Taxes in Tennessee

Tennessee Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does Tennessee’s tax code compare? Tennessee does not have an individual income tax. Tennessee has a flat 6.50 percent corporate income tax rate and levies a gross receipts tax. Tennessee has a 7.00 percent state sales tax rate, a max local sales tax rate of 2.75 percent, and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 9.55 percent. Tennessee’s tax system ranks 14th overall on our 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index.

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Tennessee is no exception. The first step towards understanding Tennessee’s tax code is knowing the basics. How does Tennessee collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare?

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