Mississippi business licenses

Your easy way to find Mississippi business licenses

What should I know about business licenses in Mississippi?

Mississippi business licenses (which are sometimes called business privilege taxes) are required of most businesses that operate within the state. Individual cities within Mississippi (Jackson, MS for example) also require business owners to obtain business licenses.

On the local level, it's important to realize that unincorporated areas within the state may also require businesses to obtain business licenses too. This is a common trend among southern states and Mississippi is no exception.

State facts

  • NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility – The John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) is located in Hancock County, Mississippi.

  • Mississippi produces more than 50% of America’s farm-raised catfish and is known as the “Catfish Capital of the World.”

  • Established in 1884, “Mississippi University for Women” was the first public college for women in the United States.

State Rates

Mississippi sales tax rates updated monthly

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Learn more about business licenses

Connect with Avalara to learn more about the licenses your business may require.