Mississippi Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about Mississippi.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to Mississippi that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate

7.000% The state has reduced rates for sales of certain types of items.

Range of Local Rates

0% – 1% Some local jurisdictions do not impose a sales tax.

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax



9/1/2018see state notice



Annual Back to School Holiday

July 26-27, 2024

1. Clothing and footwear – less than $100 per item.

2. School supplies – less than $100 per item.

Annual 2nd Amendment Holiday

August 30-September 1, 2024

1. Retail sales of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies. “Hunting supplies” means tangible personal property used for hunting, including, and limited to, archery equipment, firearm and archery cases, firearm and archery accessories, hearing protection, holsters, belts, and slings.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Advisory State


3 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

Monthly, quarterly filers: 20th of month following reporting period. 4-week accounting period filers: 20th day following end of reporting period.

Exemption Information

Product types of exemptions: Resale, agricultural, governmental, industrial, taxes, utilities, certain nonprofit organizations


Entity types of exemptions: Common exempt entity types; federal government, the state of Mississippi, counties and cities, public schools and private non-profit schools (does not include daycares, some non-profit agencies For a comprehensive list of exempt entities, see the MS DOR Sales Tax Exemptions page or refer to Miss. Code Ann. Sections 27-65-101 through 27-65-111.


Mississippi Exemption Certificate Forms

State Links
History & Fun Facts

  • The Mississippi Business and Occupation (Sales) Act became effective on March 1, 1934. This law codified previous provisions that were effective May 31, 1930, and by Ch. 90, Laws 1932, effective April 30, 1932. Mississippi was the first state to impose a general state sales tax.
  • Mississippi enacted its Compensating (Use) Tax Act was enacted on  April 1, 1938.

  • In the Magnolia State, the state exempts Mississippi grown Christmas trees but taxes the magnolia tree.

Event Vendor Found Liable for Sales Tax in Mississippi

The Mississippi Supreme Court unanimously decided that Saltwater Sportsman Outfitters LLC is liable for $80,000 in additional sales tax.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

Mississippi Enacts Marketplace Nexus Legislation

Effective July 1, 2020, Mississippi has enacted marketplace nexus provisions.

Mississippi Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has issued a press release detailing the state’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

Mississippi Issues Economic Nexus Rule

Mississippi Economic Nexus Rule effective date, measurement date, includable transactions, and when you need to register once you exceed the threshold.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.

Congress Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 and Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017

Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017, if enacted, would authorize states meeting certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet a small seller exception to collect their state and local sales and use taxes.

Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016 Discussion Draft is Introduced

The proposed legislation would implement a “hybrid origin” approach for remote sales. States could impose sales tax on remote sales if the origin state participates in a clearinghouse.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016 Introduced

Taking the opposite approach of the Marketplace Fairness Act and Remote Transactions Parity Act, the proposed bill would limit the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect use tax. However, the bill failed to pass.

House Introduces Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015

U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 on 06/15/15. More…

Senate Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

On March 10, 2015, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015.

Federal Government Introduces New Remote Seller Bill

The federal Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 14, 2013.