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What is % charged for Tn Hall Tax, when did it change

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GeoffreyG
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What is % charged for Tn Hall Tax, when did it change

In Tennessee, as you correctly note, the (5% in 2016) Hall tax is a state tax levied on investment income.  If the total amount of your interest income from bonds, notes, and dividends from stock are less than $1,250 (or $2,500 for a married couple), then you are entirely exempt from either having to pay this tax, or filing a Tennessee Hall tax return.  (There are some other exemptions as well, such as one based on age and income.)

However, taxable amounts over the limits are charged a flat state of Tennessee rate of 5%.

Still, there are other rules (and exemptions) to filing a Hall tax return, and you are therefore respectfully encouraged to explore them.  You can read about those rules, and other Hall tax matters, in the short (6) page Tennessee Department of Revenue booklet found here:

http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/revenue/attachments/indincguide.pdf

The current (2016) 5% rate is down from 6% (in 2015).  Currently, there is Tennessee law in place to continue the annual rate cuts, at 1% per year, until the Hall tax is phased out completely in the year 2022.  Please see the following Tennessee General Assembly webpage for more on the state law repealing the Hall tax:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0047&GA=109


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