Posts Tagged ‘tax’

C Spire breaking ground for new data center

STARKVILLE — C Spire has scheduled a ground-breaking ceremony today for a new data center in Starkville. Ridgeland-based C Spire plans complete construction on the first phase in November 2014, when customers would begin using the center. Mississippi State University’s Thad Cochran Research Park will host the 22,400-square-foot first phase. Two more phases are planned. […] [...]

City to take out loan in anticipation of tax collections

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen voted to take out up to $600,000 in tax-anticipation loan funds to cover mainly payroll expenses until expected tax revenue is collected. The Natchez Democrat reports City Clerk Donnie Holloway told the board yesterday the city needs the funding because the city is currently paying two health insurance […] [...]

Lawmakers could rethink law on delinquent taxes

JACKSON — State law currently requires the Mississippi Department of Revenue to garnish 100 percent of the wages of a government official or employee should that person become delinquent in paying taxes. Going back to September 2011, a legislative watchdog group recommended the law be changed to allow garnishment of 25 percent to 100 percent […] [...]

Feds want tax preparers barred due to false tax returns

HOLLY SPRINGS — The federal government is asking a Mississippi judge to bar two tax preparers and their business from preparing tax returns for others. The government made the request in a 13-page document filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford. It seeks the prohibition against Hardaway Taxx in Holly Springs and two individuals, Eric […] [...]

Ex-tax preparer pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

COLUMBUS — Federal court records say a former tax preparer from Columbus has pleaded guilty in a fraud case. Cynthia H. Carter was indicted in March on 17 counts. A federal court had already barred Carter from preparing federal tax returns for others. She pleaded guilty in in U.S. District Court in Oxford to one […] [...]

After three years, voters finally to weigh in on sales tax

JACKSON — A local option sales tax that has sat on the books for three years finally will be offered to Jackson voters. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Jackson City Council yesterday voted to raise sales taxes one cent on every dollar, on the condition that voters approve in a referendum the higher rate By law, […] [...]

Section 42 ruling to impact tax collections on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A recent state Supreme Court ruling is expected to cost Coast counties, cities and schools more than $6 million in tax revenue. That’s according to Mississippi Coast tax assessors. The ruling pertains to how counties calculate the value of Section 42 or federally subsidized tax-credit housing for tax purposes. The Sun […] [...]

Supervisor wants marketing, branding campaign

JACKSON — Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes wants to pay a Jackson-based company $25,000 to create a marketing and branding campaign, even though the Hinds County Economic Development Authority is providing that same service. The Clarion-Ledger reports Stokes asked the Hinds County Board of Supervisors yesterday to approve a contract to market the county with […] [...]

Government asks court to bar tax preparer

DURANT — The federal government has asked a Mississippi court to permanently bar a woman from preparing federal income tax returns for others. The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that Danee Aikens prepared federal income tax returns under the name “Comprotax Service” from an office in Durant. The complaint alleges that Aikens […] [...]

Voters approve new lodging tax in Horn Lake; turn out low

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake voters handily approved a $2-per-night tax on hotel and motel stays, providing a financial boost that city officials will use to promote economic development. According to complete but unofficial totals, the proposed tax got 415 favorable votes, or 91.4 percent, compared to 39 votes, or 8.6 percent, against it. As […] [...]

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