Business Licenses/Taxes

State law requires any person in business for a profit or gain that has gross taxable receipts of $3,000 per year or more must have a city and county business license for each place of business.
An application for a business tax license must be completed along with the payment of a $15.00 fee. In accordance with the City of Jackson Zoning Ordinance, approval is required from the Planning Department prior to the startup of any business located within the City Of Jackson. Residential businesses may be required to pay an additional fee in the Planning Department. Annually thereafter, upon notification from the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, if the taxpayer has filed the required business tax return and remitted the amount of tax due, the City of Jackson Revenue Department will renew the taxpayer’s business license for another year.
A license issued will expire thirty days after the date that the taxpayer’s annual business tax return is due for the license/jurisdiction.
The taxpayer must exhibit the license in the taxpayer’s place of business.

Business License Application must be taken to the Planning Department by the business owner for zoning approval before the City Revenue Department will issue the business license.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue's website can help you determine the classification of your business and provide you with an opportunity to renew your business license.

Visit the IRS website to obtain an EIN number.

If you would like to apply for your business to be an LLC or corporation, please review this LLC Filing Guide.

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