Mississippi Releases Updated Withholding Income Tax Tables and Employer Instructions

Paul Ogawa
January 19, 2018

Mississippi recently released an updated version of Publication 89-700, the Withholding Income Tax Tables and Employer Instructions. This publication contains instructions and requirements for employer-related tax reporting, including withholding tax information reporting.


Other than minor formatting changes, there are only two notable changes in the most recent version of this publication.

  • Income Tax Rates: the taxable income and relevant rates have been updated.
    • Previously the Incomes & Rates were: First $5,000 = 3%, Next $5,000 = 4%, Excess of $10,000 = 5%.
    • Now, the Incomes & Rates are: First $1,000 = 0%; Next $4,000 = 3%; Next $5,000 = 4%; Excess of $10,000 = 5%.
  • Information at source reports on interest, rents, premiums, annuities, dividends, remunerations, emoluments, etc. other than salaries or wages (1099 reports) are required to be filed with the Mississippi Department of Revenue by February 28^th^ of the following year.
    • Previously these reports were due by March 31 of the following year.

To review this publication in full, please click here.

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Paul Ogawa

Paul Ogawa is a Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.
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