Tanzania’s new president plans income tax cut, other economic changes – Reuters

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan takes the oath of office following the death of her predecessor John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Saturday the government would reduce the income tax rate by 1 percentage point to 8%, in the 2021/22 financial year beginning in July, and also planned to remove “unfriendly taxes and charges to Tanzanians”.

Hassan, who took office in March following the death of President John Magufuli, said in a Labour Day speech in the northern Mwanza region that the COVID-19 pandemic had hurt global economic growth, and that Tanzania’s economy had not been spared.

Her remarks were the latest acknowledgement of the coronavirus, in stark contrast to the denials of her predecessor Magufuli, who was Africa’s most prominent COVID-19 sceptic. Last month, Hassan announced she was forming a committee to research whether Tanzania should follow the course taken by the rest of the world against the pandemic. read more

“Due to steps I’m planning to take by removing unfriendly taxes and charges to Tanzanians, tax revenues will decline for a short period and will later increase,” she said on Saturday.

The new president has indicated in public remarks since she took office on March 19 that she will also seek to improve the investment climate in the country of nearly 60 million people. Under Magufuli, foreign direct investment plunged and investors complained of a difficult business environment.

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