The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that an affiliated group of telecommunications companies properly computed the Broadband Investment Credit in determining their franchise and income tax liabilities.  The Broadband Credit may be used by a taxpayer to offset up to 50% of the taxpayer’s tax liabilities in a given year.  The taxpayers filed separate Mississippi franchise

Mississippi Notice 72-20-09 provides additional guidance on Mississippi’s marketplace facilitator law, which took effect on July 1, 2020. The Notice explains that a sale facilitated and delivered by a third-party food delivery service is not a “retail sale” by the facilitator. Rather, the restaurant will charge sales tax on the selling price it charged for

On June 30, Mississippi became the latest state to enact a marketplace facilitator law after Governor Tate Reeves signed House Bill 379, also known as the “Mississippi Marketplace Facilitator Act of 2020.” The law requires most marketplace facilitators to collect sales and use tax on behalf of marketplace sellers beginning on July 1, 2020.

The Mississippi Supreme Court held that a state chancery court erred in deferring to the Mississippi Department of Revenue and Mississippi Gaming Commission’s  regulatory interpretation of a Mississippi tax statute governing the computation of the state gaming license fee. However, the court agreed with the chancery court that costs of prizes from casino rewards program

Mississippi law requires “retailers” to collect and remit sales and use tax. In August 2018, the Mississippi DOR issued guidance that remote sellers with in-state sales above $250,000 are retailers required to collect sales and use tax. H.B. 379 would expand the definition of retailer to include persons who facilitate third-party sales with the same

By Jessica Eisenmenger and Tim Gustafson

The Supreme Court of Mississippi held that a county had the right to a jury trial in an appeal of the county’s ad valorem tax assessment. In reaching its decision, the court relied on centuries-old customs, practices and decisions upholding the right to a jury trial in tax assessment