Taxes in Mississippi

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Mississippi  is no exception. The first step towards understanding Mississippi’s tax code is knowing the basics.

How does Mississippi rank?  Below, we have highlighted a number of tax rates, ranks, and measures detailing Mississippi’s income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax systems. Click the tabs below to explore!


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