Online Tax Registration Help and FAQs

Who to Contact for Help

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If you have questions about - online tax registration, contact:

Tennessee Department of Revenue
(615) 253-0704
866-368-6374 ln State Toll-Free
www.tn.gov/revenue

What is "Save and Exit"?

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This feature allows you to start a registration and complete it later.

What is a FEIN and how do I get one?

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It is a nine-digit number assigned by the IRS. The IRS requires this number to identify taxpayers who must file various business tax returns. FEINs are used by employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, nonprofit associations, trusts, estates of decedents, government agencies, certain individuals, and other business entities.

The form to apply for a FEIN is IRS Form SS-4 (Get Form SS-4 from the IRS Web site). You may submit Form SS-4 by mailing or faxing your application to the address below. Internal Revenue Service
5333 Getwell Road, Stop 342
Memphis, TN. 38118
Fax (901) 546-3916

Is all the information I provide confidential?

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Yes. Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-1-1702, returns, tax information and tax administration information shall be confidential and, except as authorized by Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-1-1701 et seq., no officer or employee of the Tennessee Department of Revenue or of any office of a district attorney general or any state or local law enforcement agency, and no other person, or officer or employee of the state, who has or had access to such information shall disclose any such information obtained by such officer or employee in any manner in connection with such officer's or employee's service as an officer or employee.