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Prepare and efile Your Mississippi Tax Return
The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Mississippi state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.
Mississippi Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file a Mississippi state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 18, 2017
||2016 Mississippi State Tax Return
||Due date for Mississippi State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
|April 18, 2017
||2016 Mississippi State Tax Extension
||Due date for Mississippi extensions
|October 16, 2017
||2016 Mississippi State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2016 Mississippi State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers
View all state tax return filing deadlines.
Find federal income tax return filing deadlines.
Tax Year 2016 Mississippi State Tax Forms
All of the following Mississippi state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:
Mississippi State Tax Forms That Cannot Be efiled
Mississippi State Tax Withholding Form
||Mississippi Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate
MS Tax Extension
||Mississippi Extension Instructions
||How to File
No State Extension Form
If you need more time to file your Mississippi return and you owe any tax payments, you may qualify for an automatic 6-month extension to file your MS state tax return if you received an extension of time to file your federal income tax return. You will need to attach a copy of your federal extension form, Form 4868, with your MS state tax return when you file. Mississippi no longer has a state extension form.
You must include your entire check or money order with payment voucher Form 80-106 on or before April 18. Otherwise, you will owe interest and penalty from April 18, 2017 to date of payment. The interest rate is 1 percent (1%) per month and the penalty rate is ½ of 1 percent (.5%) per month or part of a month from April 18, 2017 until the date the final payment is received. Late payment penalty will accrue to a maximum of 25 percent (25%). Late payment penalty and interest apply to any unpaid tax after April 18, 2017.
The penalty imposed for failure to file a return is 5% per month not to exceed 25% in the aggregate. The penalty imposed for failure to file is based on the additional amount of tax due. Such failure to file a return penalty shall not be less than $100.
If payment is not due, you do not need to file an extension to get a MS state tax return extension. When you file your MS state return, do not include any extension form with the return.
Attach a copy of federal Form 4868 to your state return
MS Tax Amendment
Mississippi amended tax returns cannot be efiled; they can only be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file a Mississippi state tax amendment.
2015 Past Year Mississippi Tax Forms
Mississippi tax returns for 2015 and other previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and filed online. Download the tax forms, complete them, and mail them to the Mississippi Tax Commission.
||How to File
Download, complete, print out, sign, and mail
||Resident Individual Income Tax Return
||Tax Credit for Income Tax Paid to One or More Other States
||Non-Resident or Part-Year Individual Income Tax Return
||Reforestation Tax Credit
||Interest or Underestimate of Individual Income Tax
||Affidavit In Support Of Reservation Indian Income Exclusion From Mississippi State Income Taxes
Where's My Refund? - Check Your Mississippi State Tax Refund Status
If you efiled your MS tax return, you should expect your refund to be issued within 14 business days. Contact your online tax preparer if your return was efiled more than 7 days ago Please allow an additional 15 days before you attempt any further communication with the Department of Revenue.
If you filed your return on paper, it may take 8-10 weeks from the date the return was received to be processed. After your return has been processed and accepted, you can contact the Mississippi Tax Commission for information about your state tax refund.
Check your Mississippi refund tax return status online.
MS efile Error Codes
If your Mississippi state return was rejected, 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.
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 2017.
|Sales Tax Holiday Dates
||Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
|July 28-29, 2017
- 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 25-27, 2017
- 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 Tax Fact:
Mississippi's Head of Household filing status is dubbed "Head of Family".
MS State Tax Agency:
For more information, you can visit the website of The Mississippi Department of Revenue.
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