Mississippi Withholding Tax

What is Mississippi Withholding Tax?

Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax.  The amount of withholding tax depends on employee’s income.  The Mississippi state income tax is between 2.0%-5.75%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be similar to the state income tax range.

Employees do not need to take any action.  The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to Mississippi Dept of Revenue.

How much is Mississippi Withholding Tax?

Since Mississippi withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s Mississippi state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket.  The Mississippi state income tax rate ranges from 2.0% to 5.75%.  The withholding tax should be within the state income tax rate range.

State Year  State Income Tax Rate Withholding Tax Rate
Mississippi 2015 2%-5.75% 2% to 5.75%

How to File Mississippi Withholding Tax?

Mississippi employees do not need to do anything.

Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account withMississippi Department of Revenue.  Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue.  Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.

Mississippi Withholding Tax Forms

Form Number Form Description
Form W-4  Withholding Certificate (Uses IRS)
Form 89-105  Withholding Tax Return

How to Register for Mississippi Withholding?

Businesses with employees will need to register for Mississippi Withholding account. The easiest and fastest way to register for Withholding tax is online.

Click here to register for Mississippi Withholding Tax.

When to File and Deadlines for Mississippi Withholding Tax Return

Generally, Mississippi Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Mississippi Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.

Quarter Months Deadline
Q1 January - March April 30
Q2 April - June July 31
Q3 July - September October 31
Q4 October - December January 31

Mississippi MS Withholding Tax Contacts and Address:

For more information or help on Mississippi Withholding Tax, please use the contact information below

Website Mississippi Dept of Revenue
Telephone 601-923-7000
Address Mississippi Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 1033
Jackson MS 39215-1033

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