How do I apply for a penalty waiver?

To apply for a waiver of penalty for the following tax types, please sign into your Tennessee Taxpayer Access Point (TNTAP) account and select Petition for Penalty Waiver:

  • sales and use tax
  • consumer use tax
  • liquor-by-the-drink tax
  • tobacco tax
  • professional privilege tax
  • franchise and excise tax
  • business tax
  • Hall income tax
  • motor carrier (IFTA, IRP, UCR, intrastate)

To apply for a penalty waiver for any other tax types, complete the attached penalty waiver request form.  The completed form can be sent as an email attachment to the Department’s Penalty Waiver Section at  


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