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Mississippi Income Taxes and MS State Tax Forms

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Mississippi
"The Magnolia State"

Start Federal and Mississippi Tax Returns

Your Mississippi Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Mississippi Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Mississippi State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Mississippi Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Mississippi State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Mississippi State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Mississippi State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form 71-661
Installment Agreement
Form 80-105
Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Form 80-108
Adjustments And Contributions
Form 80-160
Credit for Tax Paid Another State
Form 80-205
Non-Resident/Part-Year Individual Income Tax Return
Form 80-315
Reforestation Tax Credit
Form 80-320
Interest on Underpayment of Estimate [Interest and Penalty Worksheet]
Form 80-340
Reservation Indian Income Exclusion
Mississippi Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Mississippi efile Error Codes

If your Mississippi state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Mississippi State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a Mississippi Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your Mississippi return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. Please be aware that Mississippi will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Mississippi tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form 80-106. If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form 80-106 on efile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form 80-106 is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form 80-106 unless it is made electronically. Use efile.com and prepare a Mississippi tax return to find out what your Mississippi state income tax payment will be.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Mississippi Tax Amendment

Amended Mississippi tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Mississippi tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a Mississippi tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Mississippi Tax Forms

Mississippi state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Installment Agreement
Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Adjustments And Contributions
Credit for Tax Paid Another State
Non-Resident/Part-Year Individual Income Tax Return
Reforestation Tax Credit
Interest on Underpayment of Estimate [Interest and Penalty Worksheet]
Reservation Indian Income Exclusion

2016 Tax Year Mississippi Tax Forms

Mississippi state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Installment Agreement
Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Adjustments And Contributions
Credit for Tax Paid Another State
Non-Resident/Part-Year Individual Income Tax Return
Reforestation Tax Credit
Interest on Underpayment of Estimate [Interest and Penalty Worksheet]
Reservation Indian Income Exclusion

Mississippi Tax Facts

MS Income Tax

Individual income is taxed across three tax brackets.

The tax brackets for single taxpayers are:

  • 3% for the first $5,000 of taxable income
  • 4% for taxable incomes between $5,001 and $10,000
  • 5% for taxable incomes $10,001 and above

Married couples filing a combined return (for both spouses working, for example) can choose to have each spouse calculate his or her own tax liability separately, and then add the results.

MS Sales Tax

Mississippi has a retail sales and use tax rate of 7%. Some jurisdictions collect additional economic development and tourism taxes.

More information on Mississippi Sales Tax

MS Sales Tax Holiday

Mississippi has two annual sales tax holiday, which usually occur on the last weekend of July (midnight Friday through midnight Saturday) and the first weekend of September (first Friday through midnight the following Sunday). During these holidays, certain items are exempt from Mississippi sales tax. However, the MS consumer will only receive the tax exemption if a specific total spending limit is met.

Refer to the chart below for all Mississippi sales tax holidays for 2019. It will be updated when the dates are available. 

Sales Tax Holiday
Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
July 2019
  • Clothing & footwear: less than $100
  • Note: Items that don't qualify for the sales tax holiday include accessories (jewelry, wallets, handbags, backpacks, watches, backpacks, etc.), items worn for recreational or athletic activity (cleats), school supplies, and computers.
August 2019
  • Firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, and certain hunting supplies
  • Note: Does not apply to animals used for hunting.

MS Personal Property Tax

Taxable personal property is divided into 5 classes and is assessed at a percentage of its true value, for assessment purposes for ad valorem taxes:

  • Class I: Single-family owner-occupied, residential real property (10%)
  • Class II: All other real property (15%)
  • Class III: Personal property (15%)
  • Class IV: Public service property assessed by the county or state (30%)
  • Class V: Motor vehicles (30%)

Odd Mississippi Tax Fact

Mississippi's Head of Household filing status is dubbed "Head of Family".

Mississippi State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Mississippi Department of Revenue at (601) 923-7000.

For more information on Mississippi state income taxes, you can visit the website of the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

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