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Revenue Offers New Electronic Filing Options for F&E Tax and Individual Income Tax

As part of the Tennessee Department of Revenue's on-going effort to provide more electronic filing options, tax preparers can now submit Franchise and Excise Tax and Individual Income Tax returns and payments electronically using software commercially-available through approved vendors.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue is now accepting franchise & excise tax returns, extensions, and quarterly estimated payments for tax year 2011 and 2012 as well as individual income tax returns for tax year 2012 through the IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Program. This partnership between states and the Internal Revenue Service allows tax preparers to include the state tax return and any associated payment with its electronically filed federal return. The state tax return is forwarded electronically from the Internal Revenue Service directly to the state. This process allows returns to be processed fast and accurately.

Forms currently accepted through the IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Program include:

  • Franchise, Excise Tax Return (FAE 170)
  • Application for Extension of Time to File (FAE173)
  • Quarterly Franchise and Excise Tax Declarations (FAE 172)
  • Individual Income Tax Return (INC250)
  • Application for Extension of Time to File (INC251)

For a list of certified software vendors, choose one of the options below: