File and Pay
Account number change: Effective May 28, 2018, franchise & excise tax account numbers (now called IDs) have been updated from nine digits to 10 digits, followed by the letters FAE. These letters identify the account as a franchise & excise tax account.
If you had a franchise & excise tax account number before May 28, 2018, the only change to this number is the addition a zero to the beginning of the number. Examples:
Old account format: 123456789
New account format: 0123456789-FAE
Electronic Filing and Payment: All franchise and excise returns and associated payments must be submitted electronically. This can be accomplished by using the Tennessee Taxpayer Access Point (TNTAP). A TNTAP logon should be created to file this tax. Click here for help creating your logon.
If you file this tax using a software vendor, click here for a list of approved software vendors.