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Survey: State lost $616.5M in online sales taxes over last five years

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi lost at least $616.5 million in online sales tax collections during the five-year period from 2007 until 2012, a survey says. Mississippi and other states could soon have the option to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases if the U.S. Senate approves, as expected, the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would give states the authority to ...

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Municipal sales tax option legislation dies

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 yes, the tax could have ...

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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 for more debate. The tax ...

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Communities want to set local sales tax, not Legislature

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Municipal officials are again proposing a 1 percent local sales tax as a way to build parks, improve water systems and get crumbling streets back into shape. They need a change in state law to move forward. Legislators have resisted local tax proposals for years, and it’s not clear whether 2013 will be different. Under two bills ...

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Town to use sales tax collections to pay off loan from state

SUMMIT — The Summit Town Council has agreed to divert more than $7,000 in monthly sales tax revenues to pay off a $1.4-million debt to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which is bankrolling the town’s new wastewater treatment facility. Town Clerk Pat Whittington tells the Enterprise-Journal DEQ officials stipulated in their loan agreement with the town that the monthly ...

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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 sales taxes levied by retailers ...

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Revenue Department puts lien on Delta civic center

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi Department of Revenue has put a $14,182 lien on a Leflore County Civic Center bank account based on allegations the center didn’t pay sales taxes. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the Leflore County Board of Supervisors, which owns the Civic Center, unanimously voted to appeal the lien. The Civic Center’s director says that some of what the ...

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