Reference Number: 
CTAS-1555

Subject to the applicable requirements of T.C.A. § 67-5-212, the real and tangible personal property owned and used by an organization as a museum receives a 100 percent  exemption from property taxation if (1) the organization owns the real property for which the exemption is sought; (2) the organization owning the property is exempted from the payment of federal income taxes by § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; (3) the property is located within the limits of an incorporated municipality; (4) the exempt organization actually operates the museum; (5) the museum displays local, regional and state crafts and items of historical interest; and (6) the board members of the organization receive no compensation for their services.1

Any owner of real or personal property claiming exemption under T.C.A. 67-5-226 is required to file an application for exemption with the State Board of Equalization on the same form and in the same manner prescribed in T.C.A. § 67-5-212(b).2




     1T.C.A. § 67-5-226(a).

     2T.C.A. § 67-5-226(b).