1. When am I required to file a return and submit payment electronically?
A taxpayer is required to file a return and submit payment electronically once the taxpayer's average tax payments meet the minimum threshold. The threshold for sales and use tax is $500. The Tennessee Department of Revenue will notify any taxpayer whose tax payments meet the minimum threshold of the requirement for electronic returns and payments.
2. What if I do not own a computer?
The Tennessee Department of Revenue can provide you with paper copies of the electronic commerce registration documents upon request. We provide computers in our Nashville office, as well as in all of our regional offices for taxpayers to use in filing their return.
3. If I file today, do I have to make a payment today?
No. You have the option of filing your return without a payment. However, you are required to make payments in readily available funds by the 20th of the month in order to avoid the assessment of penalty and interest.
4. Is all the information I provide confidential?
Yes. Taxpayer confidentiality provisions in Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-1702 state that all returns, tax information, and tax administration information shall be confidential. In addition, except as authorized in the law, no officer or employee of the state or any other person who has access to such information can disclose any tax information obtained as a result of performance of the officer or employees duties or obtained by any other means.