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Hancock County Moonshine Bust 10-19-18 | 10/22/2018
Friday evening, October 19, 2018, law enforcement agents of the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control executed a search warrant at 2465 Rocky Hill Dedeaux Rd, Kiln, MS. Willie “Jr” Necaise and Tangela Davenport were arrested for possession of an illegal distillery. Both were on scene at the time the warrant was served and subsequently booked into the Hancock County Jail.
Relief to Hurricane Florence Victims | 9/20/2018
Due to the recent hurricane that took place beginning September 7, 2018, Mississippi will follow federal extensions granted to the victims of Hurricane Florence. Taxpayers who reside in the counties designated as federally declared disaster areas have until January 31, 2019 to file individual income, corporate income and pass-through entity returns due on or after September 7, 2018.

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Moonshine Bust Carroll County | 9/12/2018
On September 12, 2018, Agents of the Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 883 County Rd 207, Carrollton, MS. Upon service of the search warrant, agents discovered an illegal distillery and moonshine
Hancock County Moonshine Bust | 9/4/2018
​​Agents of the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control executed a warrant on Hubert Dedeaux Road in Hancock County Mississippi. 
The Brookhaven District Office Closing | 9/4/2018
The Brookhaven District Office of the Mississippi Department of Revenue will be closing September 30, 2018​.

Lincoln County Resident Sentenced in Tax Evasion Case | 8/30/2018
On August 20, 2018, Donny Ray Wilson, 56, of 1150 Highway 472, Hazlehurst, MS 39083, entered a plea of guilty to one (1) count of Tax Evasion.
Richland Tourism, Parks and Recreation Tax | 8/29/2018
A 3% tax  on the gross proceeds from room rentals of hotels and motels in the City of Richland​. Effective October 1, 2018.​​
Repeal of City of Baldwyn Tourism Tax | 8/21/2018
The Baldwyn Tourism tax is no longer in effect as of July 1, 2018.  The Baldwyn Tourism tax is levied at the rate of two percent (2%) on the gross proceeds derived from the gross proceeds of prepared foods at restaurants and convenience stores and room rentals on all hotels and motels within in the City of Baldwyn.  Please discontinue collecting the two percent (2%) restaurant and hotel and motel tax, as of July 1, 2018.  

Lowndes County Moonshine Bust | 8/20/2018
On August 20, 2018, Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Law Enforcement Agents and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Metro Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Lonnie Bernard Phinizee of 29 Plum Nellie Road, Columbus MS.
 
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.

Request For Lease Proposal Brookhaven District Office Proposal Questions and Answers | 3/27/2018
Environmental Protection Fee Notice | 2/12/2018
​The reinstatement of the Environmental Protection Fee will begin on April 1, 2018​
IFTA/IRP Services Offered in Meridian | 1/12/2018
Residential Construction Technical Bulletin | 11/21/2017
Relief to Hurricane Harvey and Irma Victims | 9/25/2017
​Due to the recent hurricanes-Hurricane Harvey beginning August 23, 2017 and Hurricane Irma beginning September 4, 2017-Mississippi will follow federal extensions granted to taxpayers who reside in the counties designated as federally declared disaster areas.​

City of Booneville Tourism, Parks, and Recreation Tax Notice | 8/2/2017
​A 2% tax is imposed on the gross proceeds of gross proceeds of restaurants and gross proceeds of room rentals of hotels and motels in the City of Booneville. This levy is in addition to all other taxes imposed.  Effective September. 1, 2017.  Repeal Date July 1, 2021.​​


City of Brandon Amphitheatre and Ancillary Improvement Tax | 6/21/2017
House Bill 1507, as passed by the 2016 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, authorizes a special tax of three percent (3%) to be levied on the gross proceeds of room rentals of hotels and motels in the City of Brandon.
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Repeal - Pascagoula Tourism and Economic Development Tax | 6/21/2017
The Pascagoula Tourism and Economic Development tax is no longer in effect as of July 1, 2017. This special tax is levied at the rate of three percent (3%) on the gross proceeds of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in the City of Pascagoula. Please discontinue collecting the three percent (3%) tax on hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, as of July 1, 2017.
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Repeal - City of Southaven Restaurant Tax | 6/21/2017
The Southaven Restaurant tax is no longer in effect as of July 1, 2017. The Southaven Restaurant tax is levied at the rate of one percent (1%) of the gross proceeds of the sales of prepared food and beverages at restaurants located in the City of Southaven. Please discontinue collecting the one percent (1%) tax on prepared foods and beverages, as of July 1, 2017.​

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Bid Proposal Questions & Answers | 5/22/2017
​IFB 2017-3​  Corrugated Boxes​​
Mississippi Severe Storm and Flooding Disaster Relief | 1/30/2017
Due to the recent storms that took place beginning January 20, 2017, Mississippi will follow federal extensions granted for victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds. Taxpayers residing in counties declared as disaster areas will have until May 31, 2017 to file individual, corporate income and pass-through entity tax returns due on or after January 20, 2017 and before May 31, 2017.​

Relief to Hurricane Matthew Victims | 10/19/2016
Due to the recent Hurricane that took place in October 2016, Mississippi will follow federal extensions granted to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina residents that were directly affected. Taxpayers residing in the counties declared disaster areas will have until March 15, 2017 to file individual income, corporate income and pass-through entity tax returns due on or after October 4, 2016, and before March 15, 2017.
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Relief to Louisiana Flood Victims | 8/18/2016
Due to the recent flooding that took place on August 11, 2016, taxpayers residing in Louisiana counties designated as federally declared disaster areas have until January 17, 2017 to file individual income, corporate income and pass-through entity tax returns due on or after August 11, 2016, and before January 17, 2017.​​
Mississippi Severe Storm and Flooding Disaster Relief | 4/11/2016
​Due to the recent storms, Mississippi storm victims will have until July 15, 2016 to file their returns and pay any taxes due.

Identity Validation Letters | 1/11/2016
With income tax fraud and identity theft on the rise, the Department of Revenue is committed to safeguarding taxpayer dollars by increasing security measures. ​
Mississippi Severe Storm Disaster Relief | 1/8/2016
Due to the recent storms, Mississippi storm victims will have until May 16, 2016 to
file their returns and pay any taxes due.
W-2 and 1099 Due Dates | 12/22/2015
​Updated Due Dates for W-2s and 1099s​​​​​
South Carolina Flood Notice | 11/10/2015
Mississippi will follow federal extensions granted to South Carolina residents directly affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place on October 1, 2015.​
Filing Status for Married Same-Sex Couples | 8/3/2015
On June 26, 2015, based on the decision made by the Supreme Court of the United States, Mississippi now recognizes the marriages of same-sex spouses.​​​
Statement of Account | 6/2/2015

Information about Statement of Account​​

Town of Como | 6/1/2015

Town of Como Tourism Parks and Recreation Tax

Ad Valorem Tax Credit | 2/2/2015

Senate Bill 2934, as passed by the Mississippi Legislature, changed the ad valorem tax credit to increase the amount of income tax credit paid on certain inventory and to authorize a five year carry forward effective July 1, 2012.​

State Tax Lien Registry | 1/1/2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Revenue will enroll tax liens for unpaid tax debts online on the State Tax Lien Registry. Tax liens will no longer be recorded with Circuit Clerks.

Bid Proposal Questions & Answers | 7/6/2014

IFB 2015-05​  Batteries & Chargers​

Petroleum Tax | 7/1/2014

Environmental Protection Fee Reinstated August 1, 2014

Sales Tax | 5/15/2014

Fuels and Utilities Exemption for certain manufacturing and agricultural businesses.​

City of Jackson Tax | 4/25/2014

Updated April 25, 2014 City of Jackson Special Tax

Insurance Premium Tax | 1/1/2014

Senate Bill 2024, as passed by the Mississippi Legislature, requires taxpayers to pay quarterly estimated payments and removes the requirement to file quarterly returns effective January 1, 2014.

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