State of Mississippi Income Tax Mississippi State Income Tax
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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,360.00 in Mississippi income taxes. [1]
Rank: 28th out of 51

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Mississippi Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 3.00%
$5,000+ $5,000+ 4.00%
$10,000+ $10,000+ 5.00%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Mississippi Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Mississippi tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Mississippi income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Mississippi income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Mississippi Income Tax

Mississippi collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Mississippi's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Notably, Mississippi has the highest maximum marginal tax bracket in the United States. You can learn more about how the Mississippi income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Mississippi recently added a special income tax exemption for any contributions to a qualifying Individual Retirement Account (IRA), similar to the IRA exemption allowed on your federal return. Mississippi is one of only four states to offer this exemption.

There are -605 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2015. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2015 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

Compare the state income tax rates in Mississippi with the income tax rates in

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Mississippi Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Mississippi income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Mississippi tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Mississippi, see the list of Mississippi income tax deductions.

4.1 - Mississippi Standard Deduction

What is the MS Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, Mississippi has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Mississippi income tax return.

4.2 - Mississippi Personal Exemptions

Mississippi has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Mississippi Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Mississippi does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Mississippi Itemized Deductions

Mississippi allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your Mississippi tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the Mississippi standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the Mississippi and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of Mississippi itemized deductions.

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Mississippi Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Mississippi income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Mississippi tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Mississippi Income Tax Form 80-100 Individual Income Tax Instructions
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Form 80-100 - Individual Income Tax Instructions
Use this instructional booklet to aid you with filling out and filing your Form 80-105 tax return. You may file your Form 80-105 with paper forms through the mail or online with efiling.
Free Printable Mississippi Income Tax Form 80-105 Individual Income Tax Return
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Form 80-105 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form 80-105 is the general individual income tax form for Mississippi residents. You must file, online or through the mail, yearly by April 17.
Free Printable Mississippi Income Tax Form 80-106 Payment Voucher
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Form 80-106 - Payment Voucher
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. You need to file form 80-300 with the Mississippi Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis. This form is the replacement of the self employment vouchers
Free Printable Mississippi Income Tax Form 80-110 EZ Individual Income Tax Form
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Form 80-110 - EZ Individual Income Tax Form
This form should only be filed by a single person with no dependants and with only wages and interest income.
Free Printable Mississippi Income Tax Form 80-320 Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
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Form 80-320 - Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
If you underpaid or failed to pay your estimated income tax for the previous tax year, you must file form 80-320 to calculate and pay any interest or penalties due.
Free Printable Mississippi Tax Table
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Printable Mississippi Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Mississippi datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Mississippi tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Mississippi, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Mississippi's 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Mississippi Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Mississippi income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Mississippi tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Mississippi Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Mississippi income tax return to the Mississippi no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Return
Mississippi Department of Revenue
P. O. Box 23050
Jackson, MS 39225
Income Tax Return (Refund Expected)
Mississippi Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 23058
Jackson, MS 39225

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e-Filing: Submit Your Mississippi Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Mississippi income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Mississippi tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your Mississippi and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Mississippi Tax Refund

Your Mississippi Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Mississippi, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Mississippi tax refund, you can visit the Mississippi Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 Mississippi income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Mississippi's 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Mississippi and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Mississippi tax forms are sourced from the Mississippi income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Mississippi forms you are using are up-to-date.