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How to File Sales Tax in Tennessee


How to Register: You may apply for your certificate of registration online if you are located within the state. Out of state businesses registering for business tax must currently submit a paper application.

Registration Cost: No fee.

Filing Requirements: Sales and use taxpayers are required to file returns and remit payments electronically. If this requirement creates a hardship on any taxpayer, you can request permission to continue to file using paper return forms. The Department can require that a manual-handling fee of $25 accompany any paper return.

Due Date: Returns and payments are due on 20th of the month following the end of period.

Where to File:

What Will You Need: In order to file electronically as required, you will need your Sales & Use Tax Account Number, your username and password, the reportable amounts for the period, if they apply:

  • Gross Sales
  • Exempt Sales
  • Local Sales
  • Single Article Sales
  • Reduced Rates on Energy or Water Sales

You will also need payment information for either an ACH debit transaction or credit card payment.

Renewal: Not Required.

Additional Information: Tennessee Sales Tax Rules and Regulations

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