Professional Privilege Tax Due Date Extended

June 6, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has extended the due date for the Tennessee Professional Privilege Tax to June 30. The tax was initially due June 1.

The department is experiencing a high volume of calls and help desk tickets regarding the tax at this time, and is extending the deadline to better accommodate taxpayers.

You can find further information about how to file and pay the professional privilege tax here.

Every physician with an active license from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners (BME) or Board of Osteopathic Examination (BOE) is required to pay a professional privilege tax each year. Physicians may not receive a reminder from the licensing board, and only those who have previously signed up for e-mail reminders will receive them from the Department of Revenue.

A licensee who does not pay the tax is usually assessed a monetary penalty by the Department of Revenue. Continued nonpayment of the tax could result in the revocation of an individual’s license.

Any questions on this topic may be directed to the TMA Legal Department at or 800.659.1862, extension 1645.