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Offices

Murfreesboro
319 N Maple St.
Suite 121
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7800
Fax: (615) 898-7830

Smyrna
205 I St.
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-9692
Fax: (615) 355-4118

New Location:
Eagleville

Eagleville City Hall
108 S. Main St
Eagleville, TN 37060
(615) 274-2922


Hours of Operation

Murfreesboro/Smyrna
8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00-5:00 Friday

Eagleville
Open the first working
day of each week,
(one day per week)
8am-4pm
Office building closing one hour for lunch 12pm-1pm


We accept:
Cash
Checks*


*No out of state checks

 

Business License – Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sales Tax included in gross income?
No.
Is Business Tax due on Commissions?
Yes.
Is a City Business License required if a business is located within the city limits of LaVergne, Murfreesboro or Smyrna?
Yes. Contact the appropriate City Hall as listed.

Murfreesboro City Hall
111 West Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5210

Smyrna City Hall
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-2553
Is a Rutherford County Business License required if a truck driver is regulated through the ICC?
No.
Is a Rutherford County Business License required for Manufacturers and Non-Profit Organizations?
No.
Can a business deduct the Rutherford County Tangible Personal Property Tax paid from the Rutherford County Business Tax due?
Yes, if the Rutherford County Tangible Personal Property Tax is paid within the Class Period. Please contact the Office of the Rutherford County Trustee at (615) 898-7705 to obtain the amount of tax paid, date tax paid and receipt number.
Can sub-contractors be deducted from Rutherford County Business Tax due?
Yes, only if the name, address, occupation and amount paid to sub-contractor is listed and attached to Business Tax Form.
Is a Daycare required to obtain a Rutherford County Business License?
Yes, after a permit is obtained from the Rutherford County Health Department if keeping over four (4) children.

Rutherford County Health Department
303 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 898-7785
When can I pay a wholesale business tax rate?
When at least 20% of gross income is wholesale.
Is a sub-contractor required to obtain a Rutherford County Business License if not on a Contractors' regular payroll?
Yes.
Where can a Contractor's License be obtained?
Contact the State of Tennessee at (615) 741-8307.
How is a Corporation formed?
Contact the State of Tennessee at (615) 741-2286.
If I pay rent on a booth for hair cutting &/or manicures do I need a Rutherford County Business License?
Yes.
Are Sales Representatives for Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Tupperware and etc. required to obtain a Rutherford County Business License?
Yes, if gross sales are more than $3,000.00 in a twelve-month period.
Where can I obtain a Tennessee Sales Tax Number Form?
Tennessee Department of Revenue Sales Tax Division at (615) 253-0600.
Where can I obtain a Federal Identification Number?
Please call 1-800-829-1040.

If you have any questions or comments please e-mail countyclerk@rutherfordcountytn.gov.

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