Tennessee taxes tours
- Sales Tax News
- Nov 7, 2016 | Gail Cole
Taking a tour is a great way to learn about a place, an event, history, literature, and more. Getting information from a book or a headset can be just fine, but sometimes, knowledgeable and personable tour guides can make a place truly memorable.
Of course, tours tend to cost. And in Tennessee, they’re subject to sales tax: “Tours conducted for amusement within the state for a fee, whether the tour is on foot or in a vehicle, are subject to the Tennessee sales tax as an amusement.” Examples of taxable tours include cave tours, celebrity citing tours, facility tours, ghost tours, and sight-seeing tours.
However, in specific situations, tours may be exempt from Tennessee sales tax. For example, tours conducted solely by a government agency, nonprofit, or Tennessee historic property preservation entity are generally exempt. Additional information is available from the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
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