Posts Tagged ‘Sales Tax’

Coast city must make cuts; facing multi-million-dollar deficit

GULFPORT — Gulfport city officials are being told they are going to have to make millions of dollars in spending cuts. Gulfport is on track to end this fiscal year with a $1 million deficit that could climb to $4 million in 2013, finance director Mike Necaise said. The problems include revenue shortfalls and increased […] [...]

City’s year-over-year sales tax collections up nearly 10%

by Associated Press Published: July 18,2012

Tags: budget, city, municipal government, municipality, retail, sales, Sales Tax, shop, shopper, shopping, tax, tax collection, tourism, tourist, visditor

NATCHEZ — Sales tax collections in May for the city of Natchez increased 9.5 percent over May of last year. The Natchez Democrat reports it was the 10th month of an upward trend in sales taxes for Natchez. Overall sales tax collections totaled approximately $447,780, up approximately $38,980 from the $408,800 collected in May 2011. […] [...]

Mayor endorses proposed countywide sales tax

by Associated Press Published: May 21,2012

Tags: board of supervisors, county government, endorsement, municipal government, Sales Tax, supervisors, taxes

PICAYUNE — Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero Jr. has endorsed a proposal for a 1-cent countywide sales tax, which would also be applied in the Pearl River County’s two municipalities, Picayune and Poplarville. The tax was initially proposed by county Supervisor Anthony Hales Sr. Pinero tells the Picayune Item his support depends on whether or not […] [...]

City sets new sales tax record, but officials still concerned

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2012

Tags: budget, municipal government, record, Sales Tax, tax collections, tax revenues, taxes

BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven’s latest sales tax report showed record numbers, but some officials don’t want to get too excited just yet because the city is lagging behind some neighbors. The Daily Leader reports Brookhaven’s March sales tax report came in at $415,468.14. In March 2011, it was $400,912.36. Mayor Les Bumgarner says that’s the highest […] [...]

Metro Jackson sales tax bill to fund water/sewer system advances

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators have advanced a bill that could allow up to a 1 percent sales tax in metro Jackson to help fund improvements to the water and sewer system used by the capital city and some suburbs. The tax would be put in place only if it’s approved by at least 60 percent […] [...]

Sales tax money on the rise in Southaven

by Associated Press Published: April 20,2012

Tags: Greg Davis, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Sales Tax, Southaven

SOUTHAVEN — For the past six months, Southaven has received its largest sales tax revenue in the city’s 32-year history. Mayor Greg Davis shared the good news with the city’s board at this week’s meeting. Davis said the city has averaged $1 million in sales tax collections over the past six months. Sales tax is […] [...]

City to ask for tax hike to fund capital improvements

HOLLY SPRINGS — The city of Holly Springs will ask the Legislature to approve a local 1 cent sales tax with the proceeds supporting a large capital improvements program. Mayor Andre DeBerry tells the South Reporter the levy would bring in about $171,428 a year. DeBerry says the revenue would eventually produce $8 million to […] [...]

Cartoon – December 19, 2011

by Ricky Nobile Published: December 18,2011

Tags: in the net, Internet, local events, local schools, MBJ cartoon, no sales tax, ricky nobile, Sales Tax

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City sees increase in sales tax collections

by Associated Press Published: November 21,2011

Tags: budget, municipal government, retail, Sales Tax, tax collections, taxes

NATCHEZ — Sales tax collections for October in Natchez were up approximately 6 percent from last year. The city collected approximately $419,000 in October this year, up $26,000 from the approximately $393,000 the city collected during October 2010. Sales tax numbers are reported two months after the fact. The October revenue reflects sales tax collected […] [...]

Read the October 31st issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — ONLINE SALES TAX: Ted Carter takes a look at how much money Mississippi is leaving on the table by not taxing online sales. You may be shocked at the number. Also in this week’s paper: >> REVAMPING THE SYSTEM: Changing tax law to accommodate sales tax an issue that could […] [...]

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