TBA to Focus on Professional Privilege Tax as New Session Begins

The Tennessee legislature convened this week in Nashville for the second year of the 111th General Assembly. The legislature is expected to take up many hot button issues, such as criminal justice reform, health care, medical marijuana and abortion. Additionally, House Majority Leader William Lamberth has indicated that Republicans will push for a reduction on the professional privilege tax, “as the budget allows.” At the end of the 2019 legislative session, the legislature voted to remove 15 professions from having to pay the $400 professional privilege tax. However, seven professions, including attorneys, continue to pay the tax. Eliminating the professional privilege tax is one of the TBA’s top legislative priorities this year, and today the TBA government affairs team joined the NFIB, the Tennessee Medical Association and others in distributing a joint letter to all members of the General Assembly asking them to eliminate the tax. For more information and to contact your legislators on this important issue, go to TBA Impact.

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