February 26, 2021

WJTV: Experts discuss bill that would eliminate Mississippi’s state income tax

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According to data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), the proposal to increase the state’s sales tax rate to 9.5 percent would give Mississippians the highest sales tax in the country. Meg Wiehe, deputy executive director of ITEP, was among those who analyzed the data.

“By increasing the rate to 9.5 percent over the long haul of 10 years, there is absolutely no way the state will make up for lost revenue,” she said. Watch the news segment