Tax services in Zimbabwe

ZIMDEF Registration & Returns

ZIMDEF Registration & Returns

ZIMDEF (Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund) is a statutory organisation established by law to facilitate the development of critical and highly skilled human capital in Zimbabwe.

ZIMDEF is funded by a monthly 1% training levy tax that is levied upon a company’s gross payroll total inclusive of salaries, allowances, benefits and bonuses.

Advantages of registering with ZIMDEF

Compliance with the manpower development law

Contribute to the development of critical manpower

Contribute to equipping institutions of higher learning

Rebates when you take on attachees from polytechnics

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 ZIMDEF.
  • Submit the application on your behalf and do any follow-ups needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Employer registration is usually complete within 1 day.
Yes it is. Registration is compulsory by law and non-compliance can result in fines, penalties and/or imprisonment.
Once registered you are obligated to:
  • Remit monthly payments to ZIMDEF.
  • Submit month returns to accompany your payments.

Requirements for ZIMDEF registration

You are responsible for providing us accurate information with regards to:
  1. Business name:
  2. Legal form
  3. Industry
  4. Relationship with other company
  5. Business physical address
  6. Postal address
  7. E-mail address
  8. Telephone numbers
  9. Cell phone number
  10. Contact person
  1. Industry type
  2. Nature of business
  3. Company directors
  4. Financial period
  5. Company registration number
  6. Date of incorporation
  7. Tax clearance number
  8. Gross wage bill
  9. Bank name
  10. Branch & Account number
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