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Bilingualism in Court proceedings remains confusing

In a bid to promote the use of Kiswahili language in official business of the Government, in 2021, the Parliament of Tanzania through the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, No 1 (the Written Laws) passed amendments to the Interpretation of Laws Act [Cap. 1..

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New Tax Regulations Promulgated

Following the enactment of the Finance Act, 2022 (the Finance Act), the Minister for Finance on 1 July 2022 issued three sets of Tax Regulations. These Regulations are the Tax Administration (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 (the TAA Regulations); the Value Added Ta..

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Mining Local Content Regulations Amended

In a bid to address regulatory and practical challenges pertaining to the Mining Local Content Regulations, 2018 (the amended Regulations) the Minister for Minerals has issued the Mining (Local Content) (Amendment) Regulations (the amendments) vide Government Notice..

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Finance Act 2022 - 120 Second Overview

On 28 June 2022, the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania passed the Finance Bill, 2022. The said Bill was assented to by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 30 June 2022, hence effectively making it the Finance Act, 2022 (the Finance..

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Beneficial Ownership Threshold now 5%

Following the requirement to disclose beneficial ownership (BO) information through the amendment of the Companies Act vide the Finance Act, No. 8 of 1 July 2020 and the subsequently-issued Regulations, there has been a dilemma regarding the threshold percentage of ..

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Jurisdiction of the Board in Tax Decisions still a Nightmare

In what seems to be the Court of Appeals’ consistent position on appealability of some tax decisions, the Court has recently cemented its position that only objection decisions of the Commissioner General made under the Tax Administration Act are appealable to the T..

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Court of Appeal Restores Property Auctioned Two Decades Ago

On 13 April 2022, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania (the Court) in a judgment authored by Justice Issa Maige, JA and bench comprising of Justices M.A. Kwariko and Justice A.M. Mwampashi, in Civil Appeal No...

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Tax Ombudsman Regulations Issued

To enhance and protect tax payers’ rights against potential abuse by tax officers, in 2019, the Parliament of Tanzania made amendments to the Tax Administration Act of 2015 (the Act) to establish the office of Tax Ombudsman Service (the Service). The office is man..
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Online Content Regulations Overhauled

In a bid to ensure proper regulation and monitoring of online services in Tanzania, the Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology has amended the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, GN. No. 538 of 2020 via GN N..

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