Tax services

PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients.

PwC Tanzania is the largest tax and legal practice in Tanzania with two offices – one in Dar es Salaam and the other in Arusha. Our tax and legal services include the following:

Market Entry - Set up support

Set up support including:

  • Incorporation of local companies
  • Registration of branches of foreign companies
  • Tax registrations (Income tax, VAT)
  • Business licence
  • Other registrations (Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC); Special Economic Zone (SEZ) / Export Processing Zone (EPZ))
  • Trademarks and business names 

Market Entry - International Assignees

Processing of work and residence permit(s)

Market Entry - Tax Advice

Advice on:

  • Tax incentive regimes
  • Transactions - Mergers, acquisitions, dispositions
  • Investment Structure to minimise potential tax inefficiencies
  • Cross Border Transactions

Transfer Pricing

Our assistance can cover: preparation of transfer pricing documentation to meet the requirements in Tanzania; evaluation of your transfer pricing policies and actual practice (to review if correctly implemented); reviews prior to tax audits and support during tax audits. We also have access to the knowledge and skills of PwC’s international network of firms which we can leverage to assist in resolving transfer pricing disputes.

Tax Reporting and Strategy

So as to effectively manage tax in a dynamic and digital world, we bring together tax function design, technology and compliance delivery to help you understand and meet your current and future challenges head-on. 

Reporting & Compliance: Corporate Tax

Support with tax filing and payment requirements including statements of estimated tax and final tax returns, deadline monitoring, and maintenance of tax position summary.

Reporting & Compliance: Other Taxes incl Payroll 

Preparation of monthly payroll, completion of relevant monthly and annual forms, monitoring / effecting statutory payments; effecting payments to employees. Processing annual tax clearance. Assistance with payment and filing of other tax returns (VAT, withholding tax, service levy) and preparation of draft accounts.

Tax and Legal Advisory

Advice on all aspects of tax law including direct and indirect taxes, as well as certain matters ancillary to relevant tax advice (including employment and immigration law; foreign exchange control; company restructuring and reorganisation;  and relevant industry regulatory matters).

Tax Health Checks

Tax Health checks provide an independent review of tax compliance. The reviews  focus on areas of high risk and also identification of tax opportunities.

Tax Training

Tax Technical courses are designed to equip taxpayers with a working knowledge of taxation in Tanzania.  We will also keep you abreast of new developments in Tanzania as well as the international arena that affect your business.

Tax Dispute Resolution

  • Pre-audit prevention phase support by building "defence strategies" into the structure and operations of an enterprise to ensure that tax is a risk that is effectively managed.
  • Audit / examination phase - we can help you in managing and responding to investigations, audits, and examinations initiated by the Tanzania Revenue Authority. In addition, we assist in audit level presentations, negotiations, and settlement discussions in order to resolve disputes efficiently and favourably.
  • Post-audit settlement / resolution phase - If your tax dispute is not resolved, we can provide you with a full range of dispute resolution options.  We have significant experience in the preparation of appeal documentation.

Corporate Support and Company Secretarial Services

Maintenance of statutory books, filing annual statutory returns, attendance at, and drafting minutes of annual general meetings and board meetings, advising and assisting on company secretarial matters.

Contact us

Rishit Shah

Rishit Shah

Tax Leader, PwC Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0) 22 219 2000

David Tarimo

David Tarimo

Partner, PwC Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0) 22 219 2000

Joseph Lyimo

Joseph Lyimo

Partner, PwC Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0) 22 219 2000

Mirumbe Mseti

Mirumbe Mseti

Partner, PwC Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0) 22 219 2000

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