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All Tennessee Corporations and LLCs Must File:
Individual Income Tax
Tennessee does not have individual income tax, but does impose a 6% tax on interest from bonds and notes and dividends from stock.
Franchise and Excise Tax
There is no corporate income tax in Tennessee, but all corporations and LLCs are subject to the state franchise and excise taxes. The excise tax is based on your income. It is a 6.5% tax on the net earnings from your business in Tennessee. The franchise tax is based on your property value or net worth. It is calculated at 25 cents per $100 of the taxpayer’s net worth. There is a minimum franchise tax payment of $100 per year.
Most business need to register for the state business tax. Depending on where you do business, you may also need to register for the city business tax. Tax rates vary but the minimum payment is $22.
Tennessee does not have a state business license requirement. However, if your Tennessee business has taxable sales over $10,000, you must obtain a standard business license from the county clerk. If your city also imposes the business tax, you have to get a city license as well. Each license costs $15.