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City of Pearl Tourism, Recreation, and Parks Tax | 8/9/2018
A 3% tax on gross proceeds of sales of hotels and motels and 1% tax on the gross proceeds of sales of restaurants in the City of Pearl. This levy is in addition to all other taxes imposed. Effective September 1, 2018.

Sales and Use Tax Guidance of Online Sellers | 8/6/2018
The Mississippi Department of Revenue has issued guidance for Out of State Sellers affected by the Wayfair case. Please click here for the guidance​.  
Sales Tax Holiday 2018 | 7/2/2018
The 2018 Sales Tax Holiday takes place between 12:01 A.M. Friday, July 27, 2018 and 11:59 P. M. Saturday, July 28, 2018.​ Click here to learn what is included during the Sales Tax Holiday​.

Hancock County Press Release | 6/29/2018
Agents of the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control executed a search warrant at the residence of Kelly Necaise, 9000 Dummy Line Road, Picayune, on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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Supreme Court Ruling | 6/21/2018
The DOR is reviewing the Wayfair ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the impact of the decision for Mississippi. It is our belief this will create a more level playing field for MS businesses that compete with online sellers.​
Wilkinson Press Release | 5/22/2018
This morning, May 22, 2018, Starkville ABC Law Enforcement Agents executed a search warrant for an illegal moonshine still at the residence of John Wilkinson, 58, of 691 Hwy. 25 South in Carthage, MS. The search resulted in the seizure of five 55-gallon drums of fermenting corn mash and thirty gallons of illegal moonshine.

Taylor Press Release | 5/2/2018
An indictment obtained by investigators with the Mississippi Department of Revenue, charged Richard A. Taylor, age 45, with five (5) counts of tax evasion.​ 

Bearden Press Release | 4/16/2018
​Bobby Wayne Bearden is charged with possession of an illegal distillery and possession of moonshine. 

Horn Lake Occupancy Tax | 4/5/2018
Reinstatement of the occupancy tax of $2.00 per room rental from a hotel or motel located in the City of Horn Lake. Effective May 1, 2018.
Southaven Restaurant Tax | 4/5/2018
Reinstatement of the 1% tax imposed on the gross proceeds of sales of prepared food and beverages at restaurants located in City of Southaven. Effective May 1, 2018.

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