Tennessee State Tax Return

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Tennessee Individual Income Tax Provisions

Tennessee assesses individual income taxes on state residents, similar to that of the federal government. Tennessee choses to tax married couples on a joint filing system, which combines both spouses' incomes into a single amount and assess the tax based on the combined income. This keeps the idea that a family is a single economic unit, as established by the federal government.

While many states use the federal adjusted gross income as a tax base, Tennessee uses interest and dividends to determine the income amount state residents are taxed on. Because of this, there are many differences between the federal law, so residents should be aware when completing their state return as to what income to include.

Exemptions

The following sources of income are exempt from inclusion in the tax base at the state level:

  • Private, public, civil service, and military pension and retirement income
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Social Security benefits
  • Distributions from health savings accounts
  • Disability income
  • Lottery winnings
  • Taxable income resulting from circumstances in which an individual becomes a quadriplegic
  • Capital gains from the sale of stock and mutual funds
  • Interest from U.S. government bonds
  • Mutual funds distributions if derived from holdings in government or state bonds
  • Interest on certificates of deposit, savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, insurance policies, and short-term, commercial paper
  • Income from a credit union
  • Distributions from education and Roth IRAs.

Deductions

Because the tax base for the state is centered on interest and dividends, Tennessee doesn't have a standard deduction. Additionally, capital losses can't be deducted, and capital gains distributions from stock and mutual funds are taxed. Federal income taxes are also non-deductible at the state level.

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TN Counties TN Cities
AndersonAndersonville, Briceville, Clinton, Lake City, Norris, Oak Ridge
BedfordBell Buckle, Normandy, Shelbyville, Unionville, Wartrace
BentonBig Sandy, Camden, Eva, Holladay
BledsoePikeville
BlountAlcoa, Friendsville, Louisville, Maryville, Rockford, Tallassee, Townsend, Walland
BradleyCharleston, Cleveland, McDonald
CampbellCaryville, Duff, Jacksboro, Jellico, La Follette, Newcomb, Pioneer
CannonAuburntown, Bradyville, Readyville, Woodbury
CarrollAtwood, Bruceton, Buena Vista, Cedar Grove, Clarksburg, Hollow Rock, Huntingdon, Lavinia, McKenzie, McLemoresville, Trezevant, Westport, Yuma
CarterElizabethton, Hampton, Milligan College, Roan Mountain, Watauga
CheathamAshland City, Chapmansboro, Kingston Springs, Pegram, Pleasant View
ChesterEnville, Henderson, Jacks Creek, Luray
ClaiborneArthur, Clairfield, Cumberland Gap, Eagan, Harrogate, Lone Mountain, New Tazewell, Pruden, Shawanee, Speedwell, Tazewell
ClayCelina, Moss
CockeBybee, Cosby, Del Rio, Hartford, Newport, Parrottsville
CoffeeArnold AFB, Beechgrove, Hillsboro, Manchester, Summitville, Tullahoma
CrockettAlamo, Bells, Crockett Mills, Friendship, Fruitvale, Gadsden, Maury City
CumberlandCrab Orchard, Crossville, Ozone, Pleasant Hill
DavidsonAntioch, Goodlettsville, Hermitage, Joelton, Madison, Nashville, Old Hickory, Whites Creek
DecaturBath Springs, Decaturville, Parsons, Scotts Hill, Sugar Tree
DekalbAlexandria, Dowelltown, Liberty, Smithville
DicksonBurns, Charlotte, Cumberland Furnace, Dickson, Slayden, Vanleer, White Bluff
DyerBogota, Dyersburg, Finley, Lenox, Miston, Newbern, Tigrett, Trimble
FayetteArlington, Braden, Gallaway, La Grange, Laconia, Macon, Moscow, Oakland, Rossville, Somerville, Williston
FentressAllardt, Clarkrange, Grimsley, Jamestown, Pall Mall
FranklinBelvidere, Cowan, Decherd, Estill Springs, Huntland, Saint Andrews, Sewanee, Sherwood, Winchester
GibsonBradford, Dyer, Eaton, Gibson, Humboldt, Idlewild, Kenton, Medina, Milan, Rutherford, Trenton, Yorkville
GilesArdmore, Elkton, Goodspring, Lynnville, Minor Hill, Prospect, Pulaski
GraingerBean Station, Blaine, Powder Springs, Rutledge, Thorn Hill, Washburn
GreeneAfton, Chuckey, Greeneville, Midway, Mohawk, Mosheim
GrundyAltamont, Beersheba Springs, Coalmont, Gruetli Laager, Monteagle, Palmer, Pelham, Tracy City
HamblenLowland, Morristown, Russellville, Talbott, Whitesburg
HamiltonApison, Bakewell, Birchwood, Chattanooga, Collegedale, Harrison, Hixson, Lookout Mountain, Lupton City, Ooltewah, Sale Creek, Signal Mountain, Soddy Daisy
HancockKyles Ford, Sneedville
HardemanBolivar, Grand Junction, Hickory Valley, Hornsby, Middleton, Pocahontas, Saulsbury, Silerton, Toone, Whiteville
HardinCounce, Crump, Morris Chapel, Olivehill, Pickwick Dam, Saltillo, Savannah, Shiloh
HawkinsBulls Gap, Church Hill, Eidson, Mooresburg, Mount Carmel, Rogersville, Surgoinsville
HaywoodBrownsville, Stanton
HendersonDarden, Huron, Lexington, Reagan, Sardis, Wildersville
HenryBuchanan, Como, Cottage Grove, Henry, Mansfield, Paris, Puryear, Springville
HickmanBon Aqua, Centerville, Duck River, Lyles, Nunnelly, Only, Pleasantville
HoustonErin, Stewart, Tennessee Ridge
HumphreysHurricane Mills, McEwen, New Johnsonville, Waverly
JacksonGainesboro, Granville, Whitleyville
JeffersonDandridge, Jefferson City, New Market, Strawberry Plains, White Pine
JohnsonButler, Laurel Bloomery, Mountain City, Shady Valley, Trade
KnoxCorryton, Heiskell, Knoxville, Mascot, Powell
LakeRidgely, Tiptonville, Wynnburg
LauderdaleGates, Halls, Henning, Ripley
LawrenceEthridge, Five Points, Iron City, Lawrenceburg, Leoma, Loretto, Saint Joseph, Summertown, Westpoint
LewisHohenwald
LincolnDellrose, Elora, Fayetteville, Flintville, Frankewing, Kelso, Mulberry, Petersburg, Taft
LoudonGreenback, Lenoir City, Loudon, Philadelphia
MaconLafayette, Red Boiling Spring
MadisonBeech Bluff, Denmark, Jackson, Medon, Mercer, Oakfield, Pinson, Spring Creek
MarionGuild, Jasper, Sequatchie, South Pittsburg, Whiteside
MarshallBelfast, Chapel Hill, Cornersville, Lewisburg
MauryColumbia, Culleoka, Hampshire, Mount Pleasant, Santa Fe, Spring Hill, Williamsport
McMinnAthens, Calhoun, Englewood, Etowah, Niota, Riceville
McNairyAdamsville, Bethel Springs, Chewalla, Finger, Guys, Michie, Milledgeville, Ramer, Selmer, Stantonville
MeigsDecatur, Georgetown, Ten Mile
MonroeCokercreek, Madisonville, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains, Vonore
MontgomeryClarksville, Cunningham, Palmyra, Saint Bethlehem, Southside, Woodlawn
MooreLynchburg
MorganCoalfield, Deer Lodge, Lancing, Oakdale, Petros, Rugby, Sunbright, Wartburg
ObionHornbeak, Obion, Rives, Samburg, South Fulton, Troy, Union City, Woodland Mills
OvertonAllons, Allred, Alpine, Crawford, Hilham, Livingston, Monroe, Rickman, Wilder
PerryLinden, Lobelville
PickettByrdstown
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PutnamBaxter, Bloomington Spring, Buffalo Valley, Cookeville, Monterey, Silver Point
RheaDayton, Evensville, Grandview, Graysville, Spring City, Watts Bar Dam
RoaneHarriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs, Rockwood
RobertsonAdams, Cedar Hill, Cross Plains, Greenbrier, Orlinda, Ridgetop, Springfield, White House
RutherfordChristiana, Eagleville, Fosterville, La Vergne, Lascassas, Milton, Murfreesboro, Rockvale, Smyrna
ScottElgin, Helenwood, Huntsville, Oneida, Robbins, Winfield
SequatchieDunlap, Whitwell
SevierGatlinburg, Kodak, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Seymour
ShelbyBrunswick, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Ellendale, Germantown, Memphis, Millington
SmithBrush Creek, Carthage, Chestnut Mound, Dixon Springs, Elmwood, Gordonsville, Hickman, Lancaster, Pleasant Shade, Riddleton
StewartBig Rock, Bumpus Mills, Cumberland City, Dover, Indian Mound
SullivanBlountville, Bluff City, Bristol, Kingsport, Piney Flats
SumnerBethpage, Castalian Springs, Cottontown, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Mitchellville, Portland, Westmoreland
TiptonAtoka, Brighton, Burlison, Covington, Drummonds, Mason, Munford, Tipton
TrousdaleHartsville
UnicoiErwin, Flag Pond, Unicoi
UnionLuttrell, Maynardville, Sharps Chapel
Van BurenSpencer
WarrenCampaign, McMinnville, Morrison, Rock Island, Smartt, Viola
WashingtonFall Branch, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Limestone, Mountain Home, Telford
WayneClifton, Collinwood, Cypress Inn, Lutts, Waynesboro
WeakleyDresden, Dukedom, Gleason, Greenfield, Martin, Palmersville, Sharon
WhiteDoyle, Quebeck, Sparta, Walling
WilliamsonArrington, Brentwood, College Grove, Fairview, Franklin, Nolensville, Primm Springs, Thompsons Station
WilsonGladeville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Norene, Watertown