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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 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. ​​​
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