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Report Tax Fraud in Tennessee

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Thank you for your interest in reporting tax crimes within the State of Tennessee. Tax fraud affects us all by providing an unfair business advantage to tax cheaters.

How to Report Tax Fraud for Tennessee's Taxes:

Special Investigations follows up on all reports of tax violations for the following Tennessee taxes:

Sales and Use Tax

Fraudulent filing, non-filing, or other tax violations committed by persons and/or businesses.

Click here to report suspected sales and use tax violations.

Tobacco Tax

These violations include the illegal sale of unstamped cigarettes, smuggling or hijacking cigarettes, counterfeiting tax stamps, or other attempts to circumvent the state tobacco and MSA tax. This also includes violations of the Unfair Trade Laws in Tennessee.

Click here to report suspected tobacco tax violations.

Motor Fuel Tax

This includes intentional circumvention of state motor fuel tax laws by persons in the trucking industry, motor fuel distributors, retail establishments and individuals.

Click here to report suspected motor fuels tax violations.

Individual (Hall) Income Tax

Tennessee imposes the individual (Hall) income tax only on individuals and other entities receiving interest from bonds and notes and dividends from stock. If you suspect income tax violations regarding improper claiming of dependents, fraudulent activity by non-Tennessee residents or other issues related to the federal income tax return, you need to contact the IRS at (800) 829-1040 or www.irs.gov.

Click here to report suspected violations for individuals reporting income on bonds and notes and dividends from stock only.

Corporate/Business Tax

The also includes running an unlicensed business; city, county, and Franchise & Excise taxes.

Click here to report suspected tax violations for corporate/business tax.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Report Tax Fraud for Federal Income Tax:

Complaints regarding improper claiming of dependents, fraudulent activity by non-Tennessee residents or other issues related to the federal income tax return should be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at (800) 829-1040 or www.irs.gov.

How to Report Tax Fraud for Employment Issues:

Complaints regarding employment issues, i.e., payroll, etc. should be reported to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development at (615) 741-2858.