MS COVID-19 Business Relief Payments

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many Mississippi businesses have been impacted due to closures. Recent legislation created the "Mississippi COVID 19 Relief Payment Fund" in order to assist Mississippi small businesses affected during this time. The DOR is in the process of determining which businesses will be eligible for the payments, but the following are some basic guidelines and answers. 


Article Date:   5/29/2020    |   Expiration Date:   5/29/2030


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Notice to Tobacco Manufacturers, Wholesale Dealers & Retailers | 7/10/2020
Effective July 1, 2020, no manufacturer or wholesaler dealer shall sell, offer to sell or deliver any tobacco products for any consideration other than cash or on terms. Retail dealers of tobacco products, likewise, shall not buy or accept delivery of such products for any consideration other than cash or on terms.
The law further requires that if payment is not received by the vendor from the retailer when due or if payment is returned for insufficient funds, the vendor shall, within 5 business days, notify the commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. After receipt of such notification the Commissioner shall promptly notify all manufacturers and wholesalers in the state of the default in payment and require that no person, thereafter, shall sell any tobacco products to the person in default for any terms other than cash on delivery, until otherwise authorized by the commissioner. Additional information can be found at the following link: 

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Notice on Temporary Suspension of ABC Orders | 7/10/2020
To our ABC Partners

The Mississippi ABC made a decision to temporarily suspend our liquor ordering system to try to remedy the unprecedented backlog of orders currently in our system.  This step would have allowed permittees to receive prior orders during the week of July 13th but not place new orders during this week.   This action was needed catch up with the increased demand we have experienced over the last four months. 

 

We have received numerous concerns from you, our partners, over this step and are taking another look at our options.  In the meantime, we will be bringing our order system back on line today with the same order limits that were previously in place.  Our hope is to find a solution that will allow the ABC to clear up the backlog while still providing our customers with the services they need to keep their businesses running smoothly. 

 

Please be aware that with the current orders in our system, you will experience delivery times of one week or more until we can find a way to get this backlog cleared.  We thank you for your patience with us while we search for a viable solution to meet everyone’s needs.  We know we are all in this together.    ​



Notice of Legalization of Light Spirits | 6/18/2020
Notice to Brewers & Importers and Beer Wholesalers & Retailers regarding the Legalization of Light Spirits

Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday | 6/18/2020
​The 2020 Sales Tax Holiday takes place between Friday, July 31, 2020 and Saturday, August 1, 2020. ​​​
MS COVID-19 Business Relief Payments | 5/29/2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many Mississippi businesses have been impacted due to closures. Recent legislation created the "Mississippi COVID 19 Relief Payment Fund" in order to assist Mississippi small businesses affected during this time. The DOR is in the process of determining which businesses will be eligible for the payments, but the following are some basic guidelines and answers. 

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