Tax

Free tax filing services offered through VITA program

The Jackson County Civic Action Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is open and ready to do your taxes. The VITA program offers free tax preparation services for individuals and families who make up to $56,000 per year. The service…

Cigarette tax increase option

A pack of cigarettes at a convenience store near the Mississippi capital costs about $4.99 including tax. If the legislature chooses one possible option for a cigarette tax increase the same pack could run $5.31. The pressure for a state…

Tax possible for temporary rentals

Mississippi’s tax collector is looking at taxing properties rented through popular online rental services. Popular sites such as Vacation Rentals by Owner and Air BNB feature homeowners putting their homes or apartments up for rent for vacationers. The new tax…

Federal Tax Deadline This Tuesday

Tuesday is the day many Americans dread....the deadline to file your taxes. This year's deadline is a little later than usual. April 15th fell on a Saturday and today is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia…

Taxes And Tacos

News 25's Bryan Kennedy interviews Olivia Munn, about doing your Tax's and how to receive help at Knight Nonprofit Center March 16th at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Mississippi Attorney General warns of Tax Scam

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is continuing to warn of a tax scam targeting employers. This second warning comes after Hood's office received a number of calls last week from organizations whose employees have fallen for the scam. Scammers pretend…

Latest On Internet Sales Tax

Some tax experts and conservative groups are questioning a proposed Mississippi regulation that would require large sellers to collect taxes on internet sales. Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson agrees the rule, which is not yet enacted, challenges U.S. Supreme Court precedent…

Internet Tax

After the Mississippi house voted on Wednesday to pass a bill organizing efforts to collect taxes from amazon and others that sell goods to Mississippians from outside the state...it has been held on a motion to reconsider. That means the…

2% Prepared Food Tax Passes Pascagoula

Those purchasing prepared food in Pascagoula will soon see a two percent tax on their purchases after voters approved a referendum on Tuesday. Nearly 2,200 voters came out and the tax passed with 61 percent of the vote. The first…

Restaurant Tax Goes To Vote Once Again Pascagoula

Soon the people of Pascagoula will be heading to the polls again to vote for or against a two percent restaurant tax which is meant to generate funds for recreational programs in the city. News 25’s Hank Davis has more…

Pascagoula Two Percent Tax Vote

Next week residents of Pascagoula will have another opportunity to vote on a two percent tax for all restaurants. If implemented, the tax will go towards funding recreation projects throughout the city. News 25's Hank Davis has the details.

Tax And Budget Review

Legislative leaders are launching a review of Mississippi’s tax system and government spending, Saying they want to move away from income taxes and toward charging people based on their use of government services. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and house speaker…

Taxpayers Face Deadline For Filing Taxes

Taxpayers were given a few extra days to file their taxes this season, but that doesn't exactly mean they took advantage of it. Today is the deadline for taxpayers to either submit their taxes or file for an extension. Today's…

Possible Gas Hike For Road Repairs

Today the State Senate Transportation Committee will consider whether to increase Mississippi’s gasoline tax and put additional registration fees on vehicles to help pay for highway and bridge repairs. The proposed bill would generate about $441 million dollars a year…