For company registration in Tanzania, these steps may be followed:
Choose the legal entity type you wish to run your business as – from among limited liability company, public company, branch or representative office.
Register the name of your company with the Business Registration and Licensing Agency (BRELA). Keep in mind that the name proposed should be unique and not identical to the existing registered business in Tanzania.
Prepare the Memorandum & Articles of Association (MAA) and fill form 14A, giving detailed information about office location, directors and company secretary. Submit form 14A to BRELA. This shall be processed (taking about 2 days), and if everything is in order, BRELA will issue a certificate of incorporation.
Obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for your company. It is issued for free by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA). Once TRA has issued a TIN, they will open a tax file for your business and you will be required to fill the tax return form.
Obtain a business licence, wherewith you can commence your business in Tanzania legally. The type of business licence would depend on the nature of activity your business in involved in. A general business licence can be obtained from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment or the Municipal Council in the locality which your business is would be operating. Businesses in certain sectors like oil & gas, food & beverage, manufacturing, consultancy, etc. are required to apply for special licences or permits.