Mississippi: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get a Mississippi Sales Tax Permit
In Mississippi, most businesses are required to have a sales tax permit. This means that, if you are considering opening a new business or are beginning to make sales in Mississippi for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get a Mississippi Sales Tax Permit and be ready to do business 2 weeks after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs a Mississippi Sales Tax Permit?
All businesses with a physical nexus in Mississippi are required to apply for an Mississippi sales tax permit before commencing operations in the state. Out of state businesses who have nexus in Mississippi may need to post a bond as well as get a sales tax permit.
Businesses with a taxable presence within Mississippi are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Mississippi.
How to get a Mississippi Sales Tax Permit:
While some of Mississippi's business tax filings are still done offline, registration for new accounts (including sales tax permits) can be done online through the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) web portal, as well as all of your required sales tax filings and payments.
Businesses applying for a sales tax permit and who operate a business without a permanent place of business within the state are required to post a cash sales tax bond or an approved surety bond.
If you have questions, you may call the Mississippi Department of Revenue at (601) 923-7700.
You need the following information to apply for a Mississippi Sales Tax Permit:
All businesses require business name and mailing address,
Sole proprietors need SSN or ITIN
Corporations need Mississippi Business ID and EIN
Mississippi Sales Tax Permit Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
You will need to pay an application fee when you apply for a Mississippi Sales Tax Permit, and you will receive your permit 2 weeks after filing your application.
Application Fee: FREE
Turnaround Time: 2 weeks
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your Mississippi Sales Tax Permit Now:
Get Your Mississippi Sales Tax Permit Online
You can easily acquire your Mississippi Sales Tax Permit online using the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the Department of Revenue via the sales tax permit hotline or by checking the permit info website .
Offline Mississippi Sales Tax Permit Application Form
No offline application form is available. You can apply for your Mississippi Sales Tax Permit online using the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) website using the above link!
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Mississippi Sales Tax Permit, learn how to collect and remit the Mississippi sales tax.
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