Tennessee Sales & Use Tax

Tennessee levies a 7% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease or rental of most goods and some services. Local jurisdictions impose additional sales taxes ranging between 1% and 2.75%. The range of total sales tax rates within the state of Tennessee is between 8.5% and 9.75%.

Use tax (same rate) is also collected on the consumption, use or storage of goods in Tennessee if sales tax was not paid on the purchase of the goods. Returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. 

Tennessee provides exemption opportunities for the following industries: 

  • Manufacturing

Statute for Refunds: 36 Months

Utility Exemption: Yes, reduced rate for fuel and water; Study is required.

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