Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Department of Revenue’

State’s casinos see another month of falling revenue

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casinos won less money from gamblers in September for the 13th month out of 15, as casinos along the Mississippi River continued to lag badly. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue fell 4.4 percent from September 2012 to $170.2 million. The 12 coastal casinos won $88 million from […] [...]

City to ask state’s permission for extend alcohol sales

OLIVE BRANCH — Officials have agreed to petition the state to extend hours in which alcohol may be sold at places like restaurants and bars in Olive Branch. The Commercial Appeal reports a majority of the Board of Aldermen voted yesterday night to make the hours of sales uniform, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven […] [...]

Bill would revamp tourism marketing, funding

Lawmakers will hash out their differences on a bill that would revamp how the state markets itself as a tourist destination, and how those activities are funded. Senate Bill 2565 would establish the Mississippi Tourism Advisory Board that would serve to help the Mississippi Development Authority develop strategies for advertising and marketing the state’s tourism […] [...]

Mississippi stops slide in casino revenues – sort of

Mississippi casinos have halted their four-year slide in annual gross gaming revenues — or have they? In records released recently by the Mississippi Department of Revenue, gaming revenue in 2012 showed an increase of $12 million over 2011. That stopped a streak of four consecutive years where gaming revenues dropped by an average of about […] [...]

Competition for DOR lease carries big build-out costs, quick prep mandate

The building owner who wins the upcoming competition to lease 175,000 square feet to the Mississippi Department of Revenue must be willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to ready the building. And the owner must also be willing to move quickly to have the building ready for the DOR to move into by […] [...]

The down low on use taxes

Internet purchases often escape sales taxes. Following the 1992 decision of the United States Supreme Court in Quill Corporation v. North Dakota, it is settled law that if a retailer does not have a physical presence in a state, it has no duty to collect a sales tax on items shipped to a purchaser in […] [...]

Landmark Center, South Pointe top candidates in DOR search

A tug-of-war between two major office properties could occur in the 2013 legislative session as the Landmark Center and South Pointe vie to become the new headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Both buildings will lose major tenants in the next few months and look to rebound by securing a long-term lease for several […] [...]

Sales tax group offers rundown of simplified collection procedures

One of the study groups Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann assembles annually to kick around business law reform ideas recently got the ins and outs of sales tax simplification procedures, including the mechanisms behind collecting sales taxes charged by out-of-state retailers. Two bills are circulating through Congress that would give states the authority to collect […] [...]

Supreme court sides with Department of Revenue in tax dispute with AT&T

A dispute that started between AT&T Mississippi and the state’s tax collection agency has lasted long enough that one of the entities has undergone a name change. Even with a Sept. 6 ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court, it still might not be over. What began with an audit of the company’s finances in 1997 […] [...]

With DOR headquarters in limbo, state site on Lakeland may get look

With downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center sunk as the future home of Mississippi Department of Revenue, a state-owned parcel north of Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive could be atop the list of new options. The 7-acre parcel won top ranking in a site-selection study done last year by national real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. The […] [...]

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