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Children’s Promise Act - House Bill 1729 | 7/27/2020
2020 Second Amendment Holiday | 7/21/2020
The 2020 Second Amendment Holiday will take place between 12:01 A.M. Friday, August 28, 2020 and 12:00 Midnight Sunday, August 30, 2020. Please see the following link for additional information:

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Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend Guidance | 7/21/2020
The 2020 Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend holiday takes place between Friday, August 28, 2020 and Sunday, August 30, 2020.

Annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Guide | 7/21/2020
A sales tax holiday is a temporary period when sales taxes are not collected or paid on purchases of specific products and/or services. ​​ ​​​

Notice to Marketplace Facilitators | 7/13/2020

House Bill 379 of the 2020 Regular Session creates the Mississippi Marketplace Facilitator Act of 2020. This act defines a marketplace facilitator as any person who facilitates a retail sales by a seller by:

(i)           listing or advertising for sale by the retailer in any forum, tangible personal property, services or digital goods that are subject to tax under Mississippi sales tax law; and

(ii)          either directly or indirectly through agreements or arrangements with third parties collecting payment from the customer and transmitting that payment to the retailer regardless of whether the marketplace provider receives compensation or other consideration in exchange for its service.

 

House Bill 379 additionally provides that sales facilitated by third party food delivery services that deliver food from an unrelated restaurant to a customer are not considered retail sales. These third party food delivery services should pay sales tax to the restaurant on the cost of the food purchased from the restaurant and not charge the customer sales tax on the delivery. For additional information, please see the following link:​


Modernization City Base Expenditure Calculation Adjustment | 7/13/2020
Senate Bill 2362 passed during the 2020 Regular Session amends the Modernization Act from House Bill 1 of the 2018 Extraordinary Session to provide that the base expenditure provision be recalculated to exclude grant and loan proceeds. Please see the following link for additional information:  ​
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 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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