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Mississippi sales tax rate change, January 2017


 Local sales tax rate changes take effect in Mississippi, January 1, 2017.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Pascagoula was once a sleepy fishing village. Today, it is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, and several businesses involved in the oil industry. It is also the birthplace of Jimmy Buffett.

Beginning January 1, 2017, Pascagoula will levy a special 2% tax on the gross proceeds of sales of restaurants located within city limits.  “Restaurant” means all places where prepared food and beverages are sold for consumption, including:

  • Cafeterias
  • Grocery and convenience stores
  • Hotel and motel dining rooms
  • Lunch stands

Food and beverages sold at schools, hospitals, and convalescent or nursing homes are not subject to the special tax. Additional information, including the rate code, is available from the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.