revenue Authority.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Tanzania

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.