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Streamlined Sales Tax

The Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Project is a national effort by states to simplify and modernize administration of state and local sales and use tax laws.  Tennessee has been an associate member state to the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB) since October 1, 2005.

In 2007 the General Assembly passed legislation (Public Chapter 602 (2007)) making numerous changes to bring Tennessee into compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA).   The following sales and use tax law changes became effective on January 1, 2008: most of the SSUTA uniform definitions; provisions concerning the registration of farmers for sales tax exemption purposes; provisions concerning the optional use of the Streamlined Centralized Registration System; and provisions concerning the optional use of certified service providers (CSP) or certified automated systems (CAS) for sales tax collection and remittance.  

The effective date of additional statutory changes to bring Tennessee into compliance with the SSUTA was moved from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2019 (per legislation the Governor signed on April 19, 2017; for more information please see important notice 17-06).  

2016 Membership Certification Documents

2016 Recertification Letter
2016 Certificate of Compliance
2016 Taxability Matrix

Tax Rate Lookup

Helpful hints for tax rate lookups
Lookup tax rates and boundary data
Download sales tax rate tables - effective 7/6/2017
Download boundary database - effective 7/1/2015

Forms

Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption
Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption Instructions

Other Information

Amnesty
Voluntary Disclosure for Streamlined Participants
Confidentiality and Privacy Rights
Public Chapter 602
Report on Streamlined Sales Tax Law Changes - January 2007
Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
Streamlined Healthcare Products List

Prior Membership Recertification Documents

2015 Recertification Letter
2015 Certificate of Compliance
2015 Taxability Matrix
2014 Certificate of Compliance
2014 Taxability Matrix
2014 Recertification Letter
2013 Certificate of Compliance
2013 Recertification Letter
2013 Taxability Matrix
2012 Certificate of Compliance
2012 Recertification Letter
2011 Certificate of Compliance
2011 Recertification Letter
2010 Certificate of Compliance
2010 Recertification Letter
2009 Certificate of Compliance
2009 Recertification Letter
2008 Certificate of Compliance
2007 Petition for Membership
2007 Certificate of Mailing
2007 Certificate of Compliance

Streamlined questions?  Search Revenue Help for answers, or submit a ticket to one of our representatives.  More information is available at http://www.streamlinedsalestax.org.