The Tennessee Department of Revenue in the USA has led to a 70 percent increase in online professional privilege tax transactions from 2006 to 2007. With the June 1 filing deadline for professional privilege tax around the corner, members of the 22 professional groups required to file annually can file online quickly and choose one of many payment options available at http://www.Tennessee.gov/revenue.
The department's online tax filing options at http://www.Tennessee.gov/revenue allow filers to submit information, make a payment or electronic funds transfer, and receive confirmation with just a few clicks of the mouse. Twenty-two professional groups are required to file annually, including accountants, agents (securities), architects, attorneys, audiologists, broker-dealers (agents), chiropractors, dentists, engineers, investment advisors, landscape architects, lobbyists, optometrists, osteopathic physicians, pharmacists, physicians, podiatrists, psychologists, real estate principal brokers, speech pathologists, sports agents, and veterinarians. Taxpayers can also make payments using the Department of Revenue's secure electronic services at http://www.Tennessee.gov/revenue. MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card are accepted and will be charged an associated 2.49 percent processing fee. Online bill pay, individual income tax, sales tax and consumer use tax can also be paid by credit card via the department's secure Web site. In order to assist taxpayers with compliance to electronic filing, the Department of Revenue provides computer access in its offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Jackson, Johnson City, Memphis and Nashville. The department also offers an electronic commerce hot line to assist taxpayers and tax practitioners at (866) 368-6374. Nashville-area and out-of-state callers should dial (615) 253-0704. All taxpayer data, whether paper or electronic, filed with the Department of Revenue is confidential data protected under Tennessee law.