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Tennessee Sales Tax Calculator

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Mark Stewart is the in-house Certified Public Accountant, an accomplished author and financial media specialist.

Tennessee Sales Tax Calculator

If your business sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In Tennessee, the first step is visiting the department of revenue website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit. 

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to determine your exact sales tax rate and total purchase amount. 

Tennessee Sales Tax Calculator

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What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in Tennessee?

Tangible goods are subject to sales tax in Tennessee. Services that are subject to sales tax in Tennessee include the installation and repair of tangible property, telecommunications, and lodging. Generally, food is exempt from sales tax in Tennessee. 

Tennessee Sales Tax Rate

The state sales tax rate in Tennessee is 7%.

Tennessee sales tax rates vary depending on which county and city you’re in. Check Tennessee Department of Revenue site for the exact rates.

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How to Register for Tennessee Sales Tax

In Tennessee, acquire a seller’s permit by following the department of revenue’s detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Fill out the taxpayer registration form
  2. There is no fee to apply for a seller’s permit in Tennessee


In Tennessee, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.


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Tennessee Sales Tax Calculator