Local and State Taxes

State Income Tax
(No County Income Tax) 

(No Municipal Income Tax)

1st $5,000 – 3%
2nd $5,000 – 4% 

Over $10,000 – 5%

  • Broadband Technology Tax Credits
  • Child/Dependent Care Income Tax Credit
  • Equity Investment Tax Credits (New Markets)
  • Existing Manufacturer’s Investment Tax Credit
  • Jobs Tax Credit
  • National or Regional Headquarters Jobs Credit
  • Rural Economic Development Tax Credits on Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Skills Training Tax Credit
  • Income Tax Exemption for Business Growth & Prosperity Areas (GAP)
Personal Income Tax 1st $5,000 – 3%
2nd $5,000 – 4% 

Over $10,000 – 5%

Individuals are allowed personal exemptions
Corporate Franchise Tax $2.50 per $1,000 capital invested in state
  • Broadband Technology Tax Credits
  • Franchise Tax Exemption for Businesses in Growth & Prosperity Areas (GAP)
Corporate Charter Fee $50 No
Excise Tax Gasoline & Diesel
(Highway use): $.18/gal 

Non Hwy use: 5 ¾ cent/gal

Oil & Gas Severance Tax Point of Production: 

6% in ground: Exempt

County Property Tax 

Mfg. includes: Real, Personal & Inventory

(No State Property Tax)

Most Property – 15% 

Residential – 10%

Utilities – 30%

Motor Vehicles – 30%

Fair Mkt. value

Counties & Municipalities: 

  • May grant exemption on property taxes except school taxes for a period up to 10 years
  • May levy a fee in lieu of taxes on projects more than $100 million
  • Free Port Warehouse exempts inventory shipped outside the state
  • May grant exemption on property taxes for Business in growth & Prosperity Areas (GAP)
  • May grant exemption for in state inventory investment remaining in MS
  • May grant exemption on property taxes for Industrial Revenue Bond Financing
Unemployment Compensation 

(Employer makes contribution on each employee’s wages)

Initial $7,000 – 2.7% 

Min rate – .9%

Max rate – 5.4%

Vary year to year

Worker’s Compensation 

(Employers with 5 or more employees must purchase or self-insure)

Up to 2/3 of claimant’s average weekly wages up to 450 weeks. Amts indexed on annual basis.
Does not include medical payments.