Filing deadline approaches for company employee list

25 May 16

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Employers are reminded to submit their bi-annual list of foreign employees to the Labour Commissioner by June 30.

What does the change mean? The list must detail all foreign national employees who are, or have been, employed by the Tanzanian company since the company’s last bi-annual filing.

  • Implementation time frame: The upcoming filing deadline is June 30.
  • Who is affected: All Tanzanian companies that employ, or have employed, foreign nationals are required to file the form.
  • Business impact: Companies that fail to file are subject to penalties.
  • Next steps: Employers should plan to submit the list manually using the standard form. BAL can assist in the process.

Background: Further to the implementation of the Tanzanian Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act 2015 in September last year, employers are required to submit a semi-annual report in the form of a “Return on Employment of Non-Citizens” to the Labour Commissioner on June 30 and Dec. 31 of each year. The list covers the previous six-month period and must detail the total number of foreign and Tanzanian employees, all foreign nationals employed by the company and foreign nationals leaving the company. A standard template format must be used. Employers are reminded that if they fail to file by the deadline, they risk being deemed noncompliant by the Labour Commissioner.

BAL Analysis:  Employers should be sure to meet the June 30 deadline to submit their report to the Labour Commission.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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