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  • Sales Tax Holiday Date Now Earlier

    Monday, June 20, 2016 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past, due to a 2016 law change. Starting this year, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last weekend in July, instead of the first weekend in August each year.

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  • Interest Rate Information Updated

    Friday, June 17, 2016 | 2:07pm

    The Department of Revenue has posted new information about the interest rates on all taxes it collects or administers, as of July 1, 2016. Information about the interest rate for installment payments has also been updated. Read more under the "interest rate" heading here.

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  • Retail Accountability Program Updates

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | 10:01am

    Wholesaler Reporting Changes

    The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed legislation that makes changes to the expansion of the Retail Accountability Program. Beer and tobacco wholesalers should continue to report their sales to retailers. However, no reports will be required from wholesalers of food, candy or non-alcoholic beverages until July 25, 2016, when first and second quarter reports will be due. Information about additional changes will be added soon to the Retail Accountability page.

    Assessments

    The Retail Accountability Program will not issue any assessments based on reports from wholesalers of food, candy or non-alcoholic beverages until 2017. However, the program continues to match wholesaler reports of beer and tobacco sales to retailers' reported taxable sales. Assessments based upon the underreporting of beer and tobacco sales will continue to be issued. The calculation for these assessments may be found here.

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  • Wilson County Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

    Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | 3:40pm

    NASHVILLE - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Tuesday’s guilty plea of Prakash Patel, 51, to one Class E felony tax charge. Patel is the president and secretary of Cheap Discount Tobacco and Beer in Wilson County. Wilson County Judge Brodie Kane accepted Patel’s plea and sentenced him to one year supervised probation.

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  • Date of Sales Tax Holiday Changes Due to Legislation

    Friday, May 06, 2016 | 2:05pm

    Recent legislation has changed the date of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday. Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past. Starting in 2016, and continuing annually, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last Friday in July through the following Sunday. Previously, the sales tax holiday weekend was the first full weekend of August. The dates for this year’s sales tax holiday are July 29 through July 31, 2016. The new law did not change any other aspects of the sales tax holiday. Read here  for more information.

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  • Former Greeneville Business Owner Found Guilty on Sales Tax Evasion, Money Laundering and Theft Charges

    Friday, April 29, 2016 | 10:05am

    GREENEVILLE – The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Wednesday’s guilty verdict of Jerry Reginald Burkes. Burkes, 50, is the former owner of Preeminent Skate Specialty, a tobacco store in Greenville. Burkes was found guilty in a Greene County Criminal Court on 12 counts of sales tax evasion, one count of money laundering and one count of theft over $60,000. A sentencing hearing is set for June 1. Burkes could be sentenced up to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary for each count of sales tax evasion, and he could be sentenced for up to a maximum of 12 years for each of the other counts.

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