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Welcome to the Tennessee City Officials information page. City officials and the general public can find information about business tax, other local taxes and Revenue contact information. A secure log-in area has been provided with additional information designated for city officials only.

City Official Secure Log In - Click here to link to procedural and other information from the Department of Revenue (password required).

Business Tax

Monthly Distribution of Business Tax Funds to Local Governments.

The Department of Revenue will distribute the $7.00 return fee and the 5% commission to the county or city clerk. The remainder of the local business tax will be distributed to the county trustee or city official who receives state shared tax revenues. All payments will be made on the 20th of the month following the month of receipt by the Department of Revenue. For example, Business Tax received by the department in the month of February, 2010 will be distributed on March 20, 2010.


  • General Business Tax Information - Get information on obtaining a business license and filing business tax returns and payments each year. Forms, important notices, tax rulings and other important information is also located here.
  • Determining Business Tax Classification - Information to help determine the correct amount of business tax to pay each year.
  • Business Tax Guide (PDF) - This publication is designed to help taxpayers better understand the Tennessee business tax, including the collection and remittance of the tax.
  • Important Notices - Important business tax notices.
  • Tax Rulings - Letter and revenue rulings are interpretations of the application of business tax laws as they are related to the taxpayer. The rulings on the Web site have been made available to the general public.

Other Local Taxes

To Contact Revenue:

  • Revenue Tax Call Center: (800) 342-1003 or (615) 253-0600
  • Do you have a tax question or need help with a title and registration issue? Search Revenue Help for answers, or submit a ticket to one of our representatives.

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