Home » Tag Archives: taxes (page 21)

Tag Archives: taxes

Aldermen extend tax-abatement ordinance

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has unanimously decided to extend the city’s tax-abatement ordinance until June 30, 2013. The ordinance provides an incentive for businesses to develop along portions of U.S. 90 and in downtown. The board also directed the city’s Planning Commission to identify additional locations where the tax abatement might serve useful. Alderman John ...

Read More »

Hood urges city to drop Nissan lawsuit

CANTON — The state Attorney General’s Office has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of Canton against Nissan of North America Inc. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the Attorney General’s Office says in its motion that state law prohibiting Canton from annexing the nearby Nissan plant does not violate the state constitution. “Roughly 10 years ...

Read More »

State ends fiscal year with money in the bank

JACKSON — State government ended the fiscal year June 30 with about $62 million in the bank. According to Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, whose office announced the surplus for the month of June, the state collected $581 million in revenue, or 4.2 percent, above the projection. For the entire fiscal year, the state collected 2.2 percent more revenue than it ...

Read More »

City officials pushing tourism tax vote

MCCOMB — The City of McComb will include a notice in local water bills this month to remind voters of the tourism tax election on July 19. The Enterprise-Journal reports Mayor Whitney Rawlings hopes the proceeds of the motel tax can be used to complete the McComb Sports Park. A three-fifths majority vote — 60 percent — is required for ...

Read More »

Supreme Court to hear schools' Chevron tax appeal

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula School District will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a 2007 state law that requires it to share future tax dollars generated from Chevron facilities with other school districts. A local judge upheld the constitutionality of the law. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the school district’s appeal today in Jackson. The law ...

Read More »

State revenue collections miss May forecast

JACKSON — State revenue collections were down slightly in May. However, it did not surprise Gov. Haley Barbour, and he pointed out that the state is well over forecasts for year-to-date collections. “Mississippi’s preliminary revenue for May fell 0.52 percent, or $1.8 million, below the estimate,” Barbour said. “While this is a small shortfall, it is consistent with a slowdown ...

Read More »

Cochran votes against oil and gas tax provisions

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has issued the following statement regarding his vote against proceeding to S.940, a measure to repeal or limit tax provisions utilized by U.S.-based oil and gas companies, including the 2005 Energy Policy Act’s deep-water royalty relief for offshore energy production. “This legislation is an overtly political document that would not ease gasoline prices or ...

Read More »

School district brings Chevron tax-sharing lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments June 13 on the Pascagoula School District’s challenge to a 2007 state law that requires it to share future tax dollars generated from Chevron facilities with other school districts. A judge upheld the constitutionality of the law last May. The Pascagoula School District appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court. The ...

Read More »

Residents to vote on hotel tax to fund sportsplex

GREENVILLE — Washington County voters will be asked Nov. 2 to approve a 2 percent tax on hotels and motels to support construction of a multipurpose sports complex. The sportsplex would be located on 95 acres next to the Washington County Convention Center. Lawmakers approved the tax this year. Supervisors this week approved levying the tax pending voter approval. Gwin ...

Read More »