Legal Update – 18 November 2016

TRA extends time for TIN verification exercise to January 2017

  • Time for verification for Dar es Salaam has been further extended to 31 January 2017
  • More registration stations added to complete the exercise
  • Mobile offices to be set up

Considering the number of individuals who are yet to verify their Tax Identification Numbers (TIN), the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has further extended the verification exercise for Dar es Salaam companies and residents to 31 January 2017.

In a welcome move, the TRA public notice states that the TIN verification for businesses for Ilala will continue at Mariam Tower Shaurimoyo, Vingunguti DL Plaza and 14 Rays, for Kinondoni at the Millenium Tower, TRA office in Mwenge, TRA office in Mbezi and Kibo complex Tegeta, for Temeke at the National stadium, for Kigomboni and Mbagala at the TRA offices in Kigamboni and Mbagala respectively.

TRA states that non business TINs can be verified at any TRA zonal or regional offices. Forms are available online at

To verify the TIN one is required to produce an ID of all directors (national ID or driving licence), lease agreement, certificate of incorporation and Memorandum and Articles of Association and the TIN certificate. The taxpayer is also required to appear in person to get fingerprints captured.

TRA further states in its release that the TIN verification is done at no cost. For any inquiries taxpayers may call 0800 780078/0800 750075 or email

All taxpayers are strongly advised to ensure that they meet the TIN verification deadline of 31 January 2017 without which they will not be able to trade, import or conduct any business. Comply with your tax obligations to build Tanzania.