Tax services in Zimbabwe

NEC Registration & Returns

NEC Registration & Returns

NEC or National Employment Council is a council created to represent the interests of employers / employer organisations and employees / employee organisations.

The NEC is created by an act of parliament (Labour Act Chapter 28:01 Section 56). It’s functions are among others: preventing and settling of labour disputes between employees and employers. It is also responsible for negotiating industry minimum wages, collective bargaining agreements between employees and employers, etc.

It’s also worth noting that there are several NECs for different industries e.g. NEC for Commercial Sector, NEC for Mining Sector, NEC for Catering Industry, etc.

Registration with the relevant NEC for your industry is mandatory together with the submission of monthly returns and payment. Both employer and employee contribute 0.50% of the  salary.

What we will do for you:

  • Inform you of all requirements needed for registration.
  • Write and/or fill out any applications needed for registration with your relevant industry NEC.
  • Submit the application on your behalf and do any follow-ups needed.

Advantages of NEC registration

Compliance with Zimbabwean labour law

Knowledge on labour issues for your industry

Labour advisory services for your company

Collective Bargaining Agreement for your industry

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration with most NECs should be a same day service.

Yes, it is. Registration is mandatory as per the Labour Act.

Your obligations include compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Code of Conduct, monthly payments of the NEC levy and submission of returns.

Requirements for NEC registration

The requirements differ depending on the specific NEC for your industry but generally are as follows:
  1. Company name.
  2. Trading name.
  3. The name/s of the proprietor and/ or partners or directors.
  4. Physical address of business.
  5. E-mail address.
  6. Telephone number.
  7. Contact person (name, position, contact).
  8. Nature of business.
  9. Number of employees (male and female).