TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 24, 2017
Although the state legislature’s filing deadline is still two weeks away, five bills have already been filed to make changes to the state’s professional privilege tax, the Tennessean reports. Three of the five propose a complete phase out of the tax, while a bill by John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, proposes exemption of the tax for those in the first year of their profession, and bill filed by Courtney Rogers, R-Goodlettsville, seeks to allow anyone over the age of 65 who makes less than $16,000 to receive a 75 percent rebate. “Reduction or repeal of the professional privilege tax would unburden Tennessee lawyers who seek to represent underserved communities,” said Tennessee Bar Association President Jason Long.