Mississippi State Tax Return

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Mississippi Individual Income Tax Provisions

State taxes are just as important as federal income tax, so residents should be aware of all of the provisions regarding income taxes in their state. Mississippi uses a mixture of the joint and combined filing systems to assess taxes to state residents. This means that married taxpayers can chose the more advantageous filing option: either joint by combining their income into a single taxable amount, or using the combined system where each spouse is taxed separately. Couples should determine the benefits provided by each method and opt for the one that delivers the greatest savings.

Mississippi uses the state adjusted gross income as a starting point for the tax base, unlike many other states that rely on the federal AGI as a tax base.

Exemptions

Some sources of income are exempt from being taxed by the state and are not included in the state tax base. They are:

  • Interest from U.S. government bonds
  • Pension income from private, public, civil service, military plans
  • CZE pay and up to $15,000 in National Guard and Reserve pay
  • Social security benefits
  • State gambling income (losses are non-deductible)

Deductions

Mississippi has a standard deduction based off filing status of residents: Single or married filing single $2,300 Head of Household $3,400, and Married filing jointly $4,600.

While state income taxes and sales tax are not deductible, there are several other deductions worth noting:

  • Prepaid tuition contracts
  • Qualified college savings programs
  • Interest penalties for early savings withdrawals

2017 Mississippi Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $5,000 3% of the amount over $0
$5,000 $10,000 $150 plus 4% of the amount over $5,000
$10,000 - $350 plus 5% of the amount over $10,000

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MS Counties MS Cities
AdamsNatchez, Sibley, Washington
AlcornCorinth, Glen, Rienzi
AmiteCrosby, Gloster, Liberty, Smithdale
AttalaEthel, Kosciusko, McAdams, McCool, Sallis
BentonAshland, Hickory Flat, Michigan City
BolivarAlligator, Benoit, Beulah, Boyle, Cleveland, Duncan, Gunnison, Merigold, Mound Bayou, Pace, Rosedale, Scott, Shaw, Shelby, Winstonville
CalhounBanner, Big Creek, Bruce, Calhoun City, Derma, Mantee, Pittsboro, Slate Spring, Vardaman
CarrollAvalon, Carrollton, Coila, McCarley, North Carrollton, Sidon, Vaiden
ChickasawHoulka, Houston, McCondy, Okolona, Trebloc, Van Vleet, Woodland
ChoctawAckerman, French Camp, Weir
ClaiborneHermanville, Pattison, Port Gibson
ClarkeEnterprise, Pachuta, Quitman, Shubuta, Stonewall
ClayCedarbluff, Montpelier, Pheba, West Point
CoahomaClarksdale, Coahoma, Dublin, Farrell, Friars Point, Jonestown, Lula, Lyon, Mattson, Rena Lara, Sherard
CopiahCrystal Springs, Gallman, Georgetown, Hazlehurst, Wesson
CovingtonCollins, Mount Olive, Seminary
DeSotoHernando, Horn Lake, Lake Cormorant, Nesbit, Olive Branch, Southaven, Walls
ForrestBrooklyn, Hattiesburg, Petal
FranklinBude, McCall Creek, Meadville, Roxie
GeorgeLucedale
GreeneLeakesville, McLain, Neely, State Line
GrenadaElliott, Gore Springs, Grenada, Holcomb, Tie Plant
HancockBay Saint Louis, Diamondhead, Kiln, Lakeshore, Pearlington, Stennis Space Cent, Waveland
HarrisonBiloxi, Diberville, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Saucier
HindsBolton, Byram, Clinton, Edwards, Jackson, Pocahontas, Raymond, Terry, Tougaloo, Utica
HolmesCruger, Durant, Goodman, Lexington, Pickens, Tchula, West
HumphreysBelzoni, Isola, Louise, Midnight, Silver City
IssaquenaGrace, Mayersville, Valley Park
ItawambaFulton, Golden, Mantachie, Nettleton, Tremont
JacksonEscatawpa, Gautier, Hurley, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula
JasperBay Springs, Heidelberg, Louin, Moss, Paulding, Rose Hill, Stringer, Vossburg
JeffersonFayette, Harriston, Lorman, Union Church
Jefferson DavisBassfield, Carson, Prentiss
JonesEastabuchie, Ellisville, Laurel, Moselle, Sandersville, Soso
KemperDe Kalb, Porterville, Preston, Scooba
LafayetteAbbeville, Oxford, Paris, Taylor, Toccopola, Tula, University, Waterford
LamarLumberton, Purvis, Sumrall
LauderdaleBailey, Collinsville, Daleville, Lauderdale, Marion, Meridian, Toomsuba
LawrenceJayess, Monticello, Newhebron, Oak Vale, Silver Creek, Sontag
LeakeCarthage, Lena, Madden, Thomastown, Walnut Grove
LeeBaldwyn, Belden, Guntown, Mooreville, Plantersville, Saltillo, Shannon, Tupelo, Verona
LefloreGreenwood, Itta Bena, Minter City, Money, Morgan City, Schlater, Swiftown
LincolnBogue Chitto, Brookhaven, Ruth
LowndesArtesia, Columbus, Crawford, Mayhew, Steens
MadisonCamden, Canton, Flora, Madison, Ridgeland, Sharon
MarionColumbia, Foxworth, Kokomo, Sandy Hook
MarshallByhalia, Holly Springs, Lamar, Mount Pleasant, Potts Camp, Red Banks, Victoria
MonroeAberdeen, Amory, Becker, Caledonia, Gattman, Greenwood Springs, Hamilton, Prairie, Smithville
MontgomeryDuck Hill, Kilmichael, Stewart, Winona
NeshobaPhiladelphia, Union
NewtonChunky, Conehatta, Decatur, Hickory, Lawrence, Little Rock, Newton
NoxubeeBrooksville, Macon, Shuqualak
OktibbehaMississippi State, Starkville, Sturgis
PanolaBatesville, Como, Courtland, Crenshaw, Pope, Sarah, Sardis
Pearl RiverCarriere, McNeill, Nicholson, Picayune, Poplarville
PerryBeaumont, New Augusta, Ovett, Richton
PikeChatawa, Fernwood, Magnolia, McComb, Osyka, Summit
PontotocAlgoma, Ecru, Pontotoc, Randolph, Sherman, Thaxton
PrentissBooneville, Marietta, New Site, Wheeler
QuitmanBelen, Crowder, Darling, Falcon, Lambert, Marks, Vance
RankinBrandon, Florence, Flowood, Jackson, Pearl, Pelahatchie, Piney Woods, Puckett, Richland, Sandhill, Star, Whitfield
ScottForest, Harperville, Hillsboro, Lake, Ludlow, Morton, Pulaski, Sebastopol
SharkeyAnguilla, Cary, Delta City, Nitta Yuma, Panther Burn, Rolling Fork
SimpsonBraxton, D Lo, Harrisville, Magee, Mendenhall, Pinola, Sanatorium
SmithMize, Raleigh, Taylorsville
StoneMcHenry, Perkinston, Wiggins
SunflowerDoddsville, Drew, Holly Ridge, Indianola, Inverness, Moorhead, Parchman, Rome, Ruleville, Sunflower
TallahatchieCascilla, Charleston, Enid, Glendora, Philipp, Sumner, Swan Lake, Tippo, Tutwiler, Webb
TateArkabutla, Coldwater, Independence, Senatobia
TippahBlue Mountain, Dumas, Falkner, Ripley, Tiplersville, Walnut
TishomingoBelmont, Burnsville, Dennis, Iuka, Tishomingo
TunicaDundee, Robinsonville, Sledge, Tunica
UnionBlue Springs, Etta, Myrtle, New Albany
WalthallTylertown
WarrenRedwood, Vicksburg
WashingtonArcola, Avon, Chatham, Glen Allan, Greenville, Hollandale, Leland, Metcalfe, Stoneville, Wayside, Winterville
WayneBuckatunna, Clara, Waynesboro
WebsterBellefontaine, Eupora, Maben, Mathiston, Walthall
WilkinsonCentreville, Woodville
WinstonLouisville, Noxapater
YalobushaCoffeeville, Oakland, Scobey, Tillatoba, Water Valley
YazooBenton, Bentonia, Holly Bluff, Satartia, Tinsley, Vaughan, Yazoo City