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Professional Privilege Tax Due June 1
Jun 1 all-day

Information Sheet From The TMA


Tennessee law requires 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 by June 1 of each year to the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue. 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.

Exemptions from Payment of the Tax

There are three exemptions available for physicians:

  1. Retired medical license (you must have filed an affidavit to retire your license with the appropriate licensing board); or
  2. Inactivated the medical license (available only for physicians practicing solely outside of Tennessee); or
  3. Active military service.

Many physicians in the past have called TMA thinking that no tax was due because they had retired from practice. As long as the medical license is active, a physician is responsible for the tax. The license must be retired before the June 1 due date to avoid paying the tax. By filing an affidavit of retirement, a physician may no longer engage in the active practice of medicine, including writing a prescription or treating the occasional patient.

Electronic Payment of Tax

The tax must be paid electronically unless this causes the individual a hardship and that hardship is approved by the Department of Revenue. Typical hardships approved may be taxpayers who do not own a computer, taxpayers who do not have access to the internet or taxpayers whose religious beliefs prohibit the use of computers and related technology. Call (800) 342-1003 to request a hardship waiver from paying the tax electronically. A waiver does not excuse the requirement to timely pay the tax.

How to Pay the Tax

To electronically file the professional privilege tax return, you must have either your Social Security Number or your professional privilege tax account number. A licensee may begin paying the tax due on June 1, 2019 beginning January 1, 2019. If you do not know your account number, please use the online look-up available on the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s website.

Click here to access the website to pay an individual privilege tax or for a company to pay multiple individuals’ privilege tax.

Once the tax is paid, a confirmation page will come up and it should be printed for your records. This is the only chance you will have to print this confirmation. Call the Electronic Commerce Unit at (866) 368-6374 if you encounter any problems paying the tax online.

The Department of Revenue has FAQs available should a licensee have any additional questions.

Penalty for Nonpayment

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.

If you encounter any problems paying the tax or have a question, contact the TMA Legal Department at or 800-659-1862, extension 1645.

NAM member event with Tennessee Women in Medicine featuring Meera Ballal, J.D., MEd @ Nashville Academy of Medicine
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm





















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NAM Night at the Ballpark @ First Tennessee Park
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Tickets are on sale now!

Join the Nashville Academy of Medicine for an evening of baseball, food, and fun with your colleagues and family as we watch the Nashville Sounds take on the El Paso Chihuahuas!  You’ll find us in the Vanderbilt Picnic Place with the Nashville Dental Society so everyone can mix, mingle, and move around! Residents, fellows, medical students, and children will receive an additional discount.

$25 NAM Members – Practicing & Retired ($44 value!)
$20 Residents, Fellows, Medical Student Members, & Children of Member (17 & under)

  • General Admission Seating
  • All-you-can-eat Picnic
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages & Discounted Beer

Purchase your tickets below today:

  • Ticket are on a first come first served basis.
  • Advance purchase of tickets is required.
  • Tickets will be emailed directly to you.

Associate Sponsors:


Ticket Type*

Members may purchase one additional adult ticket at their price for a guest.

Non-member physician pricing is valid for physicians, one guest, and any children.

*Registrations that do not meet the above criteria will be refunded.

**Priority will be given to NAM Members. Registrations from physicians who are not NAM members will be processed as space allows.

Contact Nikki Ringenberg at or 615-712-6236 for more information or for assistance purchasing tickets.

Online CME for 2019
Nov 26 – Dec 31 all-day

Click here to visit the TMA website to see online CME opportunities to close out 2019.

Save the Date: NAM and MFN Holiday Open House @ Nashville Academy of Medicine
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm