Mississippi Tax Filing
Filing Your Mississippi Taxes
You know it’s tax season. Mississippi state income tax returns for 2016 are due Tuesday, April 18.
Filling out and filing your tax forms can be intimidating – but there is help. Here you will find answers, forms and more that will make your paperwork easier, faster and less stressful. The information below will help you determine your residency status, find the correct forms and get you the other information you need to get started.
Special note to married Mississippi taxpayers who want to file jointly: first determine your individual tax liability and then add your spouse’s.
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Mississippi Tax Forms
- MS Form 80-170 - Mississippi Amended Individual Income Tax Return
- MS Form 80-105 - Mississippi Individual Resident Income Tax Return (Long)
- Mississippi Form 80-100 - Mississippi Income Tax Booklet
- Mississippi Form 80-110 - Mississippi Individual Resident Income Tax Return (Short)
- Mississippi Form 80-205 - Mississippi Individual Part-year and Non-resident Income Tax Return
- Mississippi Form 80-108 - Mississippi Schedule A (Itemized Deductions Schedule), Schedule B (Interest & Dividends Schedule) and Schedule N (Other Income Schedule)
- Mississippi Form 80-106 - Mississippi Individual/Fiduciary Income Tax Voucher
Determine Your Resident Status so You File the Right Forms
What form you need to fill out and file to Mississippi is based on your legal residency, or where your permanent, official “home address” was during 2016. Mississippi categorizes its residents in four ways: full-time Mississippi residents, part-year residents, Mississippi residents who worked in another state and nonresidents who worked in Mississippi or sold real estate or property located in Mississippi.
You are a resident of this state if you maintained a home in Mississippi, benefited from a homestead exemption, or had voting or other citizen rights in Mississippi. As a resident you are required to file a state income tax return if you had any income withheld for tax purposes, earned more than $8,300 (single; add $1,500 per dependent) or earned more than $16,600 (married; add $1,500 per dependent). Also, minors who earned more income than their exemption status allows are required to file a state return. To file a Mississippi resident return use Form 80-105. Please find additional information on Form 80-100, the 2016 Mississippi Resident and Non-Resident/Part-Year Resident Income Tax Forms and Instructions which you can download above.
If you are filing as a single resident taxpayer, you are not claiming any dependents and your income came only from either employment compensation or interest gains, you can file using Form 80-110, the Mississippi EZ Individual Income Tax Return 2016.
Part-Year Mississippi Residents
You are a Mississippi part-year resident if you moved to or from Mississippi last year. As a Mississippi part-year resident, you will pay taxes on all income, no matter where it was earned, while you were a Mississippi resident . Mississippi part-year residents are also required to prorate all exemptions and deductions. Form 80-205 is the Mississippi Non-Resident or Part-Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return. Download Form 80-100, the 2016 Mississippi Resident and Non-Resident/Part-Year Resident Income Tax Forms and Instructions above if you need more information.
Mississippi Residents – But Worked Elsewhere
Mississippi residents who earned any or all of their income from a job located outside the state of Mississippi are required to report all income earned no matter where it was earned. Mississippi taxes its residents on all of their income. However, you may qualify for a credit to avoid dual taxation if the state in which you worked also taxes you on this income. You will need to file income tax returns for both states and make sure to include a copy of the other state return with your Mississippi return. To file a Mississippi resident return use Form-80-105. Download Form 80-100, the 2016 Mississippi Resident and Non-Resident/Part-Year Resident Income Tax Forms and Instructions above if you need more information.
Nonresidents – But Worked, Sold Property in Mississippi
If you did not reside in Mississippi at all last year, you are not a resident of Mississippi. However, if you gained taxable income from Mississippi, that money is taxable for nonresidents and you must file a Mississippi nonresident return. You will only be taxed on income earned in Mississippi. File Form 80-205, the Mississippi Non-Resident or Part-Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return 2016. Be sure to accurately report all income you earned, along with the relevant dates and locations, in order to prorate your exemptions and deductions. You may also need Form 80-100, the 2016 Mississippi Resident and Non-Resident/Part-Year Resident Income Tax Forms and Instructions.