File and Pay

Account number change:  Effective May 28, 2018, franchise & excise tax account numbers (now called IDs) have been updated from nine digits to 10 digits, followed by the letters FAE.  These letters identify the account as a franchise & excise tax account.  

If you had a franchise & excise tax account number before May 28, 2018, the only change to this number is the addition a zero to the beginning of the number.  Examples:

Old account format:  123456789
New account format:  0123456789-FAE

Electronic Filing and Payment:  All franchise and excise returns and associated payments must be submitted electronically.  This can be accomplished by using the Tennessee Taxpayer Access Point (TNTAP).  A TNTAP logon should be created to file this tax.  Click here for help creating your logon. 

If you file this tax using a software vendor, click here for a list of approved software vendors.