Polk County Government

Business Tax

Business Tax

The goal of the 2013 Uniformity and Small Business Relief Act is to make life easier for taxpayers, but it also means some changes to the business tax, starting January 1, 2014. To Learn More Click Here

Businesses with questions may call our office at 423-338-4526 or the Tennessee Department of Revenue at 800-342-1003. Renewals must also be processed online. with the Department of Revenue

Businesses applying for a New Business License will still need to apply for the initial license with the County Clerk.

The County Clerk will also continue to be responsible for issuing licenses to transient vendors and owners, managers, operator, or promoters of antique malls, flea markets, craft shows, antique shows, gun shows, and auto shows.

Apply Online For a New Business License

Download a New Business Guide (Downloadable pdf)

State Information for Businesses

Download Business Tax Return Forms

In Polk County, most businesses must obtain a business license and report their gross receipts to the Department of Revenue on a yearly basis.

After the first 30 days of operation, a new business has an additional 30 days to obtain a license. The fee for a business license is $15.00. Applications can be completed in the County Clerk's office or by mail.

To receive an application, please call the office at 423-338-4526. We will be glad to answer questions or mail an application. The completed application and $15 fee can be returned by mail to:

Angie Sanford, Polk County Clerk

PO Box 158
Polk County Courthouse
6239 Hwy 411 – #101
Benton, Tennessee 37307
Att. Business Tax