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Mississippi Sales Tax Revenues Going Nowhere


GulfLive.com reports that Mississippi “…sales tax revenues paid to cities were mostly flat or slightly down compared to a year ago across the Mississippi Gulf Coast in December.”

In comparing to December 2010 sales, a number of counties have dropped in sales tax revenues. Jackson County, Mississippi, along the coast, showed the following revenue differences from 2010:

  • Gautier – down 3.4 percent
  • Moss Point – down 9.7 percent
  • Ocean Springs – up .2 percent
  • Pascagoula – down 4.2 percent

This trend of minimal growth and a number of downslides also showed up in other coastal cities:

  • Biloxi – down 1.7 percent
  • Gulfport – up .4 percent
  • Bay St. Louis – down 4.5 percent

Mississippi state sales tax rate is 7 percent and of that, 18.5 percent goes to cities and counties.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”