Posts Tagged ‘Sales Tax’

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

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 […] [...]

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City sees increase in sales tax collections

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 […] [...]

Sales tax growth ‘very worrying,’ state’s senior economist warns

That spring dip in both the national and Mississippi economy lingered in the Magnolia State through the summer, causing Mississippians to slow their retail spending. September spending showed a slight rise but still fell short of estimates. The state Department of Revenue reports sales tax revenues for July and August dropped below the same months […] [...]

Mayor pushing for sales tax to fund projects

HOLLY SPRINGS — Holly Springs Mayor Andre DeBerry is seeking support for a 1 percent local sales tax to raise money for various projects. The South Reporter reports DeBerry has proposed $8 million for a variety of local projects and another $13 million for street improvements and sidewalks. DeBerry has said the city could issue […] [...]

Sales tax holiday returning for third time

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s sales tax holiday returns for the third year on the weekend of July 29-30, in time for back-to-school shopping. For 48 hours, between 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 29 and midnight Saturday, July 31, stores won’t collect the 7 percent sales tax on eligible items. The list remains the same as last […] [...]

Retailers hoping for boost from sales tax holiday

by Published: July 26,2010

Tags: retail, Sales Tax

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s sales tax holiday takes place at the end of the month, and some merchants are expecting a boost in business. National Federation of Independent Business state director Ron Aldridge says increased sales will help small business owners still recovering from the recession. Aldridge says businesses along the coast that have been […] [...]

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