Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Tanzania

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Tanzania. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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Capital City
Dar es Salaam; Dodoma
Tanzanian Schilling
Native Language
Payroll Frequency
Employee Protections
Employment Costs
Cost of Living
58.01 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Tanzania

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws

How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Tanzania. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Tanzania typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Tanzania in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Tanzania.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Tanzania.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Tanzania.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Tanzania

Employee Income Taxes:

The highest applicable tax rate in Tanzania is 30%. Lower tax rates may be applicable according to the individual’s personal income. 

Payroll Cycle:



Employer Costs in Tanzania

Employer Contributions:

The employer’s contribution is 20% of the employee’s cash remuneration; however, the employer is entitled to recover up to half of this from the employee.

Employee Contributions:

Depending on the employer’s willingness to recover employer’s social security costs, up to 10% of the salary.


Working Hours in Tanzania

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Tanzania consists of 45 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

Overtime laws in Tanzania are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.


Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Tanzania

Standard Public Holidays in Tanzania

  • New Year’s Day
  • Zanzibar Revolution Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • The Sheikh Abeid Karume Day
  • Union Day
  • Labour Day
  • Eid ul-Fitr
  • Saba Saba (Dar es salaam International Trade Fair Day)
  • Eid El-Hajj
  • Nane Nane (Farmers’ Day)
  • Mwalimu Nyerere Day
  • Maulid Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Vacation Time in Tanzania

Employees in Tanzania receive 28 calendar days of paid leave after a minimum of six months’ of service.


Types of Leave in Tanzania

Sick Leave:

Sick leave in Tanzania includes: 

- 100% paid sick leave up to 63 days

- 50% paid sick leave up to an additional 63 days

Maternity Leave:

Tanzania’s maternity leave regulations include 12 weeks of paid leave,  plus 100 days of paid leave if more than one child is born.

Mothers are also entitled to 2 hours per day for breast-feeding.

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave in Tanzania includes up to 3 days of paid leave within 7 days from the child’s birth. 

Unpaid Childcare Leave:

Tanzania provides 4 paid days per year for childcare


Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Tanzania

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as a high standard international benefits anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.


Termination & Severance in Tanzania


Severance is typically required in Tanzania, unless in case of redundancy. However, other payments may be required in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

Notice of Termination:

Notice depends on the type employment and length of service, as follows:

-Less than 1 months service: 7 days notice:

-Employment on daily basis: 4 days;

-Permanent employee: 28 days.

Unprotected and Protected Termination

Tanzania law protects employees from illegal termination of employment and because there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it is important for those looking to employ in Tanzania reach out to us directly with questions.

Protected Classes of Employees:

Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.


Grow your global team. 

Employ the best talent, anywhere in the world.

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Tanzania are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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