Meridian Southern Arts and Entertainment Center Tax

House Bill 1770, as passed by the 2005 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, authorizes a special tax to be levied on certain businesses located in the corporate limits of the City of Meridian, Mississippi. The Bill levies a tax on the gross proceeds of restaurants from the sale of prepared foods and beverages in the City of Meridian.​


Article Date:   10/7/2016    |   Expiration Date:   10/31/2017


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