Filing deadline approaches for company employee lists

7 May 18

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

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

What does the change mean? Employers should begin preparing their lists for submission. The lists must detail all foreign nationals who are employed at the time of filing and all foreign national employees who have left the company’s employ, as well as their Tanzanian national successors, since the last biannual filing on Dec. 31, 2017.

  • Implementation time frame: The filing deadline is June 30.
  • Who is affected: All Tanzanian companies that currently employ foreign nationals or have employed foreign nationals since Dec. 31, 2017, are required to file the form.
  • Business impact: Companies that fail to file employee lists are subject to penalties.
  • Next step: Employers should plan to submit the list manually using the standard form (available here). BAL can assist in the process.

Background: Under the Tanzanian Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act of 2015, implemented in September of 2015, employers are required to submit biannual lists in the form of a “Return on Employment of Non-Citizens” no later than June 30 and Dec. 31 every year. The list must detail the total number of foreign and Tanzanian employees, all foreign nationals employed by the company at the time of filing and all foreign nationals who have left the employ of the company, and their Tanzanian national successors, since the previous biannual filing. Employers are reminded that if they fail to file by the deadline, the Labour Commissioner may deem them noncompliant.

BAL Analysis: Employers should be sure to meet the June 30 filing deadline. Those in need of assistance should contact BAL.

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

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