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Steps (29) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain notarized documents  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of compliance  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tax Identification number (TIN)  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tax clearance certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business licence  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register for VAT  (2) expand_more expand_less
Register for social security scheme  (2) expand_more expand_less
Apply for OSHA certificate of registration  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain OSHA workplace general inspection report/certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) certificate of registration  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 11 expand_more expand_less

Public Notary
CRDB Bank (x 2)
Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) (x 7)
Tanzania Revenue Authority (Ilala regional office)
Tanzania Revenue Authority
Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania
Tanzania Revenue Authority Upanga Zone (Samora House) (x 2)
National Social Security Fund (NSSF) (x 2)
Occupational safety and health authority (x 6)
National Microfinance Bank (NMB)
Workers Compensation Fund (WCF)

Results 12 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of compliance (BRELA)
Tax Identification Number (TIN) Certificate
Estimate of tax payable
Tax clearance certificate
Business license
VAT certificate
Notification of contributing employer on registration number (form R2)
Processed application for employer's registration (form R1)
OSHA Certificate of Registration
Notification letter
Certificate of inspections from OSHA
WCF registration certificate

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Signed return and declaration delivered form (form- 434)
Passport (x 3)
Power of attorney (x 2)
Notarized return and declaration delivered form (form 434)
Signed ethics and integrity pledge form
Signed BRELA Consolidated form
Certified statutes or charter or MEMAT
Recent financial accounts
BRELA invoice
Estimate of tax payable by installments form
TIN application form (x 2)
Notarized lease agreement (x 2)
Application letter (tax clearance)
Stamped application letter
Business license application form
Certificate of compliance (BRELA) (x 2)
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Certificate (x 4)
Valid Tax clearance certificate (x 2)
Control number (Brela)
Bank slip (CRDB)
Bank slip (stanchart)
Business license application form
Business license application form
Memorandum and Articles of Association or charter or statutes
Lease agreement (x 2)
Brela receipt
Payment Receipt (Facilitation payment)
VAT application and registration form
Certificate of incorporation (x 4)
Business license (BRELA) (x 4)
Memorandum and articles of association
Revenue projections
Proof of ID (x 3)
Application for employer's registration -form R1
Tax Identification Number (TIN) Certificate
Application form for registration of a work place form 1(b)
Certified TIN certificate
NMB Bank slip
OSHA Government Bill (Control Number)
Factory or workplace drawings
List of employees
Names of shareholders
Certificate of Compliance (OSHA)
Value Added Tax Certificate (VAT)
Letter of appointment
Contractors registration certificate (CRB)
Provision certificate of registration (WCF)

Estimated cost TZS  3,060,000 + USD  6,190

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TZS 10,000
Notarization fee for lease agreement
TZS 10,000
Notarization fee for form 434
USD 1,190
Cost of registering foreign company
TZS 300,000
Business licence for commission agent
TZS 1,000,000
Locally owned Bank
USD 5,000
Foreign owned bank
TZS 200,000
Cooperative banks
TZS 500,000
Capital markets and stock exchange
TZS 1,000,000
Social security provider
TZS 40,000 -
10 %
Of business license application fee
400,000 mode_edit

Total Duration 15 d - 54 d expand_more expand_less

  min max
Total time (sum): 15 d 54 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 25mn 3h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 45mn 7h. 15mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 15 d 53 d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Advocates Act Advocates Act 1955
  articles 15, 16, 17, 18, ss. 14
Business Licensing Act No 25 of 1972 Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
  Sections 3, 4, 11 ,  articles 11, 12, 14, 17, S. 13, s. 8, ss. 3
Business licencing fees Business licencing fees
Company Act 2002 Company Act 2002
  Sections 334, 335, 434 ,  articles s. 14, s.16
Fees payable to Registrar - Regulations, 2014 Fees payable to Registrar - Regulations, 2014
  Article s. 452
Finance Act 2015 Finance Act 2015
  Article S. 49
Income tax act 2008, Revised edition Income tax act 2008, Revised edition
  Article s. 133
Advocates Act Notary Public Act 1928
  Article s. 3
NSSF Act no.28 of 1997 NSSF Act no.28 of 1997
  Article S. 11
OSHA ACT 2003 OSHA ACT no. 5 of 2003
  Sections 16, 17 ,  articles 17, S. 16, S. 17, S.6
OSHA General Administrative (Amendmend) Rules 2018 OSHA General Administrative (Amendmend) Rules 2018
  articles S. 109, S. 3
Social security regulatory authority act 2008 Social Security Regulatory Authority act 2008
  Article S. 23
Subsidiary legislation of the Tanzania Investment  Act 1997 Subsidiary legislation of the Tanzania Investment Act 1997
  Sections 32, 34 ,  Article s. 32
Tanzania Investment Act 1997 Tanzania Investment Act 1997
  Section  13
Tanzania revenue act 2006 Tanzania Revenue Authority Act 2006
  Section  5 ,  Article s. 5
Value Added Tax (registration) regulations 1998 Value Added Tax (registration) regulations 1998
Value Added Tax Act, 2014 Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Sections 19, 20 ,  articles 29, ss. 28
Workers compensation Act 2015 Workers compensation Act 2015
  Section  71
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