In this work, molecular structure of (E)-2-Bromo-4-methoxy-6-[(p-tolylimino) methyl] phenol which is an o-hydroxy Schiff basederivative was characterized by X-ray single crystal diffraction, IR spectroscopy. In the quantum mechanical calculations, the densityfunctional theory (B3LYP) with 6-31G (d, p) was used to support our studies. According to the X-ray crystallographic data, it wasobserved that adopts the phenol-imine tautomeric form of the compound in solid state.The two possible tautomeric forms of the title compound were investigated using DFT method with B3LYP applying 6-31G(d,p) basis set. A relaxed potantial energy surface (PES) scan was performed based on the optimized geometry of the OH tautomericform and O–H bond distances were used as the redundant internal coordinate. PES scan process helped us for understand the effectsof transfer on the molecular geometry. At the same time, in this study, nonlinear optical properties (NLO) of the molecule wereinvestigated.