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Professional Privilege Tax Information

Tennessee State Board of Accountancy

Professional privilege tax is due June 1 each year for individuals licensed or registered to practice in Tennessee in any one of the professions listed in Tenn. Code Ann. §67-4-1702.  Fifteen professions, including Accountancy, have been removed from the tax beginning June 1, 2020. 

Certified Public Accountants subject to this tax are required to pay the tax due on June 1, 2019, but are not required to pay the tax due on June 1, 2020 and thereafter.

If you have received a notification pursuant to T.C.A. § 67-4-1704, regarding your license renewal being held in abeyance due to failure to pay Professional Privilege Tax, you must provide confirmation to the Board of Accountancy when you have satisfied this tax.   

The following is a link to the online filing site: https://tntap.tn.gov/EServices/_/
The following is a link to the licensee’s account number look-up:  https://verify.tn.gov/

From the TNTAP home page, go to the header that says Look up Information & Requests then select Professional Privilege Account Status. You will need to provide the account number, license number, and license type, and then click Search. The information generated can be provided to the Board to confirm that the professional privilege tax has been paid. Please submit the confirmation of payment by mail or by email to accountancy.forms@tn.gov.  Please provide this confirmation only if your license renewal is being held in abeyance due to failure to pay Professional Privilege Tax.

Revenue Contact Information:

For general questions regarding the professional privilege tax, please contact the Department of Revenue Call Center at (800) 342-1003 for in-state calls or (615) 253-0600 for local or out-of-state calls or visit Revenue Support.

For questions regarding electronic filing, please contact the Electronic Commerce Unit at (866) 368-6374 for in-state calls or (615) 253-0704 for local or out-of-state calls.

For other questions see the Department of Revenue's website.

About Filing:

State law requires all professional privilege tax returns to be filed electronically. Taxable professionals holding an active license in Tennessee must pay the $400 tax, which is due June 1 each year. More information on electronic filing can be found in Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-115.

Professional privilege tax returns can be filed electronically either by individuals or by companies that file and pay for multiple individuals.  Read more about the Department of Revenue’s online filing mandate for certain taxes here.

To electronically file the professional privilege tax return, you must have either your Social Security Number or your professional privilege tax account number.  

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