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2002 Tenn. Pub. Acts 856 (the Tax Reform Act of 2002) amends the business tax law, requiring businesses to pay fifty percent more in taxes when renewing business licenses.



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cover letter bus tax instructions.pdf (96 kB)
Notice to municipal finance and accounting officials, sample instruction sheet for new business tax form for gross receipts occurring on or after 9/1/2002

BizTaxInstrSheet(FINAL).pdf (179 kB)
Instructions for completing business tax license and tax report, including short period filing for phase-in period (Sales on or after September 1, 2002)

2002 bus 402.pdf (527 kB)
Tennessee Department of Revenue Business Tax Return for Counties and Cities (Draft)

Business Tax 2002 - Phasing In Questions.pdf (87 kB)
Business Tax Rate Phase-in Period (Questions and issues)

Business Tax 2002 - Sample Return from a Class 4 Business.pdf (75 kB)
Sample - Rate Phase-in Return, short period

Business Tax 2002 - Sample Tax Return for Cities & Counties.pdf (459 kB)
Tennessee Department of Revenue Business Tax Return for Counties and Cities

bustaxaformn2003.pdf (77 kB)
Business Tax Act License and Tax Report

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