Chapter 856, Public Acts of 2002, granted full-time state employees an exemption from the professional privilege tax and increased this tax to four hundred dollars annually.
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2002 Professional Privilege Tax Exemption Departmental Business Contacts are asked to please post and/or distribute a hardcopy of the notice to staff that do not have computer or e-mail access. The professional licenses are listed in the notice. If the license is not on the list, it is not eligible for this exemption. You will note the State is asking that employees e-mail the information to the address provided in the notice. The Tennessee Department of Revenue was asked: Q – If there were any further qualifiers to employee status other than full-time employment? A – No. Q – If the license(s) had to be job-related? A – No. Please let me know if you have any questions. Richard Washington Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org TO: Full-time Employees of the State of Tennessee SUBJECT: 2002 Professional Privilege Tax Exemption Chapter 856, Public Acts of 2002, granted full-time state employees an exemption from the professional privilege tax and increased this tax to four hundred dollars annually. If you are a full-time state employee who is subject to the professional privilege tax, or have previously been required to pay the annual professional privilege tax: Complete the information below and return it by e-mail to Ruth.Johnson@state.tn.us of the Department of Revenue, on or before March 15, 2003. If you are licensed under more than one of the listed professions, indicate all that apply. Upon receiving your response, the Department will code your account appropriately, so that you will not be identified as delinquent. The following professions are subject to the professional privilege tax: lobbyists; agents, broker-dealers, and investment advisors under Title 48, Chapter 2; accountants; architects; brokers under Title 62; engineers; landscape architects; audiologists; chiropractors; dentists; optometrists; osteopathic physicians; pharmacists; physicians; podiatrists; psychologists; speech pathologists; veterinarians; attorneys; and sports agents under Title 49, Chapter 7. If you do not return the notification as directed, you will receive a delinquency notice for the professional privilege tax. IMPORTANT NOTE: Should you leave the full-time service of the state, you are responsible for notifying the Department of Revenue of that fact. At that time, you will again incur responsibility for payment of the annual professional privilege tax. I certify that I am a full-time employee of the State of Tennessee and not subject to the Professional Privilege Tax. Should I leave full-time state employment, I will notify the Department of Revenue immediately, and I will again be responsible for payment of the Professional Privilege Tax: Employee’s Full Name:___________________________ Home Address (City, State, ZIP):___________________ State Agency: University of Tennessee Type profession: _________ License Number:_________ Type profession: _________ License Number: __________ Return this information by e-mail on or before March 15, 2003, to Ruth.Johnson@state.tn.us If you have fellow employees without access to e-mail, please share a copy of this information with them.