On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of Mississippi, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a Mississippi job in the are
  • Applied for a Mississippi school
  • Opened a Mississippi bank account in the state of Mississippi
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in Mississippi?

In the map of Mississippi is pictured below there are a total of 82 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

Adams Alcorn Amite Attala Benton Bolivar Calhoun Carroll Chickasaw Choctaw Claiborne Clarke Clay Coahoma Copiah Covington DeSoto Forrest Franklin George Greene Grenada Hancock Harrison Hinds Holmes Humphreys Issaquena Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jefferson JeffersonDavis Jones Kemper Lafayette Lamar Lauderdale Lawrence Leake Lee Leflore Lincoln Lowndes Madison Marion Marshall Monroe Montgomery Neshoba Newton Noxubee Oktibbeha Panola PearlRiver Perry Pike Pontotoc Prentiss Quitman Rankin Scott Sharkey Simpson Smith Stone Sunflower Tallahatchie Tate Tippah Tishomingo Tunica Union Walthall Warren Washington Wayne Webster Wilkinson Winston Yalobusha Yazoo
The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 7% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 1% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of Mississippi is 7.051%,
  • the highest is within the Hinds County that consists of Jackson and this equates to 8% sales tax,
  • the lowest sales tax is in the Adams, Alcorn, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, George, Greene, Hancock, Holmes, Humphreys which includes cities like Gulfport, Meridian, Biloxi, Olive Branch, Southaven, Madison, Hattiesburg, Brandon, Ocean Springs, Columbus, Hattiesburg, Brandon, Greenville, Vicksburg, Starkville, Oxford and the sales tax in these areas total to 7%

This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of Mississippi.

So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.


-or- Specify Sales Tax Rate
-or- Specify ZIP Code


You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $500 and see what the ranges could be from the highest area to the lowest.

In Jackson, MS with the highest sales tax of 8% would mean that your $500 purchase would incur a $40 sales tax, taking the total amount to $540.

Whereas in Greenville, MS the sales tax is only 7% and a $500 purchase would equate to $35 tax, taking the total to $535.

The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Jackson 8.00% 39201, 39202, 39203, 39204, 39205, 39206, 39207, 39209, 39210, 39211, 39212, 39213, 39215, 39216, 39217, 39225, 39236, 39250, 39269, 39283, 39284, 39286, 39296, 39298 130278
Gulfport 7.00% 39501, 39502, 39503, 39505, 39506, 39507 63418


7.00% 39301, 39302, 39305, 39307 46258


7.00% 39530, 39531, 39532, 39533, 39534, 39535 44600

Olive Branch

7.00% 38654 38281


7.00% 38671, 38672 37316


7.25% 38801, 38802, 38803, 38804 35272


7.00% 39110, 39130 32081


7.00% 39401, 39403, 39404, 39406 30295


7.00% 39702, 39705, 39710 27955


7.00% 39042, 39043 27661


7.00% 38701, 38703 27090


7.00% 39180, 39181, 39182 26727


7.00% 39760 25387


7.00% 38655 23547


7.00% 39208, 39288 22604


7.00% 39120, 39121, 39122 22446


7.00% 39056, 39058, 39060 21561


7.00% 38834, 38835 20695


7.00% 39046 20588

Horn Lake

7.00% 38637 20486


7.00% 38632 20071


7.00% 39466 19966


7.00% 39452 19596


7.00% 39157, 39158 19329


7.00% 39350 19037


7.00% 39601, 39602, 39603 18245

Ocean Springs

7.00% 39566 17779


7.00% 38930 17053


7.00% 39465 16917


7.00% 39648, 39649 16386


7.00% 39567, 39569, 39581, 39595 16182


7.00% 39073 15468


7.00% 38863 15383


7.00% 39565 15113


7.00% 38614 14062


7.00% 39440 13723

Long Beach

7.00% 39560 13545


7.00% 38901 13430


7.00% 39553 13379

New Albany

7.00% 38652 13289


7.00% 38829 13211


7.00% 38611 13055


7.00% 39429 12877


7.00% 38732, 38733 12577


7.00% 38606 12504

West Point

7.00% 39773 12412

Yazoo City

7.00% 39194 12017


7.00% 39426 11857


7.00% 39339 11855

Why do I need to collect sales tax in Mississippi?

You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of Mississippi, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Business assets or property
  • Own, renting properties
  • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state


  • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
  • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year

How do I get a sales tax permit?

The main way to go about this is to register online at the Mississippi Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

  • Business identification information
  • Business entity
  • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
  • Date you will start collecting Mississippi sales tax from a business/property
  • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

What is the best way to file sales taxes?

Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the Mississippi Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

There are two main options as well to filing and paying your Mississippi sales tax, these are:

  • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of Mississippi, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
  • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of Mississippi depending on where you operate out of.