The Department of Revenue has
been notified by the administrator of the Mississippi Groundwater Protection
Trust Fund that the unobligated balance of the fund has exceeded the ($10,000,000.00)
threshold set by statute. Section
49-17-407, Mississippi Code of 1972, states that the collection on the 4/10th of one cent
Environmental Protection Fee is to be suspended when this threshold is met. The
suspension will begin March 1, 2017. The Environmental Protection Fee will be
due on all transactions occurring through February 28, 2017.
The Environmental Protection
Fee should not be collected on any transactions occurring March 1, 2017 and
after until further notice. No Environmental
Protection Fee returns are required to be filed for March 2017 or any month
after until you are notified that collection of the fee is to resume.
Collection of the Environment
Protection fee will resume once the unobligated balance of the Mississippi Groundwater
Protection Trust Fund falls below six million dollars ($6,000,000.00). The
Department of Revenue will provide notice to you when this occurs and will give
you the date when collection is to resume.
you have any questions, please call (601) 923-7150.