Posts Tagged ‘taxpayer’

Reports mixed on which Coast city won in annexation case

by Associated Press Published: April 3,2013

Tags: annexation, city government, consultant, dispute, municipal, municipality, property, real estate, tax, taxpayer

D’IBERVILLE — The annexation battle between Biloxi and D’Iberville is finally over, and representatives for D’Iberville say they are the winners. The area in dispute was along Mississippi Highway 67. The state Supreme Court on March 21 upheld the annexation ruling that kept in Harrison County part of the annexation area requested by both cities […] [...]

Municipal sales tax option legislation dies

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2013

Tags: bill, city government, legislation, municipal, municipality, Sales Tax, state government, tax, taxpayer

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have ignored, and killed, two bills that would have allowed cities to impose a local sales tax. Under the bills that died yesterday, cities could have held elections to see if citizens approved of an additional 1 percent tax for specific capital projects. If at least 60 percent of voters said […] [...]

Tornado victims given more time to file state, federal taxes

by Associated Press Published: February 27,2013

Tags: assistance, damage, destruction, disaster recovery, Extension, filing, natural disaster, tax, taxpayer, tornado, Weather

FORREST COUNTY and LAMAR COUNTY — The IRS and Mississippi Department of Revenue have granted tax-filing extensions to victims of the destructive Feb. 10 tornado that hit the Hattiesburg area. The Hattiesburg American reports residents of Forrest and Lamar counties who were impacted by the tornado have until April 30 to file their taxes this […] [...]

House passes numerous bills offering business tax breaks

by Associated Press Published: February 27,2013

Tags: bill, exemption, law, legislation, legislator, Legislature, state government, tax, tax break, taxpayer

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has approved tens of millions of dollars’ worth of tax breaks for businesses, but it’s unclear if the proposals will survive the Senate. A top budget writer, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, estimated yesterday that the proposed tax breaks would be worth at least $50 million a year and […] [...]

House passes bill exempting sales tax on power, gasoline

JACKSON — Factory operators, farmers and fishermen could stop paying sales taxes on electricity and fuel, under a state House proposal. Representatives passed House Bill 844 by a 75-43 vote yesterday to exempt those groups from a 1.5 percent sales tax on fuel used in producing those industries’ products. It now goes to the Senate […] [...]

Treasurer pitches cost-savings of Free File tax service

by MBJ Staff Published: February 20,2013

Tags: agency, computer, online, state government, tax, tax preparation, tax return, taxpayer, Treasurer

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch yesterday joined state officials and industry leaders to urge eligible Mississippians to use the Free File program to prepare and file their taxes for free. Mississippi is one of 22 states plus the District of Columbia that sponsors a state Free File program. “Because Free File helps taxpayers file […] [...]

Municipal officials still hoping for local sales tax option

JACKSON — A Mississippi House committee has given municipal officials what they’ve wanted for more than 20 years — a chance at passage of a local options sales tax. The House Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved a bill for a 1 percent local sales tax as a way to build parks, improve water systems […] [...]

Mayor’s civil trial continued, but judge urging settlement

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis’ civil trial in Jackson has been continued until May, but there are discussions that the judge in the case has urged both sides to settle the matter before then. At the end of yesterday’s hearing, The Commercial Appeal reports a Hinds County chancellor called attorneys for both sides into his […] [...]

State adopting Pew system to measure effectiveness of spending

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2013

Tags: appropriation, benefit, fund, funding, spending, state government, system, tax, taxpayer

JACKSON — Mississippi officials are adopting a national system created by the Pew Center for the States to measure how much benefit a dollar of public spending creates. The system is first being set up to measure the effectiveness of criminal justice and corrections programs, but could be expanded to other areas in the future. […] [...]

City extends term of tax increment financing plan for mall

SOUTHAVEN — Officials have extended the time frame of the $15-million tax increment financing plan for the proposed outlet mall in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports Mayor Greg Davis made clear the amount of funding was not changing, just the time period for the plan was being extended from 15 years to 20 years. Tax […] [...]

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