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Set Up Mississippi Returns

This article applies to:Returns Central

Tell Us Where You Collect Tax

Add Mississippi to the places where you collect tax. This tells AvaTax to calculate tax on Mississippi transactions. See the Mississippi Department of Revenue website for details about nexus, registration, and taxes in Mississippi.

Mississippi has local jurisdictions that collect tax separately from the state. 

Before you add Mississippi, there are two things you need to do:

Registration in local jurisdictions isn't required. You may be required to fill out the Distribution of Sales Tax by Cities schedule, but this doesn't require special setup or additional registration.

Mississippi has both sales and sellers use tax. Pick the right tax type based on the way your business is registered and the tax return you need to file.

When you select the tax type for Mississippi :

  • Set the tax type to Sales or Sellers Use Tax if you're registered to collect sellers use taxes on sales shipped from out-of-state (form MS 72-110).
  • Set the tax type to Sales Tax Only if you only collect sales tax on sales from within the state and are registered to collect sales taxes (form MS 72-010). Be aware that taxes on any out-of-state sales are collected at the destination rate and reported as sales taxes if this option is selected.

"Sourcing" determines the location where a sale is taxed. Mississippi is an origin-sourced state.

Add Your Company Locations

Add any physical locations you have in Mississippi. This is important for reporting on the Mississippi returns.

When you add a location:

  • Be sure to enter the nine-digit, state-assigned Account Number under Additional Information
  • After you validate the location address, make sure it falls in the jurisdictions you expect. If not, you may want to manage your jurisdiction overrides.

Mississippi requires a sales tax permit for each location within the state. Register your locations on the Mississippi Department of Revenue website. All sales tax permits for your business should be registered under a single sales tax account.

The state-assigned account number is a nine-digit sales tax permit number provided by the state for the specific location. Example: 123-45678-9.

Schedule Your Returns

After you tell us where you collect tax and add locations, you're ready to schedule returns. Go to Returns in AvaTax to provide a funding power of attorney and schedule your returns

Your company name and taxpayer ID from Your Company Details show up on your returns. Make sure they match what’s on your registration information.

Use this info to schedule your returns. Keep in mind that the selections you made when you told us where you collect tax, any location codes you entered, and the forms you select are related and should tie together.

  • Select form MS 72-010 if you have one or no in-state locations
  • Select form MS 72010 Outlets if you have more than one in-state location
  • Select form MS 72-110 if you're an out-of-state seller or need to report consumers use tax
  • Enter your state-assigned, eight-digit registration ID in the correct format. Example: 1234-4568

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