Tax Exemption For Mississippi Non-Profit Organizations
INFORMATION ON BECOMING TAX-EXEMPT IN MISSISSIPPI
Is my Mississippi non-profit eligible for state sales tax exemption?
Not unless they are specifically exempt according to Mississippi law. Non profit organizations in Mississippi are required to pay sales and use tax.
Do I need to register with the Mississippi State Tax Commission?
Yes. This can be done online: http://www.dor.ms.gov/TAPRegistration.html
Can my MS non-profit become exempt from Mississippi corporate tax or federal taxes?
All entities doing business in Mississippi are required to file the minimum corporate income tax. However, you can apply for 501c status with the IRS by filing the proper form and included attachments. This process can take up to 9 months and beyond.
This comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining 501c3 status from the IRS includes information on how to prepare your nonprofit to apply for 501c3 status, as well as information about the forms and fees required by the IRS.
This guide overviews and includes the special tax-exempt language a 501c3 nonprofit organization must include as part of its articles of incorporation.