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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: When we live in MS but still work in TN, do we pay MS state tax? My tax lady says no. My husband's TN says he needs to.

My TN employer didn't give me a MS withholding form in July. My tax lady said I didn't have to pay MS. Tax. She said when she do my tax on her software showing I now live in Mississippi and still worki in TN. It would show if ai owe MS state tax.

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The situation you're describing involves state residency and how it affects state income tax obligations, which can be complex. Generally, individuals are taxed by their state of residency. Mississippi, like most states, taxes residents on their worldwide income, regardless of where it's... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: My dad and I have the same name so he bought land and used my social and I didn’t know how do property taxes work on tha

That if I never received a bill for property taxes now he has past

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

I understand your situation with your father using your social security number to purchase land, resulting in a lack of property tax bills. It's crucial to address this issue promptly to avoid potential legal complications.

First, consult with an attorney who specializes in real...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: What type of new Deed transfers property from an Administratrix Deed in MS? After Death, but with Judge's Orders?

Because i still need to transfer title after filing Affadavit To Heirship(?)

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

To transfer property in Mississippi from an Administratrix Deed after someone's death with the judge's orders, you typically need to use a Quitclaim Deed or a Warranty Deed, depending on the circumstances.

First, ensure that you've filed the Affidavit of Heirship as required...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: I am an unmarried spouse surviver, disabled more than 65 years old I own less than an acre of land, do I Have to Pay tax

How do i get the answer?

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

As an unmarried, disabled individual over 65 owning less than an acre of land, your tax obligations depend on various factors, including the location of the property and your income. Property taxes are generally levied by local governments, and the rules can vary significantly from one jurisdiction... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: How do I file for adverse possession in the state of Mississippi. My wife and I have had possession of a house that my

Father in-law owns for 25 years. In 2015 I went to Georgia but I kept up the bills and maintenance of the house. He passed away in 2018 without a will. We came back in January of this year 2023. Can we claim it through adverse possession without involving her siblings because we are the ones who... View More

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answered on Sep 22, 2023

Continuous adverse possession has not occurred since you left the property for 5 years. Hopefully you have paid taxes on it for several years. Transferring title by adverse possession is usually a defense to ejectment, not a suit for you to file as plaintiff. Right now you do not have color of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: How to purchase a home recently acquired by "The State of MS" according to county tax records.

I have not seen the house announced in the paper for auction, nor is it posted anywhere. It was turned over to the state within the last two months or less. Is there an alternate route to taking ownership?

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

To purchase a property recently acquired by the State of Mississippi for delinquent taxes, you typically need to wait for the property to go through the tax sale or auction process. If it hasn't been advertised or posted yet, it's advisable to monitor announcements and notices from the... View More

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Q: I owe TN over $200k for past sales tax returns. What are their options they may perform to collect if I live in MS.

I have a salary of $88k before taxes and insurance. Therefore cannot afford the 5 year repayment plan they have offered thus far. Also have a current garnishment from the business on my paycheck currently of 25% or $750 per check. What is the max TN could collect per check?

Carmela Graciela Walrond
Carmela Graciela Walrond
answered on Jul 14, 2023

You can submit an offer in compromise application with Tennessee Department of Revenue. Offer in compromise allows a settlement on your tax debt, if you can show your expenses are more than your income. You may be able to save alot of money in taxes. I hope this information helps you.

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Q: Does a person with 100 percent total social security disability have to pay property tax in the state of Mississippi
Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Feb 23, 2023

Yes. Only disabled veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses are 100% exempt from paying property tax in Mississippi. An exemption for seniors, and disabled people, is available in Mississippi, and persons over 65 can qualify for a reduction of up to $7,500 on the taxable value of their... View More

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Q: Does a person with 100 percent total social security disability have to pay property tax in the state of Mississippi
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answered on Mar 4, 2023

There is no general exemption from property taxes for individuals who receive Social Security disability benefits in Mississippi. However, Mississippi has a Homestead Exemption Program that provides a property tax exemption for a portion of the assessed value of a home that is owned and occupied by... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: Why would homeowner at the age of 70, not be exempt from property tax in Pontotoc County. In fact it was increased?
Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Feb 7, 2023

Only disabled veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses are 100% exempt from paying property tax in Mississippi. An exemption for seniors, and disabled people, is available in Mississippi, and persons over 65 can qualify for a reduction of up to $7,500 on the taxable value of their property.

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Q: Would I owe MS sale tax for digital wall art? No physical product, only digital download. The pics are stock photos.

I live and would operate in Mississippi. I have not started selling yet. I just wanted to know in advance. If I am exempt from MS sales tax, are there any forms that I have to fill out? Thanks,

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Oct 24, 2022

Yes, Mississippi requires that you collect sales tax on digital sales, and apply for a sales tax permit from the Department of Revenue.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Banking for Mississippi on
Q: MS Code § 27-7-1103 (2020): Can I transfer funds from my 1st time home buyer savings account to another account?

In reference to MS Code § 27-7-1103 (2020) and MS Code § 27-7-1101 (2020), I have an existing first time home buyer savings account already. Specifically in reference to item #3 in MS Code § 27-7-1103 (2020), can I close the account and deposit the cashiers check into my main bank account a... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Based on my understanding of the Mississippi Code sections you referenced (MS Code § 27-7-1103 and § 27-7-1101) here are the key relevant points:

1. MS Code § 27-7-1103(3) states that funds withdrawn from a first-time home buyer savings account must be used for eligible costs related to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: How long does the state have to collect unpaid sales tax before statute of limitations occurs. I live in MS

The state lost my returns in 2008 and now won’t except a refile. I went out of business in 2010 and filed for bankruptcy on business and personal.

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Jul 25, 2022

There is no limitation on the time that Mississippi can collect sales taxes from you.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: How long does MS have to collect back taxes before its past statute of limitations. Such as the federal IRS has 10 year.
Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Apr 16, 2022

Dependent upon the circumstances, the State of Mississippi has no such statute of limitations, and the amount of tax due may be determined, assessed and collected and suit or proceedings for the collection of the tax may be begun at any time after it becomes due.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: If I have paid back taxes on my parents property, as well as kept them paid . Am I entitled to it ?

I am executer over estate. Original plan was for me to buy out my siblings. We cannot agree on a price bc they want 20k more than appraisal. This has been going on for 3 yrs now. I have paid ALL expenses, including 5 yrs now of taxes. The 2 yrs behind my mother owed and the3 since her passing.

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Sep 15, 2021

No, merely paying the property taxes does not entitle anyone to the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: Hello, this statute (TX Tax Code 34.01) frequently references a "taxing unit." What are they referring to?
William R. Wright
William R. Wright
answered on Jul 17, 2021

The Texas Tax Code defines a "taxing unit" as follows: " 'Taxing unit' means a county, an incorporated city or town (including a home-rule city), a school district, a special district or authority (including a junior college district, a hospital district, a district... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Is there a statute that requires boat trailers to be registered in Mississippi? That is registered, not titled.
Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Jan 5, 2021

Yes, you must have a tag on it the same as a vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: Before passing, my father transferred his property with a warranty deed to the man who lived in his home with him. This

man has also passed leaving a wife. Her name is not on the warranty deed but she has agreed to sign property over to me. How can this be done easily? Also there is a lien in my father's name against property.

Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm
answered on Nov 17, 2020

Well it can be done but probably not easily. The wife is actually making a gift to you since it is her property to deal with as she wishes. A deed would transfer the property back to you and there would have to be a release of the lien. You should get with a real estate attorney who can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: My boyfriend died he took care of me14 years can I use that money to file income tax

I haven’t filed in 13 years and I can’t get the stimulus without it

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 2, 2020

Unfortunately, as a girlfriend, you would likely not be entitled to any portion of his estate, because you are not considered a legal heir.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: My boyfriend died he took care of me14 years can I use that money to file income tax

I haven’t filed in 13 years and I can’t get the stimulus without it

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 2, 2020

Unfortunately, as a girlfriend, you would likely not be entitled to any portion of his estate, because you are not considered a legal heir.

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